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

He was born in Washington, on January 20, 1929. A superb, mostly self-taught musician, Jimmy is the elder statesman of all the incredible 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 will Come, Live at , 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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