Bobby Timmons

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Robert Henry "Bobby" Timmons (December 19, 1935 – March 1, 1974) was an American jazz pianist and composer. He was a sideman in Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers for two periods (July 1958 to September 1959; February 1960 to June 1961), between which he was part of Cannonball Adderley's band. Several of Timmons' compositions written when part of these bands – including "Moanin'", "Dat Dere", and "This Here" – enjoyed commercial success and brought him more attention. In the early and mid-1960s he led a series of piano trios that toured and recorded extensively.

Timmons was strongly associated with the soul jazz style that he helped initiate; this link to apparently simple writing and playing, coupled with drug and alcohol addiction, led to a decline in his career. Timmons died, aged 38, from cirrhosis. Several critics have commented that his contribution to jazz remains undervalued.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1960 John Jenkins, Cliff Jordan and Bobby Timmons John Jenkins, Cliff Jordan and Bobby Timmons 2
1960 Soul Time Bobby Timmons 3
1964 From the Bottom Bobby Timmons 2
1964 Holiday Soul Bobby Timmons 1
1965 Chicken and Dumplin's Bobby Timmons 1
1991 This Here Is Bobby Timmons Bobby Timmons 4
1994 Workin' Out Bobby Timmons 1
1995 Easy Does It Bobby Timmons 1
1996 Born to Be Blue! Bobby Timmons 2
1997 The Soul Man! Bobby Timmons 1
1998 Got to Get It! Bobby Timmons 2
2003 The Prestige Trio Sessions Bobby Timmons 1
2006 Chun-King Bobby Timmons 1
2007 Little Barefoot Soul Bobby Timmons 1
Moanin' Blues Bobby Timmons 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1994 Workin' Out Bobby Timmons 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1991 Live At The Connecticut Jazz Party Bobby Timmons 1

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