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Jimmy Cobb: Live At The Village Vanguard

August 21, 2013The drummer is 84 — he's been around the jazz scene for a while. But he's been more than around: He was the drummer on Miles Davis' late-'50s and early-'60s masterpieces. These days, he's still touring the world, leading bands like this international quartet. Hear a live performance.

The drummer Jimmy Cobb is 84 — which, even if you didn't know his name, would signal that he's been around the jazz scene for a while. But he's been more than around: He was the drummer when Miles Davis recorded his late-'50s and early-'60s masterpieces, and then toured with Sarah Vaughan for nearly a decade. He's freelanced with just about every great of his generation. He's still touring around the world, these days often fronting the bands and recordings.

Cobb brings an international trio to New York's Village Vanguard for a week — and, for one night, welcomes trusted tenor saxophonist Javon Jackson. WBGO and NPR Music presented a live video webcast and radio broadcast of that quartet.

Set List
  • "My Shining Hour" (Arlen/Mercer)
  • "John Paul Jones [aka 'Trane's Blues']" (J. Coltrane)
  • "If I Were A Bell" (F. Loesser)
  • "You Don't Know What Love Is" (de Paul/Raye)
  • "Bolivia" (C. Walton)
  • "Someday My Prince Will Come" (Churchill/Morey)
Personnel
  • Jimmy Cobb, drums
  • Javon Jackson, saxophone
  • Tadataka Unno, piano
  • Paolo Benedettini, bass

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One of the world's preeminent jazz venues, the Village Vanguard has regularly presented jazz's greatest musicians since 1957. Live At The Village Vanguard is a collaboration between WBGO and NPR Music presenting live broadcasts from the legendary club, both on air and streaming online.

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