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Billy Cobham

The revered fusion drummer on the music that inspires him. Plus exciting young Scottish bands Mezcla and Strata, recorded live at the Glasgow Jazz Festival.

Revered Panamanian-American drummer Billy Cobham shares a collection of tracks that have inspired him and shaped the way he plays. Cobham’s illustrious career includes stints with Mahavishnu Orchestra and Miles Davis, who featured him on the jazz fusion classic Bitches Brew.

Also in the program, music from Mezcla and Graham Costello’s Strata, two of Scotland’s most exciting young bands, recorded live at the Glasgow Jazz Festival. And presenter Jumoke Fashola plays a selection of classic tracks and the best new releases.

Produced by Thomas Rees for Somethin’ Else.

1 hour, 29 minutes

Music Played

  • Leo Richardson

    Second Wind

    • Move.
  • Nérija

    Last Straw

    • Blume.
    • Domino.
  • Mezcla

    Knockan Crag

    • Recorded Live At Glasgow Jazz Festival for J to Z.
  • Tubby Hayes

    Grits, Beans and Greens

    • Grits, Beans and Greens: The Lost Fontana Sessions.
  • Vula Viel

    Well Come

    • Do Not Be Afraid.
  • Graham Costello’s STRATA


    • Recorded Live At Glasgow Jazz Festival for J to Z.
  • Tommy Smith


    • Embodying The Light: A Dedication to John Coltrane.
  • Billy Cobham

    Moon Germs

    • Total Eclipse.
  • Billy Cobham's Inspirations

    • Miles Davis

      Eighty One

      • E.S.P..
    • Herbie Hancock

      Tell Me A Bedtime Story

      • Fat Albert Rotunda.
    • Dave Brubeck

      Take Five

      • Time Out.
  • Areni Agbabian


    • Bloom.
    • ECM.


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