Billy Cobham: Leaward Winds


Leaward Winds


Billy Cobham (drums)


Magic (Columbia 492526 2)

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Billy Cobham (drums),

Mark Soskin (acoustic piano, synthesizer), Pete Maunu (guitar), Randy Jackson (bass)


Composed by Billy Cobham


Recorded: New York, released 1977


Rating: 83/100 (learn more)

Guitarist Pete Maunu turns in an impressive performance on this semi-fusion anthem. His notes are long, sustained forays. While Maunu's guitar is quintessentially fusion-sounding, pianist Soskin spends most of the tune in a more standard jazz mode. The cat can play. There is not much of Billy Cobham here aside from his perfect timekeeping. The short tune has a pleasing if slight melody, and is performed well.

Reviewer: Walter Kolosky

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