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Billy Cobham’s Crosswinds Project
Spiced Buttermilk Petrale Sole with Moong Dal (à la NOPI)
*meat & veggie chili will be available to order at the counter
Billy Cobham’s supremely influential career cannot be easily encapsulated. He has influenced drums, drumming, and drummers, not to mention music in general, across many genres. Cobham played a key role in Miles Davis’ fusion ensemble where he can be heard on Davis classics such as ‘Like-Evil’ and ‘A Tribute to Jack Johnson’. Eventually Cobham parted ways from Davis’ group to work with the Mahavishnu Orchestra, where he was able to further explore his technique and fusion style which influenced many for years to come. Subsequently, Cobham started his own band, Spectrum, and signed with Atlantic Records. Spectrum’s debut album featured a mix of jazz, funk and rock that allowed Cobham to further experiment with percussion and experience commercial success. Cobham also focused on his opportunities as a session drummer, such as drumming for the Grateful Dead’s side project Bobby & the Midnites. In 1988, Cobham helped start a group called ‘Jazz is Dead’ which reprised Grateful Dead music with jazz iterations. In 2001 Cobham was named one of the ‘25 Most Influential Drummers’ by Modern Drummer magazine. Cobham will be joined on this concert date by keyboardist Scott Tibbs, bassist Tim Landers, and guitarist Mark Whitfield.
Billy Cobham Website
Sponsored by William & Cloy Codiga – William J. Codiga Family Foundation
(Ticket Includes 5% City of Santa Cruz Admission Tax)