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Jimmy Cobb's Mob at the Bakery!

by on Jun.27, 2004, under News


Cobb’s Mob


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The hit begins. Peter

Bernstein is the Mob Boss and he starts out killin’. Sounding so

brilliantly bright and swinging the melody like a Las Vegas

gambler! The tune is Mr. Kenyatta, a Lee Morgan composition that Peter

has recorded before on of his tremendous dates for Criss Cross Jazz.

Jimmy is all over the time laying down so many rhythmic textures. A

lovely way to start yet another incredible evening of great jazz music.



Speaking of the word

great, name some of them and look who was right there on the drums.

Cannonball Adderley, Sarah Vaughan, Wynton Kelly, I mean just look at

his hat and everything speaks for itself. Jeff Hamilton was up in the

balcony checking out the show with his wife. I know the look of a happy

man and Jeff was digging it. He said it was too hot and he went down to

move closer to the action. If you ask me, all of the heat was coming

from the stage. Jimmy’s suspenders may have been holding him up but, he

was certainly holding it down!



The solo performances

were outstanding in tonight’s show. Richard Wyands, who by the way has

some precious gems on Criss Cross as well, and John Webber were right

in the timekeeper’s pocket. Peter out front plays so clean and with

such precision, I relished on every note.



Jimmy makes it look

so easy and simple to do. He is a fine tuned, well oiled piece of

machinery, a master of time. He is like fine Japanese cuisine, clean,

healthy, with a taste that sounds so delicious!



The ballads are

beautiful and the melodies are hard driving. Jimmy is the last

surviving member of the Kind of Blue sessions. Talk about being the

pulse of JAZZ music. Cobb’s Mob puts together the best of the past with

the best of the present and creates a dynamic future and creative

longevity for the music!



LeRoy Downs



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