“SEPTEMBERFEST” WITH SPECIAL GUEST, STARING BILL COBHAM

 

THE MORGAN WORKSHOP WILL JOIN BILL COBHAM  THE  SPECIAL GUEST  AT THE 

PEOPLE’S PARK (NÉPLIGET)  – BUDAPEST

WATERLINE (VÍZVONAL) JAZZ  STAGE

September, 3. 2011 –  Saturday 5 p.m.

HOPEFULLY,  YA’LL SEE ON STAGE WITH ONE OF THE GREATEST RECORDING OF THE SPECTRUM

RED BARON


Arriving to, spending the week-end at Budapest, good idea, because the summer  warmth is still here and to spend an early evening at an open-air stage with terrific musicians is just awesome.

Mixture of music  from Panama – New York and Switzerland flows within the veins  of  BILL COBHAM, the jazz drummer, composer and bandleader.

Bill Cobham born in Panama, whereas he fell inlove and became fascinated with the percussions as a very young child when he was gathering with his cousins as they played on these instruments.

Over the decades in general Cobham has acclaimed as fusion’s greatest drummer, but actually he is really a master of Art’s in Percussive.

In the early days, Billy Cobham’s explosive technique powered some of the genre’s most important early recording,  including groundbreaking efforts by Miles Davis and the Mahavishnu Orchestra.

He was capable of subtler, funkier grooves on the one hand, and awe-inspiring solo improvisations on the other. In fact, his technical virtuosity was high that his flashes sometimes overwhelmed his music. Cobham drumming history is like milestones after milestones,  backed over the years with hundreds of well-known musicians like: Miles Davis, George Benson, The Mahavishnu Orchestra, Stanley Turrentine, Freddie Hubbard, Hubert Laws, Grover Washington Jr., Shirley Scott, Peter Gabriel, just to mention a few of the long list of  honourable musicians he played with.  Cobham branched out to his lightness of spirit, despite the heavy music, jazz fusion, which blended elements of the jazz, rock  and roll and funk styles. Cobham is well-known at festivals. A regular „visitor” at the Montreux Jazz Festival.

Toured around the U.S. and Europe with Silver in 1968,

ln the late 70s he was highly active as a session drummer.

Deciding to make a go of it on his own, Cobham formed his own band, named Spectrum, which initially featured the group of mates from his ex-Mahavishnu. His debut as a leader, also called Spectrum, was released in 1973, showcasing an exciting blend of jazz, funk, and rock by  Cobham experimenting a bit with electronic percussion. Spectrum is still generally acknowledged as the high point of Cobham’s solo career, and holds up quite well today. One of the most know Spectrum’s hit was/is the RED BARON.

Early 90s more to the world music. Cobham has also covered extensively by “hyperfunk” jam-band.

During the end of the 90s he turned a bit more to be in the acoustic-oriented  field.

Members of the Morgan Workshop: György VUKÁN, Zsolt KALTENECKER, Balázs BERKES, Béla LATTMANN, Attila LÁSZLÓ, Gyula BABOS, Kornél FEKETE-KOVÁCS, Gyula CSEPREGI, András JÁSZ, Dániel ZSOLDOS and Béla ZSOLDOS.

The  Morgan Workshop exist of superb  worldwide known Hungarian  musicians. It will be a recharging  evening of fantastic good music!

As once Miles Davis said  “Good music is good no matter what kind of music it is.”  and he was surely right!

ENJOY YOUR STAY !

update by: Aggie Reiter

2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Chris on 06/09/2011 at 08:16

    Loved reading about Bill Cobham….lots of good stuff on this site…Well Done Again

    Reply

  2. Appreciate your time to express your thoughts.

    Reply

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