Jimmy Cobb Bio, Wiki
Jimmy Cobb was a Jazz drummer best known recorded work is on Miles Davis’s Kind of Blue (1959). He was the last surviving player from the sessions. It is being reported that he has passed on at the age of 91 on May 24th, 2020.
He was born in Washington, D.C. in 1929. He left home in 1950 for his first traveling gig, touring with Earl Bostic. By 1959, at just 30 years old, Cobb played his best-known work, drumming for Miles Davis on Kind of Blue. Cobb played on subsequent Davis records, including Sketches of Spain, and then continued to work with his Kind of Blue bandmates Wynton Kelly and Paul Chambers across several albums.
In 1983, he released his first album as a bandleader, So Nobody Else Can Hear. He continued to release albums as recently as last year when he played on This I Dig of You and Cobb’s Pocket.
Jimmy Cobb Wife
Cobb was married to Eleana Steinberg Cobb. She has been a musician, songwriter, producer, director, poet, dancer, medical hypnotist, and more. Eleana hails from Greenwich, Connecticut, and over the years she’s written, recorded, and travelled with many great bands including, The Ellis-Liebman Band, Elvin Jones, Miles Davis, Bill Evans, Stuff, Art Blakey, Paul Simon, and Tony Williams.
Elana’s first husband was superb keyboardist Richard Tee who died in 1993 aged just 49.
Jimmy Cobb Children
Cobb continued to perform and teach around the globe up until the end of his life. His family — his wife, Eleana and two daughters Serena and Jaime, all of whom survive him — organized most of his playing and teaching as he got older.
Cause of Death (Cancer)
Cobb died at his home in Manhattan on Sunday, May 24th, 2020. He was 91. The cause was lung cancer, says his wife, Eleana Tee Cobb.
We lost a dear friend with the passing of drummer #JimmyCobb. Every time Mr. Cobb sat down behind the drum set at Dizzy’s Club, we all shared an awed sense of gratitude to have the living legend on our stage. Thanks for everything, Jimmy! RIP, and live on through the music. pic.twitter.com/50iYLxrg4Z
— Jazz at Lincoln Center (@jazzdotorg) May 25, 2020