Jimmy Cobb’s “Kind of Blue” 50th Anniversary Tour Passing Through Red Bank This Weekend
February 9th, 2011 No Comments »
It’s been two years since the world celebrated the 50th anniversary of Miles Davis’ seminal album “Kind of Blue” – an album so wide-reaching in its scope that musicians in both the rock and classical genres have cited it as an influence. Heck, according to Wikipedia, it’s still the best-selling jazz album of all time, certified quadruple platinum in 2008.
In more than a half century since the album’s release, many things have happened – not the least of which is the passing of Miles Davis and most of the original musicians who contributed to that recording. However, original drummer Jimmy Cobb has been touring the last two years with his So What Band, bringing these classic tunes to a whole new generation of fans.
This Sunday, February 13th, Jimmy Cobb and the So What Band will be taking the stage at the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank to bring the album’s five tracks and a host of other era pieces to life. So hurry on over to the Count Basie Theatre’s site and get your tickets now. With the concert just around the corner, seats are sure to be scarce.
PS> If you still need convincing as to why “Kind of Blue” is so great, check out Slate’s Fred Kaplan’s intricate study “Why the best-selling jazz album of all time is so great.”