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Talking Jazz with Jimmy Cobb

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Legendary jazz drummer, Jimmy Cobb, was born in Washington, D.C. on January 20, 1929. A superb, mostly self-taught musician, Jimmy is the elder statesman of all the incredible Miles Davis bands. Jimmy’s inspirational work with Miles, John Coltrane, Cannonball Adderly and Co. spanned 1957 until 1963, and included the masterpiece "Kind of Blue", the most popular jazz recording in history. He also played on "Sketches of Spain", Someday My Prince will Come", "Live at Carnegie Hall, "Live at the Blackhawk", "Porgy and Bess", and many, many other watermark Miles Davis recordings. 2009 is a crucial year for Jazz and the music industry as a whole. It is a time to reflect, remember, and celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the best selling Jazz album of all time: “Kind of Blue”. To commemorate this momentous occasion, Jimmy Cobb and his So What Band featuring: Javon Jackson (Tenor Sax), Wallace Roney, (Trumpet), Buster Williams, (Bass), Larry Willis, (Piano), Vincent Herring, ( Alto Sax), and the Jazz Legend himself, Jimmy Cobb, on (Drums) will embark on the Kind of Blue @ 50 — Jimmy Cobb and the So What Band World Tour. The Kind of Blue @ 50 World Tour featuring: Jimmy Cobb’s So What Band consists of approximately 50 appearances in 25 plus countries including: The United States, Canada, Brazil, The United Kingdom, Spain, Sweden, Greece, Italy, France, Austria, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, Portugal… Catch Jimmy live on Tour or follow Jimmy Cobb’s So What Band around the World on Jimmy’s official website, Face Book, Twitter or MySpace page.

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