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  1. For his latest project jazz legend Billy Cobham turned to Cirque do Soleil?Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 9 | Inside Bay Area

    If you're going to take advice about hiring a new musician, you could do much worse than getting the lowdown from Future Man. Drum icon Billy Cobham had been on the lookout for a fabled bassoon player who'd collaborated with Bla Fleck and the Flecktones, which is where Future Man hangs his hat as a percussionist, inventor and sonic explorer.


  2. An Interview with Billy Cobham, Genius Drummer with Mahavishnu...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 8 | The Stranger

    Born in ColA3n, Panama in 1944, Billy Cobham has contributed phenomenal rhythmic power and inventiveness to some of the greatest jazz-fusion groups, funk troupes, and rock acts, as well as masterminding several outstanding solo albums. Even if he'd only played on Mahavishnu Orchestra 's Inner Mounting Flame , Birds of Fire , and Between Nothingness & Eternity , Cobham would still be a legend.


  3. Hawaii News Now Jazz Legends Series Continues In March At Blue Note HawaiiRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 28 |

    Blue Note Hawaii welcomes some of music's most renowned artists this month, continuing the Hawaii News Now Jazz Legends series with Tony and GRAMMY Award-winning jazz vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater and epic drummer Billy Cobham. Jazz virtuoso guitarist Earl Klugh returns, jazz fusion saxophonist Boney James and reggae giants Big Mountain close the month.


  4. In Defense of Jazz FusionRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 28 | The Stranger

    The genre often provokes knee-jerk revulsion, accusations of wankery, or, worse, yawns. The early March appearances in Seattle by two fusion legends-keyboardist Herbie Hancock on March 1 and drummer Billy Cobham March 8 through 11-provide an opportunity to inform haters why their brains are clogged with excrement.


  5. Woodwind HendrixRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 22 |

    Chico State New Music Symposium, March 1-2 Thursday, 7:30 p.m.: Student composers, Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall, free Friday, 7:30 p.m.: Paul Hanson: Bassoon and Electronics, Zing Recital Hall, free Related stories this week: Weird times Give it up for Chico's freaks and fun-makers. Inside the GravyBrain The fun and freaky creativity of Chico funk-fusion four-piece.


  6. Jazz club night will honour George DukeRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 23 | Braintree and Witham Times

    THE top drawer jazz five-piece who make up the band Reach For It, will be paying homage to the late George Duke at the next Jazz Mix club night. Reach For It features the electronic wizardry of Carl Hudson on keyboards, Tim Cansfield on guitar , Phil Mulford on bass , Karl Vanden Bossche on percussion and Geoff Dunn on drums .


  7. Jazz Fusion Legend Billy Cobam Brings his Highly Acclaimed Crosswinds ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 21 |

    Jazz fusion legend Billy Cobham announces a multi-city US Tour dedicated to revisiting his second album, Crosswinds, which was originally released in 1974. For this new performance se- ries, known as the "Crosswinds Project," Cobham and the band will perform updated arrangements of his compositions from this album, supported by Paul Hanson ; Fareed Haque ; Tim Landers ; and Scott Tibbs .


  8. Music Preview: Vapeism - 'Vaped Out Vol. 1' Spins Out Delicious Fusion Jazz TonesRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 8, 2018 | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    On February 20, Vapeism will drop their debut album, entitled Vaped Out Vol.1 . The Brooklyn-based power trio, made up of Andy Berman on guitar, Brian Vinson on upright bass, and drummer Dan Nadeau, amalgamates elements of funk, rock, and jazz into an avant-garde, supercharged sound I call fusion-shred.


  9. The Egg Announces New Concert; Postpones AnotherRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 8, 2018 | Nippertown!

    Monster fusion drummer Billy Cobham has been the driving force for jazz greats from Miles Davis to Mahavishnu Orchestra. He returns to The Egg at 7:30pm on Sunday, March 25, revisiting his classic 1974 album Crosswinds .


  10. Friday Top: 20 Greatest Jazz Guitarists Of All Time [News]Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 12, 2018 |

    This week's traditional Wednesday Question saw the people of UG community discussing the matter of the best jazz guitarist of all time. Based on your votes and more than 120 comments, we summed this one up into a Top 20 rundown.


  11. Maine drumstick maker to add 14 jobs, percussion mallet lineRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 11, 2018 | Bangor Daily News

    Nylon-tipped drumsticks wait in a container for the next step of processing in this 2008 file photo taken at the Vic Firth's drumstick facility in Newport. Newport soon will be home to two prominent percussion parts makers when an Illinois mallet company moves its production there.


  12. Gov't Mule Welcomes A Slew Of Guests At The Beacon TheatreRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 31, 2017 | JamBase

    Gov't Mule moved up the East Coast to continue their New Year's run on Saturday night with the first of two gigs at their home away from home: New York City's Beacon Theatre. The Southern jam titans have held a New Year's run at the Upper West Side venue every year dating all the way to 2002.


  13. The Trap Set Podcast Beats Drum for Underappreciated Band MembersRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 5, 2017 | LA Weekly

    No one wants to talk to drummers. Of more than 300 musicians I've interviewed, only five played drums.


  14. a Snoop Dogg was cartwheeling down the hallwaya - " funk-jazz maestro...Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 21, 2017 | NME

    If there's one man who knows his way around a bass guitar, it's Stephen Bruner aka Thundercat. First noted for his stellar work with producer Flying Lotus, he's since established himself as a virtuoso musician with his own solo career.


  15. John McLaughlin and Jimmy Herring Meeting of the Spirits at Lincoln TheatreRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 15, 2017 | All About Jazz

    Jimmy Herring and The Invisible Whip John McLaughlin and The 4th Dimension Lincoln Theatre Meeting of the Spirits Tour Washington, DC November 11, 2017 In the late 1960s, the bluesy electric soul music of , whose subsequent seminal Bitches Brew album began a genre known as jazz fusion. The guitar virtuoso who helped bring Davis' more rock less traditional jazz vision to fruition was Englishman , fresh from playing with the loudly rambunctious Tony Williams Lifetime.


  16. Guitarist Jimmy Herring reigns in rock pantheonRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 2, 2017 | Boston Herald

    There is no agreed upon resume that makes someone a guitar god. But whatever the requirements, no matter how lofty, Jimmy Herring has long since cemented his status as a six-string deity.


  17. In sync with the worldRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 7, 2017 | Jerusalem Post

    It ain't easy getting a cultural event off the ground in this country. State support for such enterprise is generally minimal to nonexistent, and even if you do manage to scrape together the wherewithal for the launch, repeating the feat year after year can be a taxing exercise.


  18. Obituary - John Abercrombie, leading guitaristRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 30, 2017 | Sunday Herald

    JOHN Abercrombie, who has died aged 72, was one of the most distinctive guitarists of his generation. In a career that began while he was still studying at Berklee School of Music in Boston in the mid-1960s, Abercrombie played with musicians including composer and orchestra leader Gil Evans, prominent drummers Chico Hamilton, Billy Cobham and Jack DeJohnette, and saxophonists Charles Lloyd, Gato Barbieri and Jan Garbarek.


  19. Song of the Day: Billy Sedlmayr Weighs in on Miles Davis' Sleeping Giant 'Honky Tonk'Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 24, 2017 | Tucson Weekly

    Every drummer assimilates grooves into his body and mind. The more you listen, more you play, things begin to fall in line.


  20. Culture News: Literature's "Living Con Job,"...Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 24, 2017 | The Stranger

    Rich Smith Went Down a Rabbit Hole of Fake Websites and Other Dubious Claims to Bring You This Incredible Story : About literary grifter John Smelcer , who claimed to be Native American even though he's not, and has recently been nominated for a PEN Literary Award. It's a very thoroughly researched, very strange tale of the lengths a person will go to achieve artistic success.