Sunday, April 15, 2007

BILLY COBHAM - Spectrum


The funkiest, most energetic and most immediate offering from an artist of the great "fusion" era. Cobham, Tommy Bolin, Jan Hammer and the rest of the cast produced a remarkable keeper that should appeal to fans or rock, funk and progressive jazz. Quadrant 4 begins with a mind blowing solo from Hammer and is highlighted with an orgasmic explosion from Bolin, driving his Fender strat to new heights and showing that yes, at least one rock artist, can more than hold his own against jazz musicians. Stratus is funkier and takes more time to develop but it is the equal in impact and originality and exceeds in staying power as evidenced by Massive Attack's liberal use of this song's influence on "Blue Lines." Even the drum solo interludes that can often times seem like filler work on other albums are vital on this classic progressive rock/jazz beauty. - J. Duncan

Personnel
Billy Cobham - Percussion
Tommy Bolin - Guitar
Jan Hammer - Electric piano, Acoustic piano, & Moog synthesizer
Lee Sklar - Fender bass
Joe Farrell - Flute, Soprano sax, & Alto sax
Jimmy Owens - Flugelhorn & Trumpet
John Tropea - Guitar
Ron Carter - Acoustic bass
Ray Barretto - Congas

Tracks:
1. Quadrant 4
2. Searching For The Right Door / Spectrum
3. Anxiety / Taurian Matador
4. Stratus
5. To The Women In My Life / Le Lis
6. Snoopy's Search / Red Baron

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2 comments:

Randall said...

Thank you very much for this one - had the vinyl years ago, but it has long since vanished. Wonderful record - thanks so much for your blog and the memories it has revived!

CrV said...

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