July 30th, 2012

So What - Jimmy Cobb vs. Bill Evans Comping

More Miles, and as previously mentioned on this blog "Kind of Blue" is one of the albums that all jazz musicians ought to study in depth. Here is Jimmy Cobb's comping behind Miles' solo on "So What", which is understated but utterly effective providing great support and momentum. In addition studying the rhythm of Bill Evans' brilliant comping is immensely rewarding. Evans' has a wonderful rhythmic sense and a lot can be learned from studying him. You should experiment with voicing his figures around the kit. (It's generally a good idea to actively listening to how pianists and guitarists comp behind soloists). Have fun getting it together and playing along with the recording.

Jimmy Cobb, Bill Evans

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April 29th, 2011

So What - Jimmy Cobb Licks

If everything in Philosophy is a footnote to Plato, then everything in Jazz is a footnote to Miles Davis and probably "Kind of Blue". As drummers go, Jimmy Cobb is often overlooked but I grow to appreciate his playing more every time I listen to the album. Here are a couple of delightful licks that he plays behind Coltrane's solo on "So What", subtle but wonderfully effective. The album is worth studying in detail.

Jimmy Cobb

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