Chatting With Jimmy Cobb, Kind of Blue's Last Surviving Player: Remembering the greatest jazz album of all time, 50 years on

Date: 10.08.2008
Publication: Village Voice
Author: Rob Trucks


Jimmy Cobb is early. The sole surviving performer on Miles Davis’s 1959 album Kind of Blue is waiting in a sixth-floor conference room just blocks from Columbia’s old 30th Street Studios, the converted (Greek, Russian, or Armenian, depending on whom you ask) Orthodox church where the best-selling, most widely praised jazz album in history was recorded. The drummer and Harlem resident passes the time with his new iPhone—right now, unfortunately, it appears that if Cobb so much as stares at the gadget, it automatically calls his daughter. Thus far, hers is the only number programmed.
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Submitted by Ben on October 8th, 2008 — 12:00am

Review: Amanecer

Date: 04.03.2008
Publication: All About Jazz
Author: Elliott Simon Read more »

Submitted by Ben on April 3rd, 2008 — 12:00am

Upcoming "Harlem in the Himalayas" Shows in April - Amanecer

Date: 04.02.2008
Publication: All About Jazz
Author: Elliott Simon Read more »

Submitted by Ben on April 2nd, 2008 — 12:00am

This Old House New Orleans Project

The THIS OLD HOUSE New Orleans Project, a ten episode series which premiered on WGBH on February 28, will tell in-depth stories about the road to recovery in New Orleans. Read more »

Submitted by admin on March 5th, 2008 — 01:00am

Branford's Tribute to Alvin Batiste

Date: 03.01.2008
Publication: Jazz Times
Author: Branford Marsalis

ALVIN BATISTE (1932-2007) Like many of the guys from his generation, Alvin played everything but was classically trained, so all of his music was informed by that classical training. When Larry Combs, the retiring principal clarinetist in the Chicago Symphony, was in New Orleans for a while, Alvin asked him for a lesson. Larry told Alvin to play something, and Alvin played a bit of the Mozart Clarinet Concerto. After listening, Larry said, “That’s great. Do you play jazz, too?” After he heard Bat play a few songs, he then said, “There’s nothing I can teach you, but thanks for stopping by.”
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Submitted by Ben on March 1st, 2008 — 01:00am