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us: Cobb, Jimmy


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    • us: Cobb, J. (Jimmy)
    • us: Cobb, Jimmy, 1929-
    • us: Cobb, Wilbur James
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1929-01-20
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Washington (D.C.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Earl Bostic Orchestra
        • Organization: (naf) Cannonball Adderley Quintet
        • Organization: (naf) Miles Davis Sextet
        • Organization: (naf) Wynton Kelly Trio
        • Organization: (naf) Stanford University
        • Organization: (naf) Berklee College of Music
    • Organization

        (naf) Earl Bostic Orchestra
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        (naf) Cannonball Adderley Quintet
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        (naf) Miles Davis Sextet
    • Organization

        (naf) Wynton Kelly Trio
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        (naf) Stanford University
    • Organization

        (naf) Berklee College of Music
    • Gender

        male
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  • Sources

    • found: Stitt, S. The last Stitt sessions [SR] p1984: v. 1, container (Jimmy Cobb, drums)
    • found: New Grove dict. of jazz (Cobb, Jimmy (Wilbur James); b. Jan. 20, 1929, Washington; drummer)
    • found: Washington, D. For those in love [SR] p1992: label (J. Cobb, drums) container (Jimmy Cobb)
    • found: African American National Biography, accessed June 13, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Cobb, Jimmy; jazz musician, percussionist; born 20 January, 1929 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States; self-taught as a teenager; toured and recorded with Earl Bostic's popular rhythm-and-blues band (1950, 1951); musical director, drummer and singer for Dinah Washington, New York (1952-1956); member of Cannonball Adderley Quintet (1957-1958) and Miles Davis Sextet (1958-1963); played and recorded albums with Wynton Kelly Trio (1963-1971); toured and recorded with Sarah Vaughan (1971-1980); freelance drummer at straight-ahead jazz sessions, New York (1980s); was considered one of the finest hard-bop drummers, recorded with several artists for several labels, recording debut as a leader (1994); led Cobb's Mob (1990s); taught at Stanford University, New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music, University of Greensboro, San Francisco State University, St. Francis Xavier University, and Boston's Berklee College of Music)
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    • 1986-10-08: new
    • 2015-12-21: revised
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