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Cobb, Jimmy

LC control no.n 86857266
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Personal name headingCobb, Jimmy
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Variant(s)Cobb, J. (Jimmy)
Cobb, Jimmy, 1929-2020
Cobb, Wilbur James
See alsoCorporate body: Earl Bostic Orchestra
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Corporate body: Cannonball Adderley Quintet
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Corporate body: Miles Davis Sextet
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Corporate body: Wynton Kelly Trio
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Associated countryUnited States
Birth date1929-01-20
Death date2020-05-24
Place of birthWashington (D.C.)
Place of deathManhattan (New York, N.Y.)
Field of activityJazz
AffiliationStanford University
Berklee College of Music
Profession or occupationDrummers (Musicians) Jazz musicians Percussionists College teachers
Found inStitt, S. The last Stitt sessions [SR] p1984: v. 1, container (Jimmy Cobb, drums)
New Grove dict. of jazz (Cobb, Jimmy (Wilbur James); b. Jan. 20, 1929, Washington; drummer)
Washington, D. For those in love [SR] p1992: label (J. Cobb, drums) container (Jimmy Cobb)
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)
Inside EKO, viewed May 25, 2020 (Jimmy Cobb Death - Drummer Jimmy Cobb Passed Away)
Wikipedia, June 4, 2020 (Jimmy Cobb; born Wilbur James Cobb, January 20, 1929, Washington, D.C., died May 24, 2020, Manhattan, New York; American jazz drummer)