Arnett Cobb

Cobb's Idea (1947-1952)

Ocium Jazz

Arnett Cobb (ts), Dave Page, Ed Lewis (tp), Booty Wood, Dickie Harris (tb), Charlie Fowlkes, Johnny Griffin (bs), George Rhodes (p), Walter Buchanan, Gene Wright (b), George Jones, Butch Ballard, Al Walker (d), Milt Larkin (vcl)

Reference: OCM CD 001

Bar code: 8435086700018

The registers that turned Cobb's big band blower image into a stimulating sax full of energy and lyricism leading his own combo which was taken as a jump vehicle for his compositions. He was a rich Honk tenor capable of convincing his contemporaneous critics. At last we have put together the Apollo and Okeh sessions and a seminal chronological repertoire supported by Johnny Griffin, "Booty" Wood and Georges Rhodes. This is the CD that you would always bring with you to a deserted island.


01. Walkin' with Sid (Cobb) 3:01
02. Still flyin' (Cobb) 2:34
03. Cobb's idea (Cobb) 3:05
04. Top flight (Cobb) 2:52
05. When I grow too old to dream, Parts 1 & 2
(Romberg-Hammerstein) 5:27
06. Cobb's boogie (Cobb-Williams-Lester) 2:44
07. Cobb's corner (Cobb) 2:39
08. Dutch kitchen bounce (Cobb) 3:10
09. Go Red go (Cobb) 2:36
10. Pay it no mind (Cobb) 2:56
11. Chick she ain't nowhere (Cobb-Larkin) 2:57
12. Arnett blows for 1300 (Cobb) 2:45
13. Running with Ray (Cobb) 2:56
14. Flower garden blues (Cobb-O.Shaw) 3:04
15. Big league blues (Cobb-Larkin) 2:39
16. Smooth sailin' (Cobb) 2:45
17. Walkin' home (Cobb) 2:05)
18. Jumpin' the blues (Cobb) 2:23
19. I'm in the mood for love (McHugh-Fields) 2:54
20. Whispering (Coburn) 2:50
21. Open house (Cobb) 2:52
22. Lil' Sonny (Cohn) 3:00
23. The shy one (Cobb) 3:01

Total time: 68:18 min.

Personnel on tracks #1-15:

Arnett Cobb (ts, vcl on 11); Dave Page (tp); Michael 'Booty' Wood (tb); George Rhodes (p); Walter Buchanan (b); George Jones (d). Al King (tb) replaces 'Booty' Wood (1,2,3 & 4); Milt Larkin (vcl on 14 & 15); Vocal Ensemble by The Mobb.

Recorded in New York, May & August, 1947

Personnel on track #16:

Arnett Cobb (ts); Dave Page (tp); 'Booty' Wood (tb); Charlie Fowlkes (bs); George Rhodes (p); Walter Buchanan (b); Butch Ballard (d).

New York, September 12, 1950

Personnel on tracks #17-19:

Arnett Cobb (ts); Willie Moore (tp); Dickie Harris (tb); Johnny Griffin (bs);
George Rhodes (p); Walter Buchanan (b); Al Walker (d).

New York, July 8, 1951

Personnel on tracks #20-21:

Arnett Cobb (ts); Ed Lewis (tp); Dickie Harris (tb); Willard Brown (bs); George Rhodes (p) Gene Wright (b); Al Walker (d).

New York, November 20, 1951

Personnel on tracks #22-23:

Arnett Cobb (ts); Ed Lewis (tp); Dickie Harris (tb); Charlie Ferguson (bs); George Rhodes (p); Gene Wright (b); Al Walker (d).

New York, August 1952


Includes Mutimedia extra contents.
This enhanced CD can be played on a regular CD player.



14,95 €  (tax incl.)

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