Legendary Jimmy Cobb in Moscow on July 2, 3 and 4
Jimmy Cobb Quintet
Jimmy Cobb (drums)
Joe Magnarelli (trumpet)
David Hazeltine (piano)
Jon Webber (double bass)
Ilya Lushtak (guitar)
The Igor Butman Club at Chistye Prudy presents the first concerts in Russia by the quintet of the real jazz legend Jimmy Cobb, the famous drummer of the sextet Miles Davis and the only survivor of the recording of the greatest jazz album Kind of Blue!
Jimmy Cobb was born in 1929 in Washington DC. The brilliant self-taught musician began his career in Earl Bostick's band, but soon performed with the greatest jazzmen - Dinah Washington, Billie Holiday, Pearl Bailey, Clark Terry, Dizzy Gillespie. In 1957, Jimmy became the regular drummer for the Miles Davis Ensemble, in which he played with Miles, John Coltrane, Cannonball Adderley and many other musicians until 1963. Cobb has recorded on Davis' most famous albums - Kind of Blue, Sketches of Spain, Someday My Prince Will Come, Live at Carnegie Hall, Live at the Blackhawk, Porgy and Bess. In 1963, Cobb was replaced by Tony Williams, and Jimmy began performing with pianist Wynton Kelly and bassist Paul Chambers, former members of Davis' band. The trio accompanied famed guitarist Wes Montgomery and released three albums under the Wynton Kelly Trio label and several works with Kenny Burrell and JJ Johnson before disbanding in the late 60s.
In the 70s and 90s, Jimmy Cobb mainly worked as a participant in the projects of other great musicians - Sarah Vaughan, Sonny Stitt, Ron Carter, George Coleman, Fathead Newman, Nancy Wilson, Dave Holland, Freddie Hubbard.
In the 2000s, Cobb released a number of successful albums, among them the famous Four Generations of Miles with guitarist Mike Stern, bassist Ron Carter and saxophonist George Coleman and "Yesterdays", recorded with the participation of Michael Brekker, Marion Meadows, Roy Hargrove, John Faddis, Eric Lewis, Peter Bernstein and John Weber.
In 2008, Jimmy won the Don Redman Heritage award and the Jazz Masters Award. 2009 marked the 50th anniversary of the release of the legendary Kind of Blue recording, and Jimmy Cobb embarked on The Kind of Blue world tour with his So What Band (the group includes Vincent Herring, Buster Williams and Larry Willis, among others). 50 World Tour, during which the team visited more than 15 countries. 2011 saw the release of Cobb's latest album, Remembering Miles-Tribute to Miles Davis, recorded in Japan with John Webber, Tadako Unno and Joe Henderson.
Concerts start at 20:30.