Saturday 8 July 2017
Cobham. Billy - A Funky Thide Of Sings (1975)
The fourth album from this US drummer and artist.
Billy Cobham on drums had help from ten other musicians on this album. That include guitars, bass, woodwinds and keyboards. The Brecker brothers were back again and John Scofield added some guitars.
I very much liked Billy Cobham's previous three albums. Really good fusion with some funk incorporated.
I am still scratching around on the surface when it comes to jazz and fusion. A music genre I really both enjoy and love. Billy Cobham is therefore my kind of guy.
It would be far to simplistic to say that this is a very funky album based on the album title itself.... and the very funny album art-work. But there is no denying that this is mainly a funk album. And a very lively one too.
There is a lot of brass and woodwinds here too. The album almost has a bigband jazz feel over it. Almost, that is. But a long drum solo from Billy Cobham during the middle of this forty minutes odd long album kills of the bigband idea.
What remains is as good, uplifting fusion/jazz album with a lot of good ideas and details. Just the type of album that brightens up a dull gray day.