Family and friends are mourning the death of Drummer Jimmy Cobb who recently passed away, according to a statement posted online on May. 25, 2020.
Jimmy Cobb, whose subtle and steady drumming formed the pulse of some of jazz’s most beloved recordings, died at his home in Manhattan on Sunday. He was 91.
The cause was lung cancer, says his wife, Eleana Tee Cobb.
Cobb was the last surviving member of what’s often called Miles Davis’ First Great Sextet. He held that title for almost three decades, serving as a conduit for many generations of jazz fans into the band that recorded the music’s most iconic and enduring album, Kind of Blue., According to NPR
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Rest in power to the last man standing, Jimmy Cobb. pic.twitter.com/uH94kiQw2V
— Nate (@smifnwssn) May 25, 2020
Jimmy Cobb. 1 of the UNDISPUTED GOAT 🐐
NOBODY swung with more CONVICTION on the Kit.
Kind Of Blue wouldn’t have worked without him.
2020’s SAVAGERY continues.
— Vernon Reid (@vurnt22) May 25, 2020
Jimmy Cobb, whose subtle and steady drumming formed the pulse of some of jazz’s most beloved recordings (including ‘Kind of Blue’) died at his home in Manhattan on Sunday. He was 91. https://t.co/FfjqXpagt2.
— NPR Music (@nprmusic) May 25, 2020