This I Dig of You

Jimmy Cobb

Smoke Sessions Records

Name a canonical jazz artist, and chances are Jimmy Cobb has shared a stage or recording studio with them. Starting with his first recordings with Earl Bostic at the tender age of 21 all the way up to his new album This I Dig of You, Cobb has been not just a jazz drummer but THE jazz drummer — a musician unmatched in technique and experience. This new recording, with a band of Cobb’s longtime collaborators — the late, great pianist Harold Mabern, guitarist Peter Bernstein, and bassist John Webber — swings through a classic program that recalls the kind of sessions Cobb was booked for during the music’s heyday.

1.    This I Dig of You

2.    Blood Wolf Moon Blues

3.    I’m Getting Sentimental Over You

4.    My Old Flame

5.    Cheese Cake

6.    Edward Lee

7.    Somewhere in the Night

8.    Yesterdays

9.    I’ll Wait and Pray

10.  Full House

“Achieving maximum impact with minimal fuss has been Jimmy Cobb’s M.O. on the drum kit throughout his career, not least on his latest leader album, This I Dig of You, recorded two weeks after his 90th birthday.” –Ted Panken, DownBeat

“When he was in the studio recording Miles Davis’ immortal Kind of Blue, Cobb probably couldn’t imagine jazz in 2019, but it’s here and he’s playing with the verve, swing and vision demonstrated on myriad recordings over the decades with an encyclopedia’s worth of name artists.” –John Pietaro, The New York City Jazz Record

“This is an alternately sizzling and smouldering set mostly made up of hard-bop classics and songbook ballads. Cobb really drives this band.” –Chris Pearson, The Times (UK)

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December 2019
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