American jazz drummer Jimmy Cobb died in New York at the age of 91, NPR radio station reported Monday, May 25.
The musician died at his home in Manhattan on Sunday. Cause of death was lung cancer, his wife said.
Cobb was the last living member of Miles Davis’ first quintet, considered a key figure in American jazz. The drummer took part in recording one of the legendary Davis albums Kind of Blue.
The musician has also collaborated with renowned musicians including Deena Washington, Pearl Berry, West Montgomery and Bill Evans.