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Bobby Timmons
Birth name Robert Henry Timmons
Born December 19, 1935
Origin Philadelphia, USA
Died March 1, 1974
Genres Soul jazz
Hard bop
Mainstream jazz
Occupations Pianist
Instruments Piano
Associated acts Art Blakey
The Jazz Messengers

Robert Henry "Bobby" Timmons (Born: December 19, 1935 in Philadelphia - Died: March 1, 1974 in New York City) was a African-American jazz pianist and composer.[1]

He is best known for his role as sideman in Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers (1958 - 1961) and the composition of "Moanin'", "Dat Dere", and "This Here", each of which are typical of his distinctive gospel soul-jazz style. He also played with Cannonball Adderley, Chet Baker, Kenny Dorham (with whom he made his recording debut in a live set from May 1956), Hank Mobley, Lee Morgan, Donald Byrd, Kenny Burrell, Sonny Stitt and Maynard Ferguson. Timmons died from cirrhosis of the liver at the age of 38 on March 1, 1974.




As leader

  • This Here Is Bobby Timmons (1960)
  • Soul Time (1960)
  • In Person (1961)
  • Easy Does It (1961)
  • Sweet and Soulful Sounds (1962)
  • Born to Be Blue! (1962)
  • From the Bottom (1964)
  • Live at the Connecticut Jazz Party (1964)
  • Moanin' Blues (1964)
  • Workin' Out (1965)
  • The Soul Man! (1966)
  • Quartets and Orchestra (2001)
  • Prestige Trio Sessions (2003)

As sideman

with Art Blakey

With Cannonball Adderley

With The Young Lions

With Others


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