About Billy Cobham
Billy Cobham, born May 16, 1944 in Panama, is widely regarded one of the world’s best and most influential drummers, best known for his jazz fusion in the 1970s, with John McLaughlin’s Mahavishnu Orchestra, where he pioneered a powerful style of drumming with jazz, rock and funk influences.
He is the first drummer to unseat Buddy Rich in the Down Beat music polls.
Cobham has played and recorded with hundreds of top musicians, including Miles Davis, Freddie Hubbard, Larry Coryell, and Horace Silver; and is famous for his explosive, fast, spectacular playing.
He has been sampled, most famously by Massive Attack in their tune “Safe from Harm”, centred on the beat and bassline of Cobham’s “Stratus”, from his debut album Spectrum.
Umphrey’s McGee delivered a massive bust out of “Rising Bird” for the first time in over 16 years during a VIP set at their Georgia Theatre three-night closer in Athens.
Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit continued their Ryman Residency in Nashville on Saturday where they debuted a cover of Crosby, Stills & Nash’s “Helplessly Hoping.”
Bon Iver’s appearance on ‘CBS This Morning’ featured an interview with the band as well as video of songs off their 2019 album ‘i,i’ and more from their recent show at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
Steely Dan delivered the first “Brooklyn (Owes The Charmer Under Me)” in 45 years during the third outing of their five-night residency at New York City’s Beacon Theatre.
Trey Anastasio offered up a solo acoustic debut of “Sanity” and more during his concert at the Riverside Theater in Milwaukee on Friday night.