Jazz Unlimited for Sunday, May 1, 2016 will be “The Career of Jimmy Cobb.” Best known for his associations with Miles Davis and the Wynton Kelly Trio, drummer Jimmy Cobb is now 87 and still going strong. He was born in Washington D.C. in 1929 and was first heard in 1948 with Dinah Washington and Dizzy Gillespie. We will hear selections from his career that span the years from 1954 to 2014 with Miles Davis, Cannonball Adderley, Dinah Washington, the Gil Evans Orchestra, Bobby Timmons, Wes Montgomery, the Wynton Kelly Trio, Kenny Dorham, Frank Strozier, Booker Little, Sarah Vaughan, Johnny Griffin, Akiko Tsuruga, Bertha Hope, Hamiet Bluiett, Nat Adderley, Mark Murphy. Jon Hendricks and Joe Henderson.
The Slide Show contains my photographs of some of the musicians heard on this Show.
The Archive of this Show will be available until the morning of May 8, 2016.
Here is the famous clip of Miles Davis (tp) John Coltrane (ts) Wynton Kelly (p) Paul Chambers (b) and Jimmy Cobb (d) with the Gil Evans Orchestra on the Robert Herridge Theater in 1959 playing "So What."