The jazz drummer has died at 91 from cancer. He was the only member in life who recorded the legendary Miles Davis album.
Jimmy Cobb (Washington DC, 1929) has died at age 91 from cancer. The jazz drummer will pass to music history for having contributed to several of the most iconic albums in the genre, including Miles Davis 'Kind Of Blue'.
The musician began his career in the 1950s touring with saxophonist Earl Bostic, also collaborating with singer Dinah Washington, pianist Wynton Kelly or saxophonist Cannonball Adderley.
At the end of the decade he participated in one of the best-known records in jazz history, Miles Davis 'Kind of Blue' (1959). The formation of the recording, 10 hours in two days - March 2 and April 22, 1959 - was also completed by the trumpeter Miles, John Coltrane (tenor saxophone), Paul Chambers (double bass), Julian Cannonball Adderley (alto saxophone) and Bill Evans (piano).
He also collaborated on the following albums by the same artist: 'Porgy and Bess (1959)', 'Sketches From Spain' (1960), 'Someday My Prince Will Come' (1961) and the live album 'Miles Davis At Carnegie Hall'.
In the '60s, Cobb also collaborated with John Coltrane or Wayne Shorter, also participating in the mythical 'Giant Steps' (1960). Other artists with whom he collaborated were Billie Holyday, West Montgomery or Dizzie Gillespie among other great jazz masters.