The legendary Billy Cobham recently spoke with the folks at theartsdesk.com and answered questions about the 1973 album, Spectrum, coming up with his sound, and the next frontiers of jazz and fusion.
MATTHEW WRIGHT: When Spectrum was released in 1973, did you think you were doing something ground-breaking? How do you look back on that moment now?
BILLY COBHAM: It was a mistake. I didn’t know I was doing anything. I was making a record based on my experiences, based on who I’d worked with: I wasn’t going out of my way to break new ground, it was just who I was, that’s all the reputation means.