Legendary jazz drummer Jimmy Cobb has passed away following a battle with lung cancer. Cobb was part of Miles Davis‘ band and recorded on the legendary Kind of Blue release.

He 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 watershed Miles Davis recordings (via Drummer World).

Tributes have been pouring in all across the music world.

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