Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Emmet Cohen - Masters Legacy Series Volume 1 (CELLAR LIVE RECORDINGS 2017)

Every jazz fan has his or her favorite record with NEA Jazz Master Jimmy Cobb on drums, from Miles Davis’ Kind of Blue to John Coltrane’s Giant Steps. We’ve been honored to host several of Cobb’s recent birthday parties at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, and tonight he joins us again in celebration of his 88th! Leading the quartet is pianist Emmet Cohen, one of New York’s rising jazz stars. Cohen recently recorded the first record of what will become a Masters Legacy album series, and Cobb was the featured “master” on this inaugural record. Tonight’s performance will be the official record release show, adding to the excitement of Cobb’s birthday celebration. The repertoire includes classics that Cobb recorded with Miles Davis, Joe Henderson, Wynton Kelly, Cannonball Adderley, and David Fathead Newman, as well as originals by Cohen. As Christian McBride says in the album’s liner notes, “Jimmy Cobb embodies the sustained, indomitable power of the swing groove,” and this performance will demonstrate why Cobb remains such an in-demand and widely imitated artist.

On The Trail
When I Fall In Love
Folk Song
Interlude. So What
If This Isn't Love
Mr. Robinson
Hard Times
Concerto For Cobb

Yashushi Nakamura - bass
Jimmy Cobb - drums
Godwin Louis - alto saxophone