Best of Cobham's GRP releases
kireviewer | Sunnyvale, Ca United States | 12/17/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This was Billy Cobham's third release on GRP records. The other two were Warning and Power Play. Picture This is the better of the three.With the move to GRP in 1984, Cobham embraced the digital and CD era. His first two GRP albums really pushed the digital technology, with a high dymanic range and a sharp staccato sound. Unfortunately, the music was not all that interesting and was even boring in parts.In this third album, Cobham incorporates the new digital sound with his old style of music. The result is a nice mixture of traditional jazz, featuring Grover Washington Jr. and Randy Becker on saxes, and Cobham's electronic rhythms. His version of Prince's Sign O' the Times is especially interesting. While this is a fairly good album, it doesn't come close to some of Cobham's earlier works like Spectrum and Crosswinds."