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Death of Jimmy Cobb, the last witness of Kind of Blue by Miles Davis

He was the last living witness of these two days that have changed the course of jazz: the recording sessions of the album Kind Of Blue by Miles Davis.

Drummer superlative, Jimmy Cobb, and was present in the studio new york of the Columbia, situated on the Thirtieth street. With him, Miles Davis was, of course, that started a new musical revolution with the saxophonists Cannonball Adderley and John Coltrane, pianists Bill Evans and Wynton Kelly, and bassist Paul Chambers. Miles Davis had many other groups, discovered many musicians, but it is with those that he etched what remains since its release in 1959, the best-selling jazz, Kind Of Blue.

Shot of cymbal monstrous

It is with Jimmy Cobb that there must be the blow of cymbal monstrous to one minute thirty seconds of the intro song of the album, So What. The drummer had hit so hard that the resonance lasted a good time. If he had feared that it bothers Davis, this first take was used on the album. And Cobb came into the legend.

This stylish do not simply accompany on Miles Davis, even if it is found on many discs of the trumpeter. He had also played with guitarist Wes Montgomery, and singers Sarah Vaughan and Dinah Washington.

Death at the venerable age of 91 years, he had formed many years ago, a rhythm section all-terrain with Wynton Kelly and Paul Chambers occurs on stage there are still a few months. In February, his daughter would still face the costs required to undertake the care required by the state of health of this jazz legend.

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