Jimmy Cobb, the veteran jazz drummer whose body of work throughout his career included collaborations with Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Wayne Shorter, and more, has died at the age of 91 from lung cancer, NPR reports.
Cobb was famously part of the sextet that performed on Davis’ 1959 studio album, Kind of Blue, alongside Coltrane, Julian “Cannonball” Adderley, Bill Evans, and Paul Chambers.
Cobb, who passed away on Sunday (5/24), also played on Miles Davis’ studio albums from the Kind of Blue era including 1960’s Sketches of Spain and the 2003 live album from a run of 1961 performances In Person Friday and Saturday Nights at the Blackhawk. As Pitchfork points out, Cobb was recognized with the National Endowment for the Arts’ Jazz Masters Award in 2009.
Revisit Cobb’s contributions to Davis’ Kind of Blue with the full-album stream via the Spotify player below.
Miles Davis – Kind of Blue