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Album Review

Jimmy Cobb: Remembering U

Read "Remembering U" reviewed by Pierre Giroux


The death of Jimmy Cobb earlier in 2020 at 91 years of age marked the end of a singular era in jazz, as well as the career of one of the tastiest drummers in the field. Beginning in the 1950s, Cobb participated in numerous seminal recordings stretching from Miles Davis' Kind Of Blue (Columbia, 1959), John Coltrane's Giant Steps (Atlantic, 1960), Wes Montgomery's Full House (Riverside, 1962), through to a number of stellar trio sessions with pianist Wynton Kelly and ...

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Interview

Jimmy Cobb: We're Remembering U

Read "Jimmy Cobb: We're Remembering U" reviewed by Scott H. Thompson


Drummer Jimmy Cobb was a 91-year old NEA Jazz Master who was (until recently) still playing hard and keeping the groove with his trio consisting of Tadataka Unno on piano and Paolo Benedettini on drums. Remembering U (his 12th album as a leader and first release on his own Jimmy Cobb World label) was released in August 2019 and features the late, great Roy Hargrove on trumpet/flugelhorn and Javon Jackson on tenor saxophone. Cobb was also the last ...

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Radio

Jimmy Cobb, John Coltrane and more

Read "Jimmy Cobb, John Coltrane and more" reviewed by Joe Dimino


We launch this week's episode with music with veteran tenor sax cat Lawrence Clark and music off his latest CD Inner Visions. From there, we move to one of his mentors Rashied Ali and go onto the legendary drummer Jimmy Cobb with a cut off his recent album This I Dig of You. We then profile NYC jazz singer Lisa Gary and listen to the talented Leonisa Ardizzone who is back after a 10-year hiatus from the jazz world. From ...

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The Jazz Life

Growing Older Jazzfully

Read "Growing Older Jazzfully" reviewed by Peter Rubie


So there I was the other day, taking a yoga lesson, trying to loosen my aching muscles. I'm at that age where it aches if I do exercise, and I stiffen if I don't. The instructor was a young woman with the flexibility of a baby who can suck her own toes. She asked us to lie on our backs and make a figure 4 with our legs in the air, then grasp a thigh and pull back... You get ...

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Album Review

Jimmy Cobb: The Original Mob

Read "The Original Mob" reviewed by C. Andrew Hovan


As the Smoke Sessions list of titles continues to grow, so too do we get to check out some of the country's greatest drummer. The much in-demand Joe Farnsworth has been featured on the label's releases by Harold Mabern and David Hazeltine. Furthermore, one of the most recent titles is a headlining date for the legendary Louis Hayes. Now, comes along a new set that puts the spotlight on renowned drummer Jimmy Cobb, a gentleman that for most of his ...

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Live Review

Jimmy Cobb's So What Band: Albany, February 10, 2011

Read "Jimmy Cobb's So What Band: Albany, February 10, 2011" reviewed by R.J. DeLuke


Jimmy Cobb's So What BandThe Egg, Albany, USAFebruary 10, 2011 It's well documented that the music of Miles Davis' seminal Kind of Blue (Columbia) has captivated music fans and musicians since it was born in 1959. The lone surviving member of that legendary band, drummer Jimmy Cobb, has been bringing the music to the live stage again since the 50th anniversary of the recording in 2009. It hasn't lost its luster. Who, but Cobb, ...

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Multiple Reviews

Jimmy Cobb: Tough Guys & Stickadiboom

Read "Jimmy Cobb: Tough Guys & Stickadiboom" reviewed by George Kanzler


GenerationsTough GuysICA2008 Steve Haines Quintet with Jimmy CobbStickadiboom ZoHo2009 Jimmy Cobb, the latest member of the jazz octogenarian drummers club (Charli Persip joins later this year), is the common thread on these two albums. A veteran who has played with everyone from the Adderley Brothers to Sarah Vaughan, Cobb is the lone surviving musician ...


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