Iconic jazz drummer Jimmy Cobb, a master of subtlety who helped shape modern jazz as we know it, died at his home in New York on Sunday. According to his wife, Eleana Tee Cobb, the cause of death was lung cancer. He was 91.
Cobb was most known for his contribution of minimalist swing and light pulse percussion to Miles Davis’s Kind of Blue. He was the last surviving player from that record.