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At 7:02pm on January 09, 2012, Sarah Saldana gave Bill Cobham a gift
At 3:10pm on October 17, 2009, Beni Williams said…
Huge respect Egregio Maestro!

Like so many others, I feel I owe you big time. Seeing you on TV in the '70s on the 'Shabazz' tour demonstrated that freedom and discipline in exactly the right balance was essential to the serious art of playing jazz - and that footage led me to so many great records.

As a keyboardist, I devoured what Milcho and all your fantastic sidemen were playing in relation to your rhythm innovations - it taught me a whole new approach to playing time, things I could never have remotely imagined. I have closely followed your career from then on - an ongoing education in fine, adventurous music.

When my daughter Eartha started taking singing seriously, her first gig was with Asere at Bristol Colston Hall - right after attending a songwriting week with them (which certainly knocked my first gig for six!)

A Billy-on thanks to you, Mr BC - long may you reign!

Beni
At 9:20am on June 12, 2009, Peter Davis said…
Fruit From The Loom sounds a great album. Hope it goes real well for you maestro.
Peter
At 5:45am on May 17, 2009, Günni Hastedt said…
Your words on your spectrum album "what is life but a sprectrum and what is music but life itself" share my life.... "Stratus" is one of my life's faves since 37 years

I am very happy to meet you in this wonderful network

Günni
At 11:59am on March 31, 2009, Amber Whitlock said…
Still trying to be your friend!!! -Amber
At 10:10am on March 26, 2009, Jeff Lofton said…
Please let me know if you are ever in Austin,love to hear you
At 1:40pm on March 11, 2009, Mike Ellis said…
hey man,
i've been a fan for years....peace to you
Mike Ellis
At 9:04pm on January 23, 2009, Harold Smiley Davis said…
At 5:20pm on January 17, 2009, Harold Smiley Davis said…
Hey Bill, Nice place you got here..... You are a long lost good friend....
I hope we can stay in touch.... Let me know when you'll be in the Miami area, so we can hook up! No Cameras Please!

Good to hear from you

Harold
At 10:10pm on December 9, 2008, Andrés Pellican said…
master!
At 11:49am on November 21, 2008, Gregory Thomas said…
Hi Bill,

In the early '80s there was a tune on one of your recordings that I would listen to over and over in college. It began with the sound of an airplane lifting off, and went into some furious straight-ahead swing about mid-way through. I can't remember the title, unfortunately, but I sure remember the feelings of exhiliration I felt every time I listened to it.

Also, I dug your candor in that JazzTimes blindfold test.

I'm host of Jazz it Up!, which my colleague George Moorer wrote you about a few days ago. Please let us know when you'll be playing in the NY area.

Keep swingin',
Greg Thomas
Host, Jazz it Up!
At 3:00am on November 20, 2008, Julian said…
Hey Billy,hope you are well,next time you play the Arts Centre here in Aberystwyth let me know,would love to meet up/jam with you,take care,Julian.
At 8:11am on November 17, 2008, George Moorer said…
Hi Bill,
My first jazz/drummer Album I've bought, back when we kinda got allowances (Mom's way of keeping some money in a Teens pocket), was yours late 70's. Now, I've created and produce a jazz show, Jazz it Up! We've had legendary drummer Roy Haynes. Featured Carl Allen on the show. ..and this season we will have Chico Hamilton and Lewis Nash. I would luv to catch up with you when you're in NY.
Take a look at Jazz it Up!
At 3:00pm on November 5, 2008, Monika Dziegielewska-Geitz said…
Hi Bill,

Are you planning on playing gigs in Poland any time soon?

Best wishes,
Monika
At 11:28am on October 31, 2008, JooZz said…
Hello Bill,

I'm thrilled to share a webpage where your name is on as well. You have been an inspiration since my teen days (long ago today), although I'm not a drumplayer. Thanks !
JooZz
At 2:06am on October 29, 2008, Monika Dziegielewska-Geitz said…
Dear Bill,

I am a great admirer of your talent!

All best and loads of respect,
Monika
At 8:58am on October 24, 2008, Rick Morris said…
thanks for all the years i used your licks.lol!
At 11:51am on October 23, 2008, Dimas R Sanchez said…
Thanks for the add.
At 2:54am on October 21, 2008, Peter Davis said…
Thanks Bill. I meant every word. And I'm on the lookout for a vintage Fibes kit for touring next year so I can maybe (well try!) to emulate the master!
Love and respect
BB
At 2:48am on October 1, 2008, Peter Davis said…
'Quadrant 4' continues to have written the book for fusion playing - sublime.
Kindest
Peter

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