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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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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, ...


Jimmy Cobb: Tough Guys & Stickadiboom

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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 ...


Jimmy Cobb: Standard-Bearer

Read "Jimmy Cobb: Standard-Bearer" reviewed by Terrell Kent Holmes

One night in 2006, drummer Jimmy Cobb walked through the foyer of a New York jazz club with a lit stogie jammed coolly between his teeth. Someone standing in line for the next show wondered aloud if smoking was allowed in the club. Another patron waiting nearby figured that anyone who could survive the uncertainties of earning a living playing jazz for over a half-century, especially the last remaining member of the historic sessions that gave us Miles Davis' Kind ...


Honors Series: Jimmy Cobb and Michael Carvin

Read "Honors Series: Jimmy Cobb and Michael Carvin" reviewed by Russ Musto

Jimmy Cobb Honors Series Marsalis Music 2006 Michael Carvin Honors Series Marsalis Music 2006

Jimmy Cobb is one of the jazz world's true treasures, a man whose wealth of experience made his selection for the Marsalis Music Honors Series, in the words of label founder Branford Marsalis, a “no-brainer." Be that ...


Q & A with Jimmy Cobb

Read "Q & A with Jimmy Cobb" reviewed by WBGO 88.3FM

WBGO's afternoon Jazz host Michael Bourne sat down with jazz drummer Jimmy Cobb in March of 2005.Michael Bourne: How long have you been doing Jimmy Cobb's Mob?Jimmy Cobb: Well, it started out five, six, maybe more than that, years ago when I was doing an occasional teaching thing down at the New School of Music. I ran into all these guys—the members of the band. Peter Bernstein (guitarist) was going there at the time. And Brad ...


Jimmy Cobb's Mob: Cobb's Groove

Read "Cobb's Groove" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Some decisions are good, others bad, and a few are quite simply inspired, such as producer Todd Barkan's decision to invite tenor saxophonist Eric Alexander to join drummer Jimmy Cobb's Mob on its latest album, Cobb's Groove. I can picture the session as being a pretty good one without Alexander sitting in; with him, it rises far above that, moving toward the adjectival equivalent of superlative. And that's no knock on Cobb, pianist Richard Wyands, guitarist Peter Bernstein or bassist ...

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