Re: Billy Cobham
Billy Cobham is on of the greatest drummers ever. Not only was he a pioneer, but his chops were awesome. All this talk about 'mistakes' is rubbish. It's like some previous posts mention, he was taking drumming to the next level. Nobody had done some of the things he was doing back in the 70's etc.
I have studied the Cobster and learnt so, so much. He is Jazz Fusion! I have even had the pleasure of chatting to the great man. He is such a nice chap. I found myself just wanting to thank him for everything he has done for my playing (not to mention the thousands of others).
You should definitely check out his DVD 'The Glass Menagerie' (March 1981). It's classic Cobham.