Tag Archives: Billy Cobham

Max Roach: Every Drummer Should Play a Melodic Instrument

SKF NOTE: This exchange with Max Roach took place on July 15, 1981 at his home in Connecticut. The back story is posted here.  I asked Mr. Roach if he thought musicians should be aware of the business side of … Continue reading

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Billy Cobham’s Tama Artstar Drumset 1984

SKF NOTE: From the February 1984 Down Beat magazine. One in a long line of Billy Cobham‘s great looking drumsets.

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Billy Cobham ‘Simplicity of Expression’ Ad 1978

SKF NOTE: I’m not a Billy Cobham album expert, but I don’t recall this album at all. The ad is from 1978.

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Billy Cobham Obscure Endorsement Ads 1972, 1976

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Billy Cobham: My Concept is My Own

SKF NOTE: A glimpse at Billy Cobham’s drumming concepts 41 years ago in Different Drummer magazine. Billy Cobham: My concept is my own, my personality is my own. Dynamics enhance my playing and gives a lot of contrast to the … Continue reading

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John McLaughlin: Miles Had No Paper Bags, No Chords

John McLaughlin on Miles Davis, Mahavishnu and More by Dean Budnick on January 23, 2015 John McLaughlin: Normally, when Miles would come into the studio, he’d be carrying a coffee in a brown paper bag and, in the taxi, he … Continue reading

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