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Jimmy Cobb: Mob Connections

Jimmy Cobb

Everybody knows Jimmy Cobb from “the” rhythm section, the one that included Wynton Kelly and Paul Chambers and swung so hard it could rouse the dead. But until Cobb’s Mobb, Jimmy has never stepped out as a leader. His new group, which coalesced out of a class at the New School Jazz program, makes its Fable Records debut on “Only For The Pure at Heart.” Cobb’s credentials and easy going demeanor find him well suited for the task.

Cobb has played with Billie Holiday, Dinah Washington, and Sarah Vaughan, as well as Cannonball Adderley, and Wes Montgomery. And just for starters, his discography includes “Kind of Blue,” “Porgy and Bess,” “Friday and Saturday Night at the Blackhawk,” with Miles, as well as “Boss Guitar” and “Full House,” with Wes Montgomery.

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