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On May 24, 2020.

On May 24, 2020, Wilbur James Cobb died aged 91. He was musician (drums), one of the most influential and respected drummers in Jazz music. He has recorded and performed with many musicians including Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Wayne Shorter, Dinah Washington, Pearl Bailey, Clark Terry, Cannonball Adderley, Dizzy Gillespie, Sarah Vaughan, Billie Holiday, Wynton Kelly, Stan Getz, Wes Montgomery, Art Pepper, Gil Evans, Paul Chambers, Kenny Burrell, J. J. Johnson, Sonny Stitt, Nat Adderley, Phil Upchurch, Benny Golson, Hank Jones, Ron Carter, George Coleman, Fathead Newman, Geri Allen, Earl Bostic, Leo Parker, Charlie Rouse, Ernie Royal, Philly Joe Jones, Bobby Timmons, Walter Booker, Jerome Richardson, Joey DeFrancesco, Keter Betts, Jimmy Cleveland, Sam Jones, Red Garland, Joe Henderson, Eddie Gómez, Bill Evans, Jeremy Steig, Richard Wyands, Peter Bernstein, Walter Bishop, Jr., Richie Cole, Nancy Wilson, Ricky Ford, David Amram, Donald Byrd, Kenny Barron and Toshiko Akiyoshi. Cobb recorded 17 albums as a leader.

 

On April 6, 1994.

On April 6, 1994, “Criss Cross” label released “Somethin’s Burnin”, the debut Peter Bernstein album. It was recorded in December 1992, and was produced by Gerry Tekens.

Personnel:

  • Peter Bernstein– guitar
  • Brad Mehldau– piano
  • John Webber– double bass
  • Jimmy Cobb– drums

Track listing:

  1. This Could Be the Start of Something Big – Steve Allen
  2. Afterglow – Peter Bernstein
  3. Booker’s Little Blues – Peter Bernstein
  4. Kenyatta – Lee Morgan
  5. On a Misty Night – Tadd Dameron
  6. Isn’t This a Lovely Day – Irving Berlin
  7. Love for Sale – Cole Porter
  8. Sideburns – Peter Bernstein

 

On April 1, 2020.

On April 1, 2020, Ellis Louis Marsalis Jr.died aged 85. He was musician (piano) and music educator, worked with many famous musicians and bands including Ed Blackwell, Nat Adderley, Michael Caine, Art Tatum, Herry Connick Jr., Jimmy Cobb, Rich Matteson, David Benoit, Kermit Ruffins, Count Basie Orchestra, American Jazz Quintet, Irma Thomas and his sons Branford and Wynton Marsalis. As a leader he has recorded twenty albums.

On July 18, 1960.

On July 18, 1960, “Columbia” label released “Sketches of Spain”, the 34th Miles Davis album. It was recorded November 15 and 20, 1959 and March 10, 1960, at “Columbia 30th Street Studio” in New York City, and was produced by Teo Macero and Irving Townsend. Miles Davis and Gil Evans won the 1961 “Grammy Award for Best Original Jazz Composition”. In 2003, the album was ranked at number 358 on Rolling Stone’s list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.

Personnel:

  • Miles Davis– trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Gil Evans– arranger, conductor
  • Paul Chambers– bass
  • Danny Bank– bass clarinet
  • Bill Barber– tuba
  • John Barrows– French horn
  • Albert Block– flute
  • James Buffington– French horn
  • Eddie Caine– flute
  • Earl Chapin– French horn
  • Jimmy Cobb– drums
  • Johnny Coles– trumpet
  • Harold Feldman– clarinet, flute, oboe
  • Bernie Glow– trumpet
  • Dick Hixon– trombone
  • Elvin Jones– percussion
  • Taft Jordan– trumpet
  • Jack Knitzer– bassoon
  • Jose Mangual– percussion
  • Jimmy McAllister– tuba
  • Tony Miranda– French horn
  • Louis Mucci– trumpet
  • Romeo Penque– oboe
  • Janet Putnam– harp
  • Frank Rehak– trombone
  • Ernie Royal– trumpet
  • Joe Singer– French horn

Track listing:

  1. Concierto de Aranjuez(Adagio) – Joaquín Rodrigo
  2. Will o’ the Wisp – Manuel de Falla
  3. The Pan Piper (Alborada de Vigo) – traditional
  4. Saeta – Gil Evans
  5. Solea – Gil Evans

On January 27, 1960.

On January 27, 1960, “Atlantic” label released “Giant Steps”, the fifth John Coltrane studio album. It was recorded May 4 – 5, 1959, December 2, 1959, and was produced by Nesuhi Ertegün.

Personnel:

  • John Coltrane– tenor saxophone
  • Tommy Flanagan– piano
  • Wynton Kelly– piano
  • Paul Chambers– bass
  • Art Taylor– drums
  • Jimmy Cobb– drums
  • Cedar Walton– piano
  • Tom Dowd, Phil Iehle – engineering
  • Lee Friedlander– photography
  • Marvin Israel– cover design
  • Nat Hentoff– liner notes

Track listing:

All tracks by John Coltrane.

  1. Giant Steps
  2. Cousin Mary
  3. Countdown
  4. Spiral
  5. Syeeda’s Song Flute
  6. Naima
  7. P.C.

 

In December 1961.

In December 1961, “Columbia” label released “Someday My Prince Will Come”, the 35th Miles Davis album. It was recorded in March 1961, at “Columbia’s 30th Street Studio” in Manhattan, New York City, and was produced by Teo Mecero.

Personnel:

  • Miles Davis– trumpet
  • Hank Mobley– tenor saxophone
  • John Coltrane– tenor saxophone
  • Wynton Kelly– piano
  • Paul Chambers– bass
  • Jimmy Cobb– drums
  • Philly Joe Jones– drums
  • Fred Plaut, Frank Laico – engineers
  • Bob Cato– cover design
  • Frances Davis – cover model

Track listing:

  1. Someday My Prince Will Come – Frank Churchill, Larry Morey
  2. Old Folks – Willard Robison, Dedette Lee Hill
  3. Pfrancing – Miles Davis
  4. Drad-Dog – Miles Davis
  5. Teo – Miles Davis
  6. I Thought About You – Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Mercer

 

In May 1965.

In May 1965, “Prestige” label released “Bahia”, the last John Coltrane album for “Prestige”. It was recorded July 11, 1958-December 26, 1958, at “Van Der Gelder Studio” in Hackensack, New Jersey, and was produced by Bob Weinstock.

Personnel:

  • John Coltrane– tenor saxophone
  • Wilbur Harden– flugelhorn, trumpet
  • Freddie Hubbard– trumpet
  • Red Garland– piano
  • Paul Chambers– bass
  • Art Taylor– drums
  • Jimmy Cobb– drums

Track listing:

  1. Bahia – Ary Barroso
  2. Goldsboro Express – John Coltrane
  3. My Ideal – Richard Whiting
  4. I’m a Dreamer, Aren’t We All – ray Henderson
  5. Something I Dreamed Last Night – Yellen, Magidson, Fain