Current News

Current News

 Don't forget - Billy Cobham performing in Plovdiv – 29. September!

Don't forget - Billy Cobham performing in Plovdiv – 29. September!

9/20/2006 1:40:25 PM

His concert at the Ancient Theater in the Old Town is scheduled September 29th – within the “Plovdiv Jazz Nights” International Jazz Festival, part of the Autumn Arts Salon – Plovdiv 2006.

Billy Cobham, born May 16, 1944 in Panama, is widely regarded one of the world's best and most influential drummers, best known for his jazz fusion in the 1970s, with John McLaughlin's Mahavishnu Orchestra, where he pioneered a powerful style of drumming with jazz, rock and funk influences.

He is the first drummer to unseat Buddy Rich in the Down Beat music polls.
Cobham has played and recorded with hundreds of top musicians, including Miles Davis, Freddie Hubbard, Larry Coryell, and Horace Silver; and is famous for his explosive, fast, spectacular playing.

He has been sampled, most famously by Massive Attack in their tune "Safe from Harm", centred on the beat and bassline of Cobham's "Stratus", from his debut album Spectrum.

Prior to his emergence with the Mahavishnu Orchestra, Cobham worked with Horace Silver in 1968, then with Miles Davis, on classic recordings like Bitches Brew, Live-Evil and A Tribute to Jack Johnson. The preface to his work with the Mahavishnu Orchestra was his work on John McLaughlin's album My Goal's Beyond. Cobham toured extensively from 1971 to 1973 with the Mahavishnu Orchestra, who released two studio albums and one live album.

The original studio versions of tunes on the live album were later released as The Lost Trident Sessions in 1999. In May 1973, still with the Mahavishnu Orchestra, Cobham recorded his first solo album Spectrum, with musicians including Jan Hammer, from the Mahavishnu Orchestra, and Tommy Bolin, a guitarist who later played with heavy rock band Deep Purple. Just before the Mahavishnu Orchestra's last touring leg, in late 1973, Cobham recorded and toured with Carlos Santana and John McLaughlin, in concerts which featured material from their album Love Devotion Surrender, and Cobham's own material. In 1980 he worked with Jack Bruce, in a band called Jack Bruce & Friends.

Info: Wikipedia

Feast day of St. John of Rila (a.k.a. Sveti Ivan Rilski) and the Rila Monastery
On 19 October the Bulgarian Church celebrates the discovery of the imperishable holy remains of St. John of Rila (a.k.a. Sveti Ivan Rilski) and also their moving ...
October 18 - St .Luke's Day
October 18 - St .Luke's Day
10/18/2018 8:00:00 AM
St.Luke, Holy Apostle and Evangelist, who wrote about the life of Jesus, used to be a good healer and a talented artist.
MEDICUS, DENTO, GALENIA 2017
MEDICUS, DENTO, GALENIA 2017
10/17/2018 10:00:00 AM
International Exhibition of Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmaceutics MEDICUS, DENTO, GALENIA starts today
Today is PETKOVDEN (St. Petka Feastday)
Name day of everyone named Paraskeva, Petko, Petyo, Petka, Petkana, Penka, Pencho.
Today is World Smile Day
Today is World Smile Day
10/5/2018 9:10:00 AM
As is Harvey Ballwell known by now throughout the world Harvey Ball, a commercial artist from Worcester, Massachusetts created the smiley face in 1963.
POKROV BOGORODICHEN (Holy Protection of Mother of God)
Pokrov, as the feast HOLY PROTECTION OF THE MOTHER OF GOD is popular in BG, is a Slavonic term meaning “veil” or “mantle”, signifying protection. This feast today is primarily observed by the Eastern Slavic Churches - Catholic and Orthodox.
International Technical Fair Plovdiv 2018 begins
Over 550 companies from 35 countries are taking part at this year’s Technical Fair in Plovdiv
September 22nd - Independence Day
September 22nd - Independence Day
9/22/2018 8:00:00 AM
September 22nd, 1908, Bulgarian Knjaz Ferdinand declared the Independence of Bulgaria in the former capital of Bulgaria.
Back to school
Back to school
9/17/2018 9:00:00 AM
School opening day in Bulgaria
VYARA, NADEZHDA and LYUBOV (Faith, Hope and Love) and their mother SOPHIA
Name day of everyone named Vyara, Vera, Veronika, Nadezhda, Nadya, Lyuben, Lyubomir, Lyuba, Sophia, Sofka, Sevda.