Win Tickets ($70): Billy Cobham’s “Spectrum 40” @ Aladdin Theater | Featuring Dean Brown, Gary Husband and Ric Fierabracci

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Billy Cobham’s “Spectrum 40” @ Aladdin Theater on Thursday, September 26. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, September 23.

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Billy Cobham’s “Spectrum 40” @ Aladdin TheaterBilly Cobham’s “Spectrum 40” featuring Dean Brown, Gary Husband and Ric Fierabracci
September 26, 2013
7 p.m. Doors, 8 p.m. Show | $35 | Under 21 permitted w/ parent or legal guardian

Aladdin Theater
3017 SE Milwaukie Ave Portland, OR 97202
(503) 234-9694

Eversince his breakthrough in the early 1970s-as a founding member of the Mahavishnu Orchestra, and as a drummer/leader whose recordings (such as Spectrum) and powerful, complex style of play exerted a strong influence on the course of jazz and jazz-fusion Billy Cobham has remained a tireless musical explorer.

Panamanian by birth, a New Yorker by upbringing, and a resident of Switzerland for more than 25 years,Cobham has pursued an ever-broadening, ever-deepening engagement with the world not only as a master drummer and percussionist but as a composer, producer, educator, and clinician who gives service through music even as he constantly expands his personal creative expression.

Cobham’s newest recording, Fruit from the Loom-released in April 2008 through his own imprint, Creative Multi Media Concepts, Inc. (CMMC)-is a suitably wide-ranging representation of his roots and his journeys. He reprises two of his best-known compositions from the ’70s, “Spectrum” and “Crosswinds,” by incorporating violin on the former and steel pan on the latter. “I’ve always found it difficult to focus upon one direction in music,”Cobham notes, “so I’ve resigned myself to projecting ideas and thoughts through a musical kaleidoscope, from Latin to rock and jazz. This version of ‘Spectrum’ is a testament to that idea.”

On the new CD, he also utilizes a string quartet (on “Faia”) and percussion ensembles with Cobham himself playing all the parts on “Samba du Militairestrasse” and Nigerian friends joining him on “Thoughts from Okuta.” Experiences from travels in Brazil are captured in “Eggshells Still on My Head” and “Florianapolis,” while the Bocas del Toro islands off the eastern coast of Panama-which Cobham describes as a place where “it is easy for me to relax and generally mellow out” inspire the buoyant “Sweet Bocas.” Fruit from the Loom, dedicated to the memory of Cobham’s parents William and Ivy, features support from longtime colleagues including organist Brian Auger, bassists Victor Bailey and Stefan Rademacher, saxophonist Ernie Watts, guitarists DeanBrown and Jean-Marie Ecay, and, on steel pan, Junior Gill.

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13 Responses to Win Tickets ($70): Billy Cobham’s “Spectrum 40” @ Aladdin Theater | Featuring Dean Brown, Gary Husband and Ric Fierabracci

  1. Quinn Keller September 17, 2013 at 1:36 pm #

    Jazz, Jazz, and more Jazz! Much love!

    • eliz linser September 18, 2013 at 10:28 am #

      Son just began band – he’s so enthusiastic about music now, would love to share this time with him!

  2. Roger September 17, 2013 at 1:41 pm #

    Yes! Mr Cobham is a jazz fusion legend and i would love to see his live work please!

  3. Stork Schlemiel September 17, 2013 at 1:45 pm #

    I would love to see this band. I saw this band last Feb in Oakland and I am absolutely thrilled that he is coming to Portland! – S.

  4. Bill W. September 18, 2013 at 10:57 am #

    Jazz fusion at the Aladdin?! This would be a great night out.

  5. Dave G. September 19, 2013 at 3:21 pm #

    A jazz legend that I have worshipped for years, and who rarely tours! I would be forever thankful to win these tix. Thanks for considering me!

  6. Jesse Radonski September 19, 2013 at 4:19 pm #

    Ever since I heard his original track that Massive Attack used for Safe From Harm, I’ve wanted to see Billy Cobham live. This show is going to be awesome.

  7. panda September 19, 2013 at 9:55 pm #

    anything with drums

  8. Bjoern September 20, 2013 at 12:19 pm #

    here plays the music

  9. mark42 September 20, 2013 at 2:52 pm #


  10. Miyuki September 21, 2013 at 10:45 am #

    My husband is a big fan of Billy Cobham. It will be great if we can see him!

  11. Kyle September 23, 2013 at 10:59 am #

    Man, this would be an epic experience for me! Hope I made the cut for the drawing!

  12. Jake the Snake September 26, 2013 at 3:55 pm #

    Billy is a legend. I so need to see him and be part of the show. Much love from my wife and I if you could be so kind. I LOVE fusion music and this show would be key!

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