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Tierra Del Fuego

Jazztage Dresden 01.-29.11.2018

SUNDAY / 04. NOVEMBER 2018 / 20:00

Event location Erlwein Capitol im Ostrapark

Billy Cobham - drums
Steve Hamilton
- keys
Camelia Ben Naceur
- keys
David Dunsmuir
- guitar
Michael Mondesir
- bass

Billy Cobham was a co-founder of the jazz-rock combo, Dreams (1969 - with the Brecker brothers) and the jazz-drummer of Miles Davis's new fusion ensemble. Ever since his breakthrough in the early 1970s as a founding member of the Mahavishnu Orchestra with guitarist John McLaughlin, and as a drummer/leader whose recordings and powerful, complex style of play have exerted a strong influence on the course of jazz and jazz-fusion; Billy Cobham (1944) has remained a tireless musical explorer. His debut solo album release, Spectrum (1973), with Tommy Bolin on guitar and Jan Hammer on electric piano, was a breakthrough in jazz-fusion and is universally recognized as one of the genre's most significant and influential creations.

The pioneering and versatile Cobham has contributed seminally as a master drummer, percussionist, composer, producer, educator, clinician and tireless musical explorer. With the same energy and exuberance he displayed in his youth, he forges ahead with an always passionate commitment to innovation and service to the world through his music.

At the Jazztage Dresden Billy Cobham will present ‘Tierra del fuego’, the fourth and last volume of music dedicated to the memory of his parents William and Ivy. For the past 10 years, Billy Cobham has developed this song book that began with ‘Fruit From the Loom’, ‘Palindrome’ and ‘Tales from the Skeleton Coast’