Billy Cobham – Crosswinds (Atlantic/1974)

The second album of Billy Cobham with his exquisite compositions is a jazz funk and jazz fusion masterpiece, a must have for every music collector. All pieces are arranged by Cobham, and the fantastic studio performance of the full horn section makes it so special. “Spanish Moss” is an ultimate favorite with its hypnotic melody. “The Pleasant Pheasant” is energetic and warm, with an unforgettable solo by Michael Brecker.

Track Listing :

1. Spanish Moss “A Sound Portrait”
2. Savannah The Serene
3. Storm
4. Flash Flood
5. The Pleasant Pheasant
6. Heather
7. Crosswinds

Musicians / Personnel :

John Abercrombie – guitars
Michael Brecker – woodwinds
Randy Brecker – trumpet
Garnett Brown – trombone
Billy Cobham – drums, percussion
George Duke – keyboards
Lee Pastora – latin percussion
John Williams – acoustic & electric basses
Ken Scott – recording and re-mixing engineer
Armen Kachaturian – backliner photo
Basil Pao – design
Bob Defrin – art direction

Arrangements and orchestrations by Billy Cobham
Recorded at Electric Lady Studios, New York, N.Y.
Re-mixed at Trident Recording Studios, London, England.