Basic Background Info

Birth: January 20, 1929
Location: Washington D.C.
Band: Miles Davis, Dinah Washington, Billie Holiday, Pearl Bailey, Clark Terry, Dizzy Gillespie, Cannonball Adderley
Genres: Jazz
Instruments: Drums, Percussion
Occupation: Musician, Educator


Born in Washington, D.C., on January 20, 1929, legendary jazz drummer Jimmy Cobb is mostly self-taught. Jimmy Cobb has worked with influential artists, such as John Coltrane, Miles Davis, and Cannonball Adderley & Co. Jimmy Cobb's amazing list of credits includes the most popular jazz recording in history, Kind of Blue. Jimmy Cobb also plays on many Miles Davis recordings, including Sketches of Spain, Someday My Prince Will Come, Live at Carnegie Hall, Live at the Blackhawk, and Porgy and Bess. Jimmy Cobb is a unique timekeeper who takes pride as an uncompromising accompanist concerned more with making the music swing than basking in the spotlight with his own amazing skills.

Jimmy Cobb's reputation as an incredible accompanist allowed him to play with such greats as Dinah Washington, Billie Holiday, Pearl Bailey, Clark Terry, Dizzy Gillespie, and Cannonball Adderley before joining Miles Davis in 1957. Tony Williams took over drumming duties for Miles Davis in 1963. Jimmy left Miles Davis (and took his rhythm section with him) to play behind Wes Montgomery. In addition to several Winton Kelly Trio Albums, the three piece outfit did albums with Kenny Burrell and J.J. Johnson before disbanding in the late 1960s. Jimmy went on to work with Sarah Vaughn for nine years before freelancing throughout the 1970s, 1080s, and 1990s. He worked with Sonny Stitt, Nat Adderley, Ricky Ford, Hank Jones, Ron Carter, George Coleman, Fathead Newman, The Great Jazz Trio, Dave Holland, Warren Bernhardt, and many, many others.

Today Jimmy still tours with his own band, Cobb’s Mob, and plays with many great artists, both old and new. Jimmy recently finished the Four Generations of Miles album for Chesky Records with guitarist Mike Stern, bassist Ron Carter, and tenorist George Coleman.

Still active in the music world, Jimmy Cobb is often approached to teach what he knows and loves to aspiring jazz musicians all over the world. For the last decade, Jimmy Cobb has traveled to Stanford University to teach Master Classes for the University’s Jazz Workshop. Jimmy Cobb has also taught at Parsons: The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in New York City, the University of Greensboro in North Carolina, the International Center for the Arts at San Francisco State University, and St. Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia, Canada.


Album Year Album Name Album Band
1955 Circle in the Round Miles Davis
1955 Compact Jazz: Cannonball Adderley Cannonball Adderley
1955 Complete Columbia Recordings: Miles Davis & John Colt Miles Davis/John Coltrane
1955 Great Jazz Artists Play Compositions Of Duke Ellington Various Artists
1955 Great Jazz Artists Play Compositions Of Harold Arlen Various Artists
1955 Miles & Coltrane Miles Davis with John Coltrane
1955 With Strings/Jump for Joy Cannonball Adderley
1956 Art of the Ballad Art Pepper
1956 Best of Kenny Burrell Kenny Burrell
1956 Blue Miles Miles Davis
1956 Dinah! Dinah Washington
1956 Great Jazz Artists Play Compositions Of Tadd Dameron Various Artists
1956 Jazz Showcase John Coltrane
1956 John Coltrane and the Jazz Giants John Coltrane
1956 Meilleur de Miles Davis Miles Davis
1956 Miles Davis: The Columbia Years 1955-1985 Miles Davis
1956 Prestige Recordings John Coltrane
1956 Sophisticated Swing: The EmArcy Small Group Sessions Cannonball Adderley
1956 Verve Jazz Masters 31 Cannonball Adderley
1957 At Newport Ella Fitzgerald & Billie Holiday
1957 Bahia John Coltrane with Red Garland and Paul
1957 Best in Blues Dinah Washington
1957 Blue Trane: John Coltrane Plays the Blues John Coltrane
1957 Great Jazz Artists Play Compositions of Irving Berlin Various Artists
1957 Great Jazz Artists Play Compositions of Jerome Kern Various Artists
1957 Miles Davis & Gil Evans: The Complete Columbia Studio Recordings Miles Davis
1957 Night Beat Tito Puente
1957 Top Percussion Tito Puente
1958 58 Sessions Featuring Stella by Starlight Miles Davis
1958 Cannonball's Sharpshooters Cannonball Adderley
1958 Gold Collection John Coltrane
1958 Jazz at the Plaza, Vol. 1 Miles Davis
1958 Kenny Burrell & John Coltrane Kenny Burrell/John Coltrane
1958 Master John Coltrane
1958 Miles Davis at Newport 1958 Miles Davis
1958 Milestones/Kind of Blue Miles Davis
1958 Porgy and Bess Miles Davis/Gil Evans
1958 Standard Coltrane John Coltrane
1958 Stardust Session John Coltrane
1959 Blue Spring Kenny Dorham/Cannonball Adderley
1959 Blues ‡ la Carte Wayne Shorter
1959 Cannonball Adderley Collection, Vol. 6: Cannonball Cannonball Adderley Quintet
1959 Cannonball and Coltrane Cannonball Adderley & John Coltrane
1959 Complete Riverside Recordings Wes Montgomery
1959 Complete Vee Jay Lee Morgan-Wayne Shorter Sessions Lee Morgan & Wayne Shorter
1959 Complete Vee-Jay Recordings, Vol. 1 Bill Henderson
1959 Dreamweavers Cannonball Adderley and John Coltrane
1959 Fantastic Frank Strozier Frank Strozier
1959 Giant Steps John Coltrane
1959 Go Paul Chambers
1959 Guitar on the Go Wes Montgomery
1959 Heavyweight Champion: The Complete Atlantic Recording John Coltrane
1959 Introducing Wayne Shorter Wayne Shorter
1959 Just Friends Paul Chambers
1959 Kelly Blue Wynton Kelly Trio & Sextet
1959 Kind of Blue Miles Davis
1959 Out of the Blue Sonny Red
1959 Sketches of Spain Miles Davis
1959 Trio and Sextet Wynton Kelly
1960 Alternative Wes Montgomery Wes Montgomery
1960 Best of John Coltrane John Coltrane
1960 Coltrane Jazz John Coltrane
1960 Complete Argo/Mercury Jazztet Sessions Art Farmer/Benny Golson
1960 Devil May Care Teri Thornton
1960 Directions Miles Davis
1960 Gettin' Together Art Pepper
1960 Immortal Concerts: Konserthuset, Stockholm, March 22, Miles Davis & John Coltrane
1960 Live in Stockholm 1960 Miles Davis and John Coltrane
1960 Miles Davis en Concert avec Europe1 Miles Davis
1960 Moanin' Blues Bobby Timmons
1960 Olympia 11 Octobre 1960, Pt. 1 Miles Davis
1960 Olympia 11 Octobre 1960, Pt. 2 Miles Davis
1960 Son of Drum Suite Al Cohn
1960 That's Right!: Nat Adderley & The Big Sax Section Nat Adderley
1960 This Here Is Bobby Timmons Bobby Timmons
1961 All Members Don Sleet
1961 At Carnegie Hall Miles Davis
1961 Bill Hardman Bill Hardman
1961 Dangerous Wes Montgomery
1961 Easy Does It Bobby Timmons
1961 In Person Friday Night at the Blackhawk Miles Davis
1961 In Person Saturday Night at the Blackhawk, Vol. 2 Miles Davis
1961 Live Miles: More Music from the Legendary Carnegie Hall Miles Davis
1961 Miles Davis in Person, Vol. 1 Miles Davis
1961 Mode Sonny Red
1961 Out of This World Walter Benton
1961 Rah! Mark Murphy
1961 Saying Something Bill Hardman
1961 Sharp Edge Howard McGhee
1961 Soft Winds Dorothy Ashby
1961 Someday My Prince Will Come Wynton Kelly
1962 Encores, Vol. 2: Blue 'N' Boogie Wes Montgomery
1962 Images Sonny Red
1962 Just Jazz! Benny Golson
1962 Quiet Nights Miles Davis
1962 Skins Mongo Santamaria
1962 Walter Bishop Trio Walter Bishop, Jr.
1963 Boss Guitar Wes Montgomery
1963 For Members Only/Great Scott! Shirley Scott
1963 Summertime Walter Bishop, Jr.
1964 Alexandria the Great Lorez Alexandria
1964 From the Bottom Bobby Timmons
1964 It's All Right! Wynton Kelly
1964 Laws of Jazz Hubert Laws
1964 More of the Great Lorez Alexandria Lorez Alexandria
1964 Plays the Blues Wes Montgomery
1964 Talkin' Verve: Roots of Acid Jazz Wes Montgomery
1964 Ultimate Wes Montgomery Wes Montgomery
1964 Verve Jazz Masters 14 Wes Montgomery
1964 Wes Montgomery's Finest Hour Wes Montgomery
1964 Workin' Out Bobby Timmons
1965 Blues on Purpose Wynton Kelly
1965 Impressions: The Verve Jazz Sides Wes Montgomery
1965 Loop Johnny Lytle
1965 My Baby Bunky Green & Wynton Kelly
1965 Silver Collection Wes Montgomery
1965 Smokin' at the Half Note Wynton Kelly Trio/Wes Montgomery
1965 Toshiko Mariano & Her Big Band Toshiko Mariano
1965 Willow Weep for Me Wes Montgomery
1966 On a Clear Day Shirley Scott
1966 Soul Man! Bobby Timmons
1967 Feeling Blue Phil Upchurch
1967 Full View Wynton Kelly
1967 Got to Get It! Bobby Timmons
1967 Mongo Explodes Mongo Santamaria
1967 Sorcerer Miles Davis
1968 Ball n' Chain Big Mama Thornton
1968 Four Joe Henderson
1968 Last Trio Session Wynton Kelly Trio
1968 Straight, No Chaser Joe Henderson
1972 Doin' It Right Now Von Freeman
1972 Way It Was Art Pepper
1973 Complete: Live in Japan Sarah Vaughan
1973 Live in Japan, Vol. 1 Sarah Vaughan
1973 Live in Japan, Vol. 2 Sarah Vaughan
1976 Sessions: Live Cannonball Adderley & Buddy Collette
1977 Lite Flite Kenny Drew
1979 Burn Brigade Nick Brignola
1979 Lieb: Close Up Dave Liebman
1980 De Lawd's Blues Billy Mitchell
1980 Flying Colors Ricky Ford
1980 Here's That Raney Day Jimmy Raney
1980 Side by Side Richie Cole with Phil Woods
1981 In Style Sonny Stitt
1981 Tenor for the Times Ricky Ford
1982 Blue Autumn Nat Adderley
1982 Interpretations Ricky Ford
1982 Last Sessions Sonny Stitt/Bill Hardman/Walter Davis/Ge
1982 Last Stitt Sessions, Vols. 1 & 2 Sonny Stitt
1982 On the Move Nat Adderley
1982 Still Hard Times David "Fathead" Newman
1982 Threesome Great Jazz Trio/Hank Jones
1983 Ambrosia Art Farmer and the Great Jazz Trio
1983 Club New Yorker Great Jazz Trio
1983 N.Y. Sophisticate: A Tribute to Duke Ellington Great Jazz Trio
1984 Easy to Love (Songs of Cole Porter) Eri Ohno with the Great Jazz Trio
1984 Monk's Moods Great Jazz Trio
1984 Shorter Ideas Ricky Ford
1986 Denon Jazz Sampler, Vol. 1 Various Artists
1986 Foundations of Modern Jazz Various Artists
1987 Compact Jazz: Dinah Sings the Blues Dinah Washington
1987 Complete Dinah Washington on Mercury, Vol. 2 (1950-19 Dinah Washington
1987 Fire Various Artists
1987 Full House Wes Montgomery
1987 Great Jazz Trio Standard Collection Great Jazz Trio
1987 Kind of Blue Miles Davis
1987 Quiet Fire Frank Morgan with Bud Shank Quintet
1987 Revised Smithsonian Collection of Classic Jazz Various Artists
1987 Saxotic Stomp Ricky Ford
1988 Artistry in Jazz - Black Lion Sampler Various Artists
1988 In Concert Wynton Kelly
1988 Luminous John Hicks and Elsie Wood
1988 Original Jazz Classics: The Prestige Sampler Various Artists
1989 Ballads Miles Davis
1989 Jazz Club: Tenor Sax Various Artists
1989 Rhythm-A-Ning Kenny Barron with the John Hicks Quartet
1989 We Remember Cannon Nat Adderley Quintet
1990 Atlantic Jazz: 12 Vol. Box Set Various Artists
1990 Atlantic Jazz: Post Bebop Various Artists
1990 Autumn Leaves: Live at Sweet Basil Nat Adderley
1990 Freddie Freeloader Jon Hendricks & Friends
1990 Jazz 'Round Midnight: Saxophone Various Artists
1990 Jingle Bell Jazz Various Artists
1990 Mercury Rhythm & Blues: 1946-1962 Various Artists
1990 Speak Low Mark Morganelli & the Jazz Forum All Sta
1990 Talkin' About You Nat Adderley
1990 Work Song: Live at Sweet Basil Nat Adderley Sextet
1991 All Stars Live in 1958-1959 Miles Davis
1991 Complete Dinah Washington on Mercury, Vol. 3 (1952-19 Dinah Washington
1991 Horn of Passion Jesse Davis
1991 Momentum Peter Tomlinson
1991 Remembering Wes Richie Hart
1991 Sassy at Ronnie's Sarah Vaughan
1991 Smithsonian Collection of Classic Jazz, Vol. 5 Various Artists
1992 Artistry of Wes Montgomery Wes Montgomery
1992 Between Two Kings Bertha Hope
1992 Chip off the Old Bop Buddy DeFranco
1992 Compact Jazz: Best of the Jazz Vocalists Various Artists
1992 Essential Dinah Washington: The Great Songs Dinah Washington
1992 For Those in Love Dinah Washington
1992 Poem Rahn Burton Trio
1992 Somethin's Burnin' Peter Bernstein
1992 Taste of Jazz: Fresh, Sharp & Sweet Various Artists
1992 Workin' Nat Adderley
1993 All the Things You Are Kenny Drew
1993 Big Sweet N' Blue Norris Turney
1993 Complete Cole Porter Songbooks Various Artists
1993 Complete Vee-Jay Recordings, Vol. 1 Bill Henderson
1993 First Issue: The Dinah Washington Story (The Original Dinah Washington
1993 For Cannonball & Woody Antonio Hart
1993 In New York Jack Wilson
1993 Jazz 'Round Midnight: Dinah Washington Dinah Washington
1993 Newport Jazz Festival Miles Davis/Thelonious Monk
1993 Once in a While Vassar Clements
1993 We'll Have Manhattan (The Rodgers & Hart Songbook) Various Artists
1993 Working Nat Adderley Quintet
1994 Either Side of Midnight Various Artists
1994 Encounter Jimmy Cobb & Ada Montillanico
1994 Good Company Nat Adderley
1994 Introducing Verve Jazz Masters, Vol. 20 Various Artists
1994 Jazz Dance Classics, Vol. 2 Various Artists
1994 Live at the 1994 Floating Jazz Festival Nat Adderley
1994 Mambo Beat: The Progressive Side of Tito Puente, Vol. Tito Puente
1994 Verve Jazz Masters 19 Dinah Washington
1995 Blue Gardenia Dinah Washington
1995 Family Roy Hargrove
1995 In Stockholm, 1960 Complete Miles Davis
1995 Insights Dado Moroni
1995 Jazz 'Round Midnight: Three Divas Ella Fitzgerald/Billy Holiday/Dinah Wash
1995 Jazz Sides of Miss D Dinah Washington
1995 Jazz Standards, Vol. 2 Various Artists
1995 Live on Planet Earth Nat Adderley Quintet
1995 Mercy, Mercy, Mercy Nat Adderley
1995 Plays Harry Warren: An Affair to Remember Warren Vache & Brian Lemon
1995 Soul of Jazz, Vol. 1 Various Artists
1995 This Is Jazz Various Artists
1995 Those Fabulous Ladies of Jazz Various Artists
1995 Too Marvelous for Words: The Johnny Mercer Songbook I Various Artists
1995 Trumpet Legends Various Artists
1995 Young Warrior, Old Warrior Hamiet Bluiett
1996 'Round Midnight: Hommage ‡ Thelonious Monk Thelonious Monk
1996 Best of Jazz Trumpet Various Artists
1996 Complete Rodgers & Hart Songbook Various Artists
1996 Face the Challenge in Music, Vol. 1 Various Artists
1996 I've Got You Under My Skin Various Artists
1996 Late Night Jazz Hour Various Artists
1996 Night at Ronnie Scott's, Vol. 5: The Ballad Album Various Artists
1996 Original Jazz Masters Series, Vol. 5 Various Artists
1996 Shades of Brass Avi Leibo/Slide Hampton
1996 So What Miles Davis
1996 Takin' Charge Wynton Kelly
1996 Taste of Jazz: Shades of Blue Taste of Jazz: Shades of Blue
1996 Wes Montgomery with Melvin Rhyne Wes Montgomery
1997 Best of Miles Davis & Gil Evans Miles Davis & Gil Evans
1997 Cool Talkin' Verve Various Artists
1997 Full House Wes Montgomery
1997 Greatest Hits Miles Davis
1997 Jazz Giants Play Hoagy Carmichael: Stardust Various Artists
1997 Jazz Piano Anthology: Swingers Various Artists
1997 Ladies Sing the Blues 1945-1957 Various Artists
1997 Lone Star Legend David Newman
1997 Mercury Blues 'n' Rhythm Story 1945-55: East Coast Bl Various Artists
1997 Miles Davis & Gil Evans 1957-1963 Miles Davis
1997 Riverside Records Story Various Artists
1997 Rough Guide to Classic Jazz Various Artists
1997 Stardust John Coltrane
1997 This is Jazz, Vol. 29: Bossa Nova Various Artists
1997 Ultimate Dinah Washington Dinah Washington
1997 Walkin' Benny Golson
1997 When Alto Was King C.I. Williams
1998 1954 Dinah Washington
1998 Ain't It Nice: The Recordings Of Alex Hill, Vol. 1 Alex Hill
1998 Ballads & Love Songs Dinah Washington
1998 Ballads for Trumpet Various Artists
1998 Best of the Rest Sonny Stitt
1998 Classic Moods Ernie Watts
1998 Collected Antonio Hart Antonio Hart
1998 Complete Johnny Mercer Songbook Various Artists
1998 Dedication Eddie Gomez
1998 Dinah Washington with Quincy Jones Dinah Washington
1998 Doin' What She Does Best Etta Jones
1998 Endless Miles: A Tribute to Miles Davis Various Artists
1998 Jazz for the Open Road Various Artists
1998 Jazz for the Quiet Times Various Artists
1998 Jazz Singers 1919-1994 Various Artists
1998 JVC Extended Resolution Compact Disc 2 Sampler Various Artists
1998 JVC XRCD, Vol. 2 Sampler Various Artists
1998 Kenny Burrell and the Jazz Giants Kenny Burrell
1998 Legendary Jazz Various Artists
1998 Meets Miles Davis Cannonball Adderley & Miles Davis
1998 Miles Davis at Carnegie Hall: Complete Miles Davis
1998 Only for the Pure of Heart Jimmy Cobb's Mob
1998 Piano Player Bill Evans
1998 Priceless Jazz Freddie Hubbard
1998 Richie & Phil & Richie Richie Cole & Phil Woods
1998 Selection of the Original Sounds of Chicago Various Artists
1998 Soul Man!/Soul Food Bobby Timmons
1998 This Here: 1955-1959 Cannonball Adderley
1998 Ultimate Ben Webster Ben Webster
1998 Very Best of Miles Davis Miles Davis
1999 32 Gems from 32 Jazz Various Artists
1999 Art of Ballad: Best of Mapleshade Various Artists
1999 Bebop Various Artists
1999 Complete Columbia Recordings: Miles Davis & John Colt Miles Davis/John Coltrane
1999 EP Collection Earl Bostic
1999 EP Collection Dinah Washington
1999 Essential Young Lions, Vol. 2 Various Artists
1999 Givin' Away the Store Sonny Stitt
1999 Her Greatest Hits Dinah Washington
1999 Hipsters' Holiday: Vocal Jazz & R&B Classics Various Artists
1999 Jazz for a Lazy Day Various Artists
1999 Jazz for Those Peaceful Moments Various Artists
1999 Jazz Vocal Essentials, Vol. 2 Various Artists
1999 Jazz: The Definitive Performances Various Artists
1999 Just for You Harold Ashby
1999 Kenny Burrell Kenny Burrell
1999 Love Songs Miles Davis
1999 Olympia 20 Mars 1960, Pt. 1 Miles Davis
1999 Olympia 20 Mars 1960, Pt. 2 Miles Davis
1999 Summer Jazz Various Artists
1999 Wes Montgomery Wes Montgomery
2000 32 More Gems from 32 Jazz Various Artists
2000 Best of Ken Burns Jazz Various Artists
2000 Cobb and His Mob in Concert Arnett Cobb
2000 Dinah Washington's Finest Hour Dinah Washington
2000 Featuring Dinah Washington Arnett Cobb & Dinah Washington
2000 Full House Wes Montgomery
2000 Incontournables John Coltrane
2000 Jazz Cities: New Orleans, Chicago, New York, Kansas C Various Artists
2000 Jazz Collection: The Story of Jazz Piano Various Artists
2000 Jazz That Swings, Vol. 2 Various Artists
2000 Ken Burns Jazz: The Story of America's Music Various Artists
2000 Live Miles Davis & John Coltrane
2000 New York Nights Hendrik Meurkens
2000 Newport Jazz Festival: Mostly Miles, Vol. 1 Various Artists
2000 Night Out With Verve Various Artists
2000 Nothin' But Love Bertha Hope
2000 Queen of the Juke Box: Live 1948-1955 Dinah Washington
2000 Red, Blue & Green Sonny Red
2000 Reflections of Buhaina Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
2000 Ricky's Choice Ricky Ford
2000 So Nobody Else Can Hear Jimmy Cobb
2000 Steal the Moon Carolyn Leonhart
2000 Touchstone Donald Byrd/Pepper Adams/Herbie Hancock
2000 Unissued Tunes, Vol. 1: The Bee Hive Session Various Artists
2000 Verve Jazz Masters 40: Dinah Sings Standards Dinah Washington
2000 Very Best of John Coltrane John Coltrane
2000 Wynton Kelly! Wynton Kelly
2001 Best of Miles Davis & John Coltrane: 1955-1961 Miles Davis & John Coltrane
2001 Cannonball Adderley's Finest Hour Cannonball Adderley
2001 Complete Vee Jay Sessions 1954-1961 Paul Chambers/Wynton Kelly
2001 Cradle of Jazz Various Artists
2001 EP Collection, Vol. 2 Earl Bostic
2001 Essential Miles Davis Miles Davis
2001 Go/Kelly at Midnite Paul Chambers & Wynton Kelly
2001 In Person Friday Night at the Blackhawk, Vol. 1 Miles Davis
2001 Introducing Wayne Shorter Wayne Shorter
2001 Jazz at the Plaza, Vol. 1 Miles Davis
2001 Jazz Collection Bill Evans
2001 Jazz Ladies, Vol. 2 Various Artists
2001 Jazz Memories Various Artists
2001 Live in New York: 1958 & 1959 Miles Davis & John Coltrane
2001 Mapleshade's Music Festival Various Artists
2001 Milestones Miles Davis
2001 Out of This World Julian Priester & Walter Benton
2001 Quartets and Orchestra Bobby Timmons
2001 Top Jazz Audio Oggi Various Artists
2002 1931-1971 Wynton Kelly
2002 1949-1951 Earl Bostic
2002 4 Generations of Miles Mike Stern/Ron Carter/George Coleman/Jim
2002 All or Nothing at All Wayne Shorter
2002 Ballads Cannonball Adderley
2002 Best of Miles Davis Miles Davis
2002 Blue Moods: Music for You Miles Davis
2002 Bon Appetit Kai Winding/Curtis Fuller
2002 Cannonball Takes Charge Cannonball Adderley
2002 Cannonball's Sharpshooters Cannonball Adderley
2002 Definitive Cannonball Adderley Cannonball Adderley
2002 Definitive Dinah Washington Dinah Washington
2002 Final Notes Wynton Kelly
2002 Flamingo Earl Bostic
2002 Four Generations of Miles: A Live Tribute to Miles Various Artists
2002 George Shearing/Cannonball Adderly Quintets George Shearing
2002 Great Night in Harlem Various Artists
2002 Interpretations Wynton Kelly
2002 Jazz Lounge, Vol. 5 Various Artists
2002 Jazzland Sampler Various Artists
2002 Ken Burns Jazz, Vol. 2 Various Artists
2002 Latin Jazz: La CombinaciÛn Perfecta Various Artists
2002 Legacy John Coltrane
2002 Mercury Songbook Various Artists
2002 Milestone: Galaxy Sampler Various Artists
2002 Mixed Emotions Dinah Washington
2002 Music for You: What Does Your World Sound Like? Various Artists
2002 My Foolish Heart Hikora
2002 Prestige Original Jazz Classics Sampler Various Artists
2002 Riverside Sampler Various Artists
2002 Sophisticated Swing Cannonball Adderley
2002 Soul Trombone Curtis Fuller
2002 Wynton Kelly, Vol. 2 Wynton Kelly
2003 All Love Grady Tate
2003 Big Horn: The History of the Honkin' & Screamin' Saxophone Various Artists
2003 Blue Voices: The Finest in Jazz Ballads Various Artists
2003 Boss Guitar Wes Montgomery
2003 Cobb's Groove Jimmy Cobb's Mob
2003 Diva Series Dinah Washington
2003 Essential George Gershwin George Gershwin
2003 In Person Friday and Saturday Nights at the Blackhawk Miles Davis
2003 In Person Friday Night at the Blackhawk, Complete, Vol. 1 Miles Davis
2003 In Person Saturday Night at the Blackhawk, Complete, Vol. 2 Miles Davis
2003 Jazz Ballads With a Blue Feeling Various Artists
2003 John Coltrane Plays for Lovers John Coltrane
2003 Love Songs, Vol. 2 Miles Davis
2003 Magic Bostic 1944-1952 Earl Bostic
2003 Out of This World: The Complete Wawick Sessions Donald Byrd/Pepper Adams
2003 Trip to Brazil, Vol. 3: Back to Bossa Various Artists
2004 1952-1953 Earl Bostic
2004 Best of Art Pepper Art Pepper
2004 Best of John Coltrane John Coltrane
2004 Best of Wes Montgomery Wes Montgomery
2004 Contemporary Records Story Various Artists
2004 Gettin' Together! Art Pepper
2004 Great Divide Von Freeman
2004 Greatest Hits 1946-1953 Dinah Washington
2004 Happy Birthday Newport: 50 Swinging Years Various Artists
2004 Jazz Ladies Various Artists
2004 Manhattan in Blue Malta
2004 One Special Night Shawnn Monteiro with Clark Terry
2004 Queen of the Blues Dinah Washington
2004 Song for the New Man David "Fathead" Newman
2004 Trip to Brazil, Vol. 3 Various Artists
2005 1949-1953 Charlie Singleton
2005 Collection: Sketches of Spain/Kind of BlueÖ Miles Davis
2005 Complete Gus Wildi Recordings Bill Evans
2005 Kinda Jazzy Kinda Funky, Vol. 2 Various Artists
2005 Lone Hill Jazz Collection: Jazz Greats, Vol. 1 Various Artists
2005 More Coltrane for Lovers John Coltrane
2005 Prestige Profiles, Vol. 7 Kenny Burrell
2005 Prestige Profiles, Vol. 9 John Coltrane
2005 Progressions: 100 Years of Jazz Guitar Various Artists
2005 Smokin' at the Half Note Wes Montgomery
2006 50 Sublimes Chanteuses de Jazz, Vol. 2 Various Artists
2006 Flamingo Earl Bostic
2006 Gold John Coltrane
2006 Golden Years of Jazz 1948-1955 Various Artists
2006 Jazz Ballads Vol. 2: The Best Jazz Vocalists Various Artists
2006 Kelly Blue Dan Nimmer Trio
2006 Send in the Clowns: The Very Best of Sarah Vaughan Sarah Vaughan
2006 Timeless Portraits and Dreams Geri Allen
2007 Full House Wes Montgomery
2007 I'm Confessin' Steve Grossman Quintet
2007 The Q in Jazz Quincy Jones
2007 The Best of Von Freeman on Premonition  Von Freeman
2007 Radio Broadcasts 1958-1959 Miles Davis
2007 Midnight Waltz Cedar Walton
2007 Out of This World Herbie Hancock
2007 Original Album Classics Miles Davis
2007 Midnight Waltz Cedar Walton
2007 Live in '60, '61 & '65 (DVD) John Coltrane
2007 Live at the Monterey Jazz Festival: Highlights Vol. 1 Various Artists
2007 Live at the 1971 Monterey Jazz Festival Sarah Vaughan
2007 Live (Get Back) Miles Davis
2007 Evil Gal Dinah Washington
2007 Interplay  John Coltrane
2007 Impressions of Coltrane (DVD) John Coltrane
2007 I'm Confessin' Steve Grossman
2007 Evolution of the Groove Miles Davis
2007 Essence of Green: A Tribute to Kind of Blue Ron di Salvio
2007 Discover Miles Davis Miles Davis
2007 Complete Vee Jay Studios Recordings Wynton Kelly
2007 Cobb's Corner Jimmy Cobb
2007 Bumpin' On Sunset Wes Montgomery
2007 Une Anthologie 1955-1957 Cannonball Adderly
2008 Soultrane/Kenny Burrell and John Coltrane John Coltrane
2008 Sketches of Spain/'Round About Midnight Miles Davis
2008 Plays for Lovers Wes Montgomery
2008 Playlist: The Very Best of Miles Davis Miles Davis
2008 Miles from India Various Artists
2008 La Reine - The Queen: 1943-1957 Dinah Washington
2008 Jazz Profiles Gil Evans
2008 Broadcast Session: 1958-1959 Miles Davis All-Stars
2008 Birth of a Genius John Coltrane
2009 Yesterday Today Tomorrow: A Tribute to Dinah Washington Lloyd Mayers
2009 Undiluted/It's All Right Wynton Kelly
2009 The Music of Miles Davis Miles Davis
2009 The Music of John Coltrane: Ballads John Coltrane
2009 The Complete Triple Play Stereo Sessions Wayne Shorter
2009 The Collection: Sorcerer/Kind of Blue/In a Silent Way Miles Davis
2009 The Best of Johnny Griffin Johnny Griffin
2009 Stickadiboom Steve Haines Quintet
2009 Life in Belgrade Sarah Vaughan
2009 Jazz in the Key of Blue Jimmy Cobb
2009 Essential Standards Art Pepper
2010 The Fabulous Miss D! The Keynote, Decca and Mercury Singles 1943-1953 Dinah Washington
2010 The Definitive John Coltrane on Prestige and Riverside John Coltrane
2010 The Complete Columbia Album Collection Miles Davis
2010 Miles in the Movies Miles Davis
2010 Greatest Ballads Miles Davis
2010 Eight Classic Albums John Coltrane
2011 The Soulful Mr. Newman David 'Fathead' Newman
2011 The Great American Songbook Aretha Franklin
2011 The Essential Albums: Lush Life/Soultrane/Stardust/Kenny Burrell and John Coltrane John Coltrane
2011 Soul Trombone/Cabin in the Sky Curtis Fuller
2011 Setlist: The Very Best of Miles Davis Live Miles Davis
2011 Original Albums Series John Coltrane
2011 Movin': The Complete Verve Recordings Wes Montgomery
2011 Long Play Collections John Coltrane
2011 Happenings/Soulful Brass Steve Allen
2011 Eight Classic Albums Kenny Dorham
2011 Dis Here Cannonball Adderly
2012 Wonderful! Wonderful! Joey DeFrancesco
2012 The Very Best of Wes Montgomery Wes Montgomery
2012 The Very Best of John Coltrane: The Prestige Era John Coltrane
2012 Eight Classic Albums Cannonball Adderly
2013 The Sound of America: The Singles Collection Various Artists
2013 The Original Mono Recordings Miles Davis
2013 Beginnings Wayne Shorter
2014 The Box Set Series Miles Davis
2014 Out of This World John Coltrane


  • Jimmy Cobb is known for working slightly ahead of the beat.
  • He is mostly a self-taught drummer.

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Drums: Drum Workshop
Cymbals: Sabian
Hardware: Drum Workshop
Sticks: Vater

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