Bobby Timmons came out of Philadelphia at age 19, with
a funky gospel tinged piano style, flavored with blues and
hard bop. He would, in a recording career that would only
span a short time frame, contribute to some of the best
recordings on the legendary Blue Note sessions of the
’50’s , and be a member of two of the premier bands of
that time, Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, and the
Cannonball Adderley Quintet.
Robert Henry Timmons was born in Philadelphia in 1935,
raised by his grandfather who was a minister in a church.
The young Timmons began formal piano lessons at age
six, and was the organist at his grandfathers’ church