Crosswinds (Billy Cobham album)

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Crosswinds
Studio album by Billy Cobham
Released 1974
Recorded at Electric Lady Studios, New York City,
re-mixed at Trident Recording Studios, London, England.
Genre Jazz fusion
Length 35:08
Label Atlantic
Producer William E. Cobham, Jr. and Ken Scott
Billy Cobham chronology
Spectrum
(1973)
Crosswinds
(1974)
Total Eclipse
(1974)

Crosswinds is the second album of fusion drummer Billy Cobham. The album was released in 1974. It comprises four songs, all composed by Billy Cobham.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Track listing[edit]

All selections written by Billy Cobham.

Side one[edit]

  1. "Spanish Moss – "A Sound Portrait"" – 17:08
    a. "Spanish Moss" – 4:08
    b. "Savannah The Serene" – 5:09
    Solos: Garnett Brown & George Duke
    c. "Storm" – 2:46
    Solo: Billy Cobham
    d. "Flash Flood" – 5:05
    Solos: Randy Brecker & John Abercrombie

Side two[edit]

  1. "The Pleasant Pheasant" – 5:11
    Solos: Lee Pastora, Michael Brecker, George Duke & Billy Cobham
  2. "Heather" – 8:25
    Solos: George Duke & Michael Brecker
  3. "Crosswind" – 3:39
    Solo: John Abercrombie

Personnel[edit]

The personnel on all sections except "Savannah The Serene" and "Storm" is:

On "Savannah The Serene" the personnel is:

"Storm" is a percussion solo by Billy Cobham.

Credits[edit]

  • Ken Scott – recording and re-mixing engineer
  • Armen Kachaturian – backliner photo
  • Basil Pao – design
  • Bob Defrin – art direction

Chart performance[edit]

Year Chart Position
1974 Billboard 200 23[2]
1974 Billboard R&B Albums 19[2]
1974 Billboard Jazz Albums 2[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Crosswinds - Billy Cobham". allmusic.com. Retrieved 6 January 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c "Crosswinds - Billy Cobham | Awards | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 27 October 2013. 

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