R.I.P. Jimmy Cobb

The Kind of Blue drummer Jimmy Cobb has died. He was 91. Born Wilbur James Cobb in Washington DC, the drummer was the last surviving member of the group, who recorded the classic album in 1959. Cobb also played on Sketches of Spain, Someday My Prince will Come, Live at Carnegie Hall, Live at the Blackhawk and Porgy and Bess with Miles. In 2008, Cobb received the NEA Jazz Masters Award, the highest award for jazz musicians in the United States.


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This hit really hard.

I played Flushing Town Hall in Queens last year and Jimmy had played the night before and he let me use his kit because they had an issue with their backline.

I can't even being to say how much of a beautiful person he was and how many hours I spent listening and learning from him.

Lost a biggie and I'll think of him every time I sit down to play some jazz.

Rest in Power Jimmy.