Crosswinds (Billy Cobham album)

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Billy Cobham Crosswinds album cover.jpg
Studio album by
StudioElectric Lady Studios, New York City,
re-mixed at Trident Recording Studios, London, England.
GenreJazz fusion
ProducerWilliam E. Cobham, Jr., Ken Scott
Billy Cobham chronology
Total Eclipse

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
Allmusic3.5/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide3/5 stars[2]

Cover art[edit]

A photo taken by Billy Cobham himself is used for the cover art; it wraps around the spine to comprise both the front and back cover.

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


Chart performance[edit]

Year Chart Position
1974 Billboard 200 23[3]
1974 Billboard R&B Albums 19[3]
1974 Billboard Jazz Albums 2[3]


The song "Heather" was used as the basis for the Souls of Mischief's hit song "93 'til Infinity".


  1. ^ "Crosswinds - Billy Cobham". Retrieved 6 January 2011.
  2. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 41. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.
  3. ^ a b c "Crosswinds - Billy Cobham | Awards | AllMusic". Retrieved 27 October 2013.

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