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Jimmy Cobb

Biography

A seminal Hard Bop drummer, Cobb is a soloist and background player of the highest measure. His fills never overstate his considerable talent, relying on space, rhythmic placement and musicality to get the job done. His resume includes work with artists including (among many others) John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Wynton Kelly, Cannonball Adderley and Wes Montgomery. Cobb's playing has never been strictly accompaniment -- his undeniable swing helps turn dates into something transcendent of a typical session, and many of the recordings he appeared on are considered among the best jazz has to offer. Cobb's ability to take a groove and shift accents to different parts of the measure propels those around him to new musical heights.

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