Arnett Cobb – Blows for 1300
Delmark DD 471 (1994) [Apollo Series]
Arnett Cobb is a powerful Texas tenor soloist and bandleader. His years with Lionel Hampton in the 40s prior to these sessions allowed Cobb to grow in strength and versatility; he’s just as capable of knocking ’em dead at Birdland or at a more intimate setting. Who or what the 1300 Arnett blows for on this CD is unclear but one thing is certain: he’ll definitely blow you away.