Dreams were an American brass-rock band from N.Y.C. that released two albums on CBS/Columbia in 1970 and 1971. The band featured numerous members who would later attain star status in the annals of jazz-rock, including drummer Billy Cobham, bassist Will Lee, and the sax/trumpet team of brothers Randy and Michael Brecker. Members: Jeff Kent (vocals, […]

Billy Cobham

Billy Cobham (born May 16, 1944) is a Panamanian-American jazz-rock drummer who played in the bands Dreams, the Mahavishnu Orchestra, and Atmospheres during the early 1970s. Starting with his 1973 solo debut Spectrum, Cobham released eight albums on Atlantic and four on Columbia through 1979, including a live release in partnership with George Duke. He […]

Miles Davis – Get Up With It (1974)

Get Up With It is an album from the electric phase of American jazz trumpeter Miles Davis, released in 1974 on CBS/Columbia. Tracklist: A. “He Loved Him Madly” (30:29) B1. “Maiysha” (14:52) B2. “Honky Tonk” (5:54) B3. “Rated X” (6:50) C. “Calypso Frelimo” (32:07) D1. “Red China Blues” (4:10) D2. “Mtume” (15:08) D3. “Billy Preston” […]

Mahavishnu Orchestra

The Mahavishnu Orchestra were a multinational jazz-rock ensemble that was active during the early-to-mid-1970s and again during the mid-1980s. Led through all phases by English guitarist John McLaughlin, the lineup underwent two incarnations between 1971 and 1976. The first incarnation was a five-piece band with Czech keyboardist Jan Hammer, Irish bassist Rick Laird, and two […]

David Bendeth ‎– Adrenalin (1979)

Adrenalin is an album by English/Canadian jazz-funk guitarist David Bendeth, released in 1979 on Inter Global Music. Tracklist: A1. “Adrenalin” (6:25) A2. “Breakdown” (3:54) A3. “Easy Ridin’” (2:49) A4. “Lock Stock & Barrell” (4:13) A5. “Dr. Dimento” (0:42) B1. “Feel the Real” (3:46) B2. “Copycat” (5:27) B3. “Bozonoknowz” (3:26) B4. “Count Me Out” (4:00) B5. “Turbocharger” […]

Jimmy Owens ‎– Headin’ Home (1978)

Headin’ Home is the third solo album by jazz-funk trumpeter Jimmy Owens, released in 1978 on Horizon. Tracklist: A1. “Home” (5:53) A2. “New Tune” (5:47) A3. “Dreaming My Life Away” (5:45) A4. “Never Subject to Change” (5:34) B1. “B.S.” (6:51) B2. “Sweet Love” (9:42) B3. “Exercise (Dis’go Dis’way)” (6:21) Credits: Jimmy Owens — trumpet, flugelhorn […]

Mahavishnu Orchestra ‎– Birds of Fire (1973)

Birds of Fire is the second studio album by multinational jazz-rock ensemble the Mahavishnu Orchestra, released in 1973 on Columbia Records. Tracklist: A1. “Birds of Fire” (5:44) A2. “Miles Beyond (Miles Davis)” (4:41) A3. “Celestial Terrestrial Commuters” (2:55) A4. “Sapphire Bullets of Pure Love” (0:21) A5. “Thousand Island Park” (3:21) A6. “Hope” (1:57) B1. “One […]

David Sancious ‎– Forest of Feelings (1975)

Forest of Feelings is the debut solo album by American jazz-rock keyboardist/composer David Sancious, released in 1975 on Epic. Tracklist: A1. “Suite Cassandra” (8:46) A2. “Come On if You Feel Up to It. . . (And Get Down)” (4:44) A3. “East India” (4:36) A4. “Dixie: March of the Conditioned Souls / Civil War of the […]

McCoy Tyner ‎– Fly With the Wind (1976)

Fly With the Wind is an album by American jazz pianist McCoy Tyner, released in 1976 on Milestone. Augmenting his post-bop quartet for these sessions is a 14-piece orchestra conducted by arranger/co-producer William Fischer. The title-track leads with a chamber into of violin, cello, oboe, and flute in C♯m. During the first minute, the tone […]

Atmospheres ‎– Atmospheres Featuring Clive Stevens & Friends (1974)

Atmospheres is the first of two back-to-back albums by the multinational jazz-rock supergroup led by English saxist Clive Stevens, released in 1974 on Capitol. The album features the talents of Oregon pianist Ralph Towner, ubiquitous guitarists John Abercrombie and Steve Khan, and the Mahavishnu rhythm section of bassist Rick Laird and drummer Billy Cobham. Tracklist: A1. […]

Jack Bruce and Friends ‎– I’ve Always Wanted to Do This (1980)

I’ve Always Wanted to Do This is an album by Scottish bassist/vocalist Jack Bruce, released in 1980 on Epic. The album is co-credited to “Friends” — an impromptu trio of jazz-funk players including keyboardist David Sancious and drummer Billy Cobham. Tracklist: A1. “Hit and Run” (3:36) A2. “Running Back” (3:51) A3. “Facelift 318” (3:18) A4. […]

Dreams ‎– Dreams (1970)

Dreams is the first of two albums by the namesake American brass-rock band, released in 1970 on Columbia/CBS. Tracklist: A1. “Devil Lady” (3:33) A2. “15 Miles to Povo” (3:01) A3. “The Martanine” (2:25) A4. “Holli Be Home” (5:41) A5. “Try Me” (5:08) B1. “Dream Suite” (14:45) — a. Asset Stop — b. Jane — c. Crunchy […]

William S. Fischer ‎– Circles (1970)

Circles is an album by American jazz-rock keyboardist William S. Fischer, produced by Herbie Mann and released in 1970 on Embryo. Tracklist: A1. “Patience Is Virtue” (4:45) A2. “Saigon” (4:06) A3. “Electrix” (5:00) A4. “Chains” (4:30) B1. “There’s a Light That Shines” (3:31) B2. “Circle” (3:03) B3. “Green Forever” (4:35) B4. “Capsule” (7:00) Credits: William S. […]

The Mahavishnu Orchestra with John McLaughlin ‎– The Inner Mounting Flame (1971)

The Inner Mounting Flame is the debut album by multinational jazz-rock ensemble the Mahavishnu Orchestra, released in 1971 on Columbia Records. Tracklist: A1. “Meeting of the Spirits” (6:50) A2. “Dawn” (5:15) A3. “The Noonward Race” (6:27) A4. “A Lotus on Irish Streams” (5:41) B1. “Vital Transformation” (6:14) B2. “The Dance of Maya” (7:15) B3. “You […]

Paul Winter Consort ‎– Icarus (1972)

Icarus is an album by the Paul Winter Consort, featuring the namesake saxophonist backed by members of Oregon. The album was produced by George Martin and released in 1972 on Epic. Tracklist: A1. “Icarus” (3:02) A2. “Ode to a Fillmore Dressing Room” (5:32) A3. “The Silence of a Candle” (3:22) A4. “Sunwheel” (4:52) A5. “Juniper Bear” […]

Billy Cobham – Inner Conflicts (1978)

Inner Conflicts is an album by jazz-rock drummer Billy Cobham, released in 1978 on Atlantic. Tracklist: A1. “Inner Conflicts” (10:49) A2. “The Muffin Talks Back” (9:52) B1. “Nickles and Dimes” (7:21) B2. “El Barrio” (6:30) B3. “Arroyo” (4:15) Credits: Bass – John Williams Drums – Billy Cobham Guitar – John Scofield Keyboards – Dawilli Gonga […]

Grover Washington, Jr. – Soul Box (1973)

Soul Box is a double album by American jazz-funk saxist Grover Washington Jr., released in 1973 on CTI-subsidiary Kudu, which also released the records separately as Soul Box Vol. 1 and Vol. 2. Tracklist: A1. “Aubrey” (3:40) A2. “Masterpiece” (13:20) B. “Trouble Man” (15:55) C1. “You Are the Sunshine of My Life” (6:00) C2. “Don’t […]

Billy Cobham – Spectrum (1973)

Spectrum is the debut solo album by American jazz-rock drummer Billy Cobham, released in 1973 on Atlantic. Tracklist: A1. “Quadrant 4” (4:30) A2. “Searching for the Right Door / Spectrum” (6:33) A3. “Anxiety / Taurian Matador” (4:45) B1. “Stratus” (9:50) B2. “To the Women in My Life / Le lis” (4:00) B3. “Snoopy’s Search / Red […]

Carlos Santana, Mahavishnu John McLaughlin – Love Devotion Surrender (1973)

Love Devotion Surrender is a collaborative album between American Latin-rock guitarist Carlos Santana and English jazz-rock guitarist John McLaughlin, released in 1973 on Columbia. Tracklist: A1. “A Love Supreme” (7:48) A2. “Naima” (3:09) A3. “The Life Divine” (9:30) B1. “Let Us Go Into the House of the Lord” (15:45) B2. “Meditation” (2:45) Credits: Carlos Santana […]