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Monday, May 25, 2020

Jimmy Cobb (1929 - 24/5/2020)


The word is out on the street that legendary drummer Jimmy Cobb has died aged 91.

As of yet there has been no official confirmation although the reports filtering through seem reliable enough.

Perhaps he is best remembered by most as the drummer on Kind of Blue in fact, until yesterday, Jimmy Cobb was the last surviving player from that legendary session. However, his association with Miles and Trane goes much further back and my own recollections are from an even earlier time - 1952 when Earl Bostic's Flamingo came out as a 78rpm on the Vogue label and Jimmy Cobb was on drums. It was his very first recording and I still have the record. 

To get some idea of how prolific  his recording career was just check out the Jimmy Cobb website.

Earlier this year his family appealed for financial assistance due to his ill-health.

Jimmy Cobb was one of the great drummers and we must give thanks for the pleasure that his music gave us.

I'm feeling kinda blue today... 

R.I.P.
Lance 

1 comment :

Steve T said...

Not unexpected, but Kind of Blue is so important to many jazz fans and music lovers - myself included - it seems like the end of an era.

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