Jimmy Cobb, the drummer who played on Miles Davis ‘s famous jazz album Kind of Blue , passed away on Sunday at the age of 91. Producer and manager Todd Barkan reports this on Facebook on Monday .
OF THEE WE SWING. Our beloved friend and Master Swinger JIMMY COBB passed away at 10:30 pm this evening, and the world…Posted by Todd Barkan on Sunday, May 24, 2020
Born Wilbur James Cobb, the drummer was the last surviving member of the group, who recorded the legendary album on March 2 and April 22, 1959.
In the group composed by trumpeter Davis, Cobb also included Julian Adderley on alto saxophone, John Coltrane on tenor saxophone, Bill Evans and Wynton Kelly on piano and Paul Chambers on double bass.
Kind of Blue ranks as one of the best-selling and most influential jazz albums ever released. Cobb has also played on other Davis albums, including Sketches of Spain and Someday My Prince Will Come .
In 2008, Cobb received the NEA Jazz Masters Award, the highest award for jazz musicians in the United States.