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5.0 out of 5 stars Well here's something a little different, 23 Sep 2005
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Pedro Conejo (Fuerteventura, Spain) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Crosswinds (Audio CD)
I don't know how you got here, but you've come to the right place. No less than two of my Desert Island Discs are on this album (Storm and Heather - though, at a push, I'd take just Heather). Billy Cobham comes up with some really funky tracks here with a 'wind' theme that links from one to the other. Storm is the ultimate windy track being just BC wreaking havoc on the drums. With the storm bell in the background between tracks and the rather unusual changes of pace, this is both uplifting and haunting stuff. Real odd, real good. Heather though is just soooo mellow, why don't we hear it used elsewhere?
No other album has had the effect on me as this one.
Hint: turn the volume up very high for Storm. Don't forget to turn it back down again after.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A CD of unearthly beauty that took jazz fusion to new planes, 3 Oct 2000
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This review is from: Crosswinds (Audio CD)
The second of Billy Cobham's solo albums after leaving The Mahavishnu Orchestra, Crosswinds combines the blitzkreig funk of Spectrum, its predecessor, with the ethereal beauty of a tone poem.
Among the many things to listen out for are Michael Brecker's slow-burning tenor sax rising to full power on 'Heather', and John Abercrombie's screaming guitar on 'The Pleasant Pheasant'.
Of all of the jazz rock recordings of the 1970s, this is the one that converts the non-believers. This is proof positive that Billy Cobham is one of the greatest jazz drummers, yet it is not an exercise in sheer power. Its subtlety and fierce groove make it something for the head, the heart and the hips!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An incredible second album!, 8 Dec 2012
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Ivan rubinic (Island Hvar,Croatia) - See all my reviews
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BC. is one of the greatest drummers for all time.His imaginity,powerfull double bass,variety of patters are presented here.Among winds,here are violently storms,can you imagine this beutiful music?Backed by such excellent musicians like Brecker Bros.which were in a previous band Dreams where Billy was(both issued from Bgo records).A must have in every collection!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 22 July 2014
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This review is from: Crosswinds [VINYL] (Vinyl)
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