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Cobb, Jimmy / Original Mob, The
Album:Original Mob, The Collection:Review Shelf
Artist:Cobb, Jimmy Added:08/2014
Label:Smoke Sessions 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2015-04-10 Pull Date:2015-06-12 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:7 Jun31 May17 May10 May3 May26 Apr19 Apr

Recent Airplay
1.Fri, 18 Dec 15:Be Sharp
4.Mon, 25 May 15:The Shiney One
No Way To Say
2.Sat, 24 Oct 15:DJ Teddy Tesla
Sunlight Sketches
5.Fri, 15 May 15:Be Sharp
3.Fri, 05 Jun 15:Be Sharp
6.Fri, 08 May 15:Be Sharp

Album Review
Be Sharp
Reviewed 2015-04-04 
These four musicians teamed up 20 years ago on Bernstein’s “Somethin’s Burnin.” This reunion features compositions by each member, plus some standards and pop songs as well. Cobb (now 86) has played with just about everyone: Coltrane, Cannonball, Dizzy, Dinah & Sarah, Wes, and dozens more. The cat even played on Miles’ masterpiece, “Kind of Blue.”

All instrumentals. No FCC issues.

1 ** Mid-tempo. Guitar is cool & elegant. Cobb’s tom-toms & cymbals are perfect. (8:09)
2 * Mid-tempo. Soulful tune, originally on tenor sax, interpreted on piano & guitar. (6:31)
3 * Mid-tempo, snappy. Early 60s movie theme. Good playing all around. (6:38)
4 Very fast. Famous melody played too fast on guitar to enjoy. (5:55)
5 ** Mid-slow. Somewhat modern Mehldau composition. Great piano & drums. (8:25)
6 Mid-fast. Piano & guitar tradeoff leads. Drums keep it moving along briskly. (5:05)
7 Very slow ballad. Pretty melody, but just a bit too sleepy. (4:32)
8 Mid-slow. Bernstein reprises a “cocktail jazz” standard made famous by Joe Pass. (5:32)
9 Mid-tempo to start, speeds up. Swingin’ number, mostly guitar and piano. (7:14)
10 * Very fast. Toe tapping, head bopping improv all around. Everyone works hard. (5:41)

Track Listing
1.Old Devil Moon 6.Composition 101
2.Amsterdam After Dark 7.Remembering U
3.Sunday In New York 8.Nobody Else But Me
4.Stranger In Paradise 9.Minor Blues
5.Unrequited 10.Lickety Split