Total Eclipse

Total Eclipse

by Billy CobhamBilly Cobham


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This is Billy Cobham's third solo recording under his own name and is a fine follow-up to Crosswinds. The mini-suite "Solarization" not only showcases the band's technical abilities, but also Cobham's strong compositional skills. It also features a schizophrenic piano solo ("Second Phase") from the underrated pianist Milcho Leviev, who sounds like a mutation of Cecil Taylor and Bill Evans. The funky "Moon Germs," on which John Abercrombie is pushed to inspiring new heights, became a Cobham classic. "The Moon Ain't Made of Green Cheese" is a beautiful flugelhorn solo by Randy Brecker backed by Cobham's debut on piano. The band stretches out on the lengthy "Sea of Tranquility," while "Last Frontier" is a gratuitous drum solo. This recording is highly recommended as Cobham still sounds inspired.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/13/2008
Label: Rhino/Wea Uk
UPC: 0081227658526
catalogNumber: 276585
Rank: 49056

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Billy Cobham   Primary Artist,Percussion,Piano,Drums,Timpani,Trap Kit
John Abercrombie   Guitar,Electric Guitar
Michael Brecker   Flute,Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Milcho Leviev   Keyboards
David Earle Johnson   Conga
Sue Evans   Marimbas
Alex Blake   Bass,Electric Bass
Randy Brecker   Trumpet,Flugelhorn,Horn
Cornell Dupree   Guitar
Glenn Ferris   Trombone,Bass Trombone,Tenor Trombone

Technical Credits

Ken Scott   Producer,Engineer,Remixing
Billy Cobham   Arranger,Producer
Bob Defrin   Art Direction
Gilbert Stone   Illustrations

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