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On Leave From Mahavishnu, Drummer Billy Cobham Gets His Chance: Solo

David Rensin, Rolling Stone, 31 January 1974

LOS ANGELES – "I never felt my music was ever really wanted by the Mahavishnu Orchestra," complained drummer Billy Cobham. "I tried having them use it in the very beginning because I was hoping the band was going to be one where I could say I contributed on a musical plane by writing, as well as by playing." He thumbed his glasses to his nose dejectedly. "I never really got the chance."

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