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Jimmy Cobb: Gifted jazz drummer for Miles Davis

  • Jimmy Cobb, the jazz drummer who helped drive Miles Davis’ masterpiece Kind of Blue, an album of transcendent lyricism and spontaneity that also became one of the top-selling jazz recordings of all time, died on 24 May at his home in Manhattan. He was 91.The cause was lung cancer, said his wife, Eleana Tee Cobb.