Jimmy Cobb

American jazz drummer Wilbur James Cobb was born January 20, 1929 and died May 24, 2020. Cobb’s most well-known recording is Miles Davis’s Kind of Blue (1959). Cobb was the only surviving player of the sessions. He was also a part of other Davis albums such as Sketches of Spain and Someday My Prince Will come, Miles Davis at Carnegie Hall and Saturday Nights At the Blackhawk, Complete, and briefly, Porgy and Bess and Sorcerer. He was a collaborator with Dinah Washington and Clark Terry, Dizzy Gillespie. Jimmy Cobb received the Don Redman Heritage Award in June 2008. Cobb was among six artists who received the National Endowment for the Arts NEA Jazz Masters Award in 2009. Cobb passed away in Manhattan on May 24, 2020. He was 91 years old and had suffered from lung cancer. Wikipedia

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