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Jazz: Jimmy Cobb, Lew Soloff, Jeff "Tain" Watts

01/20/10 9:00PM By George Thomas

We celebrate the birthdays of two drummers, Jimmy Cobb, famous for his work on Miles Davis' Kind Of Blue album and Jeff "Tain" Watts who worked with Wynton Marsalis for several years. We hear both men with their former bosses and leading their own groups.



Love For Sale
Artist Name: Miles Davis & John Coltrane
Composer: Cole Porter
Soloists: Miles Davis-Trumpet ; Cannonball Adderley-Alto Sax ; John Coltrane-Tenor Sax ; Bill Evans-Piano ; Paul Chambers-Bass ; Jimmy Cobb-Drums
CD/Album: The Complete Columbia Recordings 1955-1961
Record co./Cat #: Columbia/Legacy 90922
Release Year: 1958
Note: Birthday: Jimmy Cobb 1.20.1929


Something To Live For
Artist Name: Don Braden-Mark Rapp
Composer: Billy Strayhorn & Duke Ellington
Soloists: Don Braden-Tenor Sax ; Mark Rapp-Trumpet ; Sachal Vasandani-Vocals ; Gerald Clayton-Piano ; Rene Hart-Bass ; Greg Gonzalez-Drums
CD/Album: The Strayhorn Project
Record co./Cat #: Premium Music Solutions
Release Year: 2009
Note: New


'S Wonderful
Artist Name: Dan Dean
Composer: Gershwin & Gershwin
Soloists: Dan Dean-Bass ; Kenny Werner-Piano
CD/Album: 2 5 1
Record co./Cat #: Origin Records 82552
Release Year: 2010
Note: New


Composition 101
Artist Name: Jimmy Cobb
Composer: Jimmy Cobb
Soloists: Jimmy Cobb-Drums ; Andrew Speight-Tenor Sax ; Ellis Marsalis-Piano ; Orlando Le Fleming-Bass
CD/Album: Marsalis Music Honors
Record co./Cat #: Marsalis Music/Rounder 87494600-022-2
Release Year: 2006
Note: Birthday: Jimmy Cobb 1.20.1929


Just One Of Those Things
Artist Name: Kat Edmonson
Composer: Cole Porter
Soloists: Kat Edmonson-Vocals ; Kevin Lovejoy-Piano ; Eric Revis-Bass ; JJ Johnson-Drums ; John Ellis-Tenor Sax
CD/Album: Take To The Sky
Record co./Cat #: Convivium 0901
Release Year: 2009
Note: New


Flight To Russia
Artist Name: Ahmad Jamal
Composer: Ahmad Jamal
Soloists: Ahmad Jamal-Piano ; James Cammack-Bass ; Manolo Badrena-Percussion ; Kenny Washington-Drums
CD/Album: A Quiet Time
Record co./Cat #: Dreyfus Jazz 369452
Release Year: 2009
Note: New


Winin' Boy Blues
Artist Name: Allen Toussaint
Composer: Jelly Roll Morton
Soloists: Allen Toussaint-Piano ; Brad Mehldau-Piano
CD/Album: The Bright Mississippi
Record co./Cat #: Nonesuch 480380-2
Release Year: 2009
Note: George's favorite CD of 2009


Yardbird Suite
Artist Name: Steve Davis
Composer: Charlie Parker
Soloists: Steve Davis-Trombone ; Hank Jones-Piano ; Nat Reeves-Bass ; Joe Farnsworth-Drums
CD/Album: Eloquence
Record co./Cat #: Jazz Legacy Productions 0901003
Release Year: 2009
Note: New


Reincarnation Of A Lovebird
Artist Name: Lew Soloff
Composer: Charles Mingus
Soloists: Lew Soloff-Trumpet ; Kenny Kirkland-Piano ; Richard Davis-Bass ; Elvin Jones-Drums
CD/Album: But Beautiful
Record co./Cat #: Evidence 22005-2
Release Year: 1987
Note: Birthday: Lew Soloff 1.20.1944


The Eye Of The Mind
Artist Name: Tineke Postma
Composer: Tineke Postma
Soloists: Tineke Postma-Alto & Soprano Sax ; Geri Allen-Piano ; Scott Colley-Bass ; Terri Lyne Carrington-Drums
CD/Album: The Traveller
Record co./Cat #: Et'CeteraNow 6003
Release Year: 2010
Note: New


Dance Of The Niblets
Artist Name: Jeff "Tain" Watts
Composer: Jeff "Tain" Watts
Soloists: Jeff "Tain" Watts-Drums ; Kenny Kirkland-Piano ; Charles Fambrough-Bass
CD/Album: Megawatts
Record co./Cat #: Sunnyside 1128
Release Year: 2004
Note: Birthday: Jeff "Tain" Watts 1.20.1960


Bird Alone
Artist Name: Abbey Lincoln featuring Stan Getz
Composer: Abbey Lincoln
Soloists: Abbey Lincoln-Vocals ; Stan Getz-Tenor Sax ; Hank Jones-Piano ; Charlie Haden-Bass ; Mark Johnson-Drums ; Maxine Roach-Viola
CD/Album: You Gotta Pay The Band
Record co./Cat #: Verve 314 511 110-2
Release Year: 1991
Note: Poor Bird, PoJazz


Au Private
Artist Name: Wynton Marsalis Quartet
Composer: Charlie Parker
Soloists: Wynton Marsalis-Trumpet ; Marcus Roberts-Piano ; Robert Hurst-Bass ; Jeff "Tain" Watts-Drums
CD/Album: Live At Blues Alley
Record co./Cat #: Columbia 40675
Release Year: 1987
Note: Birthday: Jeff "Tain" Watts 1.20.1960


Cobb's Groove
Artist Name: Jimmy Cobb's Mob
Composer: Jimmy Cobb
Soloists: Jimmy Cobb-Drums ; Richard Wyands-Piano ; Peter Bernstein-Guitar ; John Webber-Bass ; Eric Alexander-Tenor Sax
CD/Album: Cobb's Groove
Record co./Cat #: Milestone 9334-2
Release Year: 2003
Note: Birthday: Jimmy Cobb 1.20.1929


Artist Name: Whitney James
Composer: W. Gross, J. Lawrence
Soloists: Whitney James-Vocals ; Ingrid Jensen-Trumpet, Flugelhorn ; Joshua Wolff-Piano
CD/Album: The Nature Of Love
Record co./Cat #: www.whitneyjames.com
Release Year: 2009
Note: New


Search For Peace
Artist Name: McCoy Tyner
Composer: McCoy Tyner
Soloists: McCoy Tyner-Piano ; Joe Henderson-Tenor Sax ; Ron Carter-Bass ; Elvin Jones-Drums
CD/Album: The Real McCoy
Record co./Cat #: Blue Note Records 7 46512-2
Release Year: 1967
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