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Arnett Cobb

Primary Instrument: Sax, tenor

Born: August 10, 1918 | Died: March 24, 1989    

Arnett Cobb

One of the classic Texas Tenors, there was always excitement elicited by Cobb’s uninhibited, blasting style which earned him the label “Wild Man of the Tenor Sax.”

Arnette Cleophus Cobbs, was born on August 10, 1918, in Houston, Texas. He was taught piano by his grandmother and went on to study violin before taking up tenor saxophone in the Wheatley High School band. When he was fifteen he joined Louisiana band leader Frank Davis’s band and performed in the Houston area and throughout Louisiana during the summer. He worked with trumpeter Chester Boone for two years and left to become a founding member of the Milton Larkin Orchestra in 1936....
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Source: James Nadal

  • Smooth Sailing

    Prestige
    1995
  • Show Time

    Prestige
    1988
  • Funky Butt

    Prestige
    1981
  • Midnight Slows Vol. 2

    Prestige
    1978
  • The Fabulous Apollo Sessions

    Prestige
    1973
  • The Best Of

    Prestige
    1969
  • Sizzlin'

    Prestige
    1962
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