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Support for Jimmy Cobb

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What an amazing musician - heard him most recently with Emmet Cohen in Connecticut about a year a half ago - played as great as always  -R.I.P. Mr. Cobb, you are missed 

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Sorry to hear this. RIP. 

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I saw Jimmy Cobb perform only twice.  Once was at the University of Pittsburgh Jazz Seminar concert.  It was an all-star lineup.  A pared-down group of Cobb, Pharoah Sanders, Kenny Barron and Robert Hurst performed 'So What'.  Roger Humphries later joined the band and engaged in a drum battle with Cobb on a tune or two.  The other time I saw Cobb was with Four Generations of Miles (with Sonny Fortune, Buster Williams and Mike Stern).  It was the last time I saw Fortune as well.  Cobb swung like crazy and soloed mightily.

Beyond his contributions to undisputed masterpieces like Kind of Blue and Smokin' at the Half Note, Cobb played on so many great albums.  I think that he is underrated given the impact that he had.

Thank you for the music, Mr. Cobb, and rest in peace.

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I saw Joey D And Jimmy play a few years ago 

 

edit January 2015 

Edited by Soulstation1

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Joey D, Jimmy and Larry Coryell at Blues Alley in DC a few years ago. Fun show and everyone was having a good time. 

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Had tix for a trio show in DC in October 2015 that was cancelled due to Jimmy health issues. Never got to experience the master firsthand.

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1 hour ago, Patrick said:

Had tix for a trio show in DC in October 2015 that was cancelled due to Jimmy health issues. Never got to experience the master firsthand.

Back in '63 or '64 when Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers and Cobb toured as "The Trio" I saw them a couple of times in Montreal clubs.

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I saw Jimmy Cobb when he appeared at the Vail, Colorado Jazz Party. Don't recall the specific year but it must have been about 20 years ago? Richard Wyands and Peter Bernstein were in his group. And probably a saxophone player as well - Eric Alexander ???

The town of Vail runs a free bus service to take people to different parts of the town. I remember that my wife and I were waiting for the bus outside our hotel when Jimmy Cobb and Peter Bernstein came over to wait with us. We chatted with both of them while waiting for the bus, and also during the ride to our destination.

 

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