Bill Cobham / George Duke Band – Almustafa The Beloved

Bill Cobham / George Duke Band – Almustafa The Beloved

Amazing jazz fusion/funk/prog from the 1970s…GREAT synth and keyboard licks, drumming by Billy Cobham, guitar by John Scofield, bass, vocals, and Chapman stick by Alphonso Johnson.  Sampled to great, great effect in that one Freestyle Fellowship song!!  The main riff sounds like some crazy Star Wars take off–but Star Wars came out on May 25, 1977!  I’m getting on the spaceship!!!   Parts are like Lonnie Liston Smith meets the Mahavishnu Orchestra…This kind of music must return again…love the chorus part at 5:13…then listen to that little prog break at 5:39…Radiohead only wishes it were half as good and experimental as any of these 70s bands…

July 6, 1976

Montreux, Switzerland

Track 4

Billy Cobham – Drums
George Duke – Keyboards, Vocals
John Scofield – Guitar
Alphonso Johnson – Bass, Chapman Stick, Vocals

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