Cozy Cole, drummer
birth name: William Randolph Cole

Cozy Cole

October 17, 1909, East Orange, NJ ~ January 31, 1981, Columbus, OH

Cozy Cole is considered to be one of the most perfect drummers jazz has produced, possessing an incomparably solid tempo with dreamy clearness and unstoppable power. ~ All about Jazz: Cozy Cole ~ retrieved January 28, 2014 © All About Jazz

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October 17, 1981 ~ Billboard Hot 100 ~ #3 (7) The Rolling Stones, Start Me Up ~ #2 (1) Diana Ross & Lionel Richie, Endless Love ~ #1 (2) Christopher Cross, Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)


Cole is cited as an influence by many contemporary rock drummers, including Cozy Powell, who took his nickname ‘Cozy’ from Cole. ~ Wikipedia: Cozy Cole ~ retrieved January 28, 2014 © Wikipedia

Cozy Cole's drumming was an essential ingredient in much of the jazz recorded during the 1930s and '40s, and he belongs in the same pantheon with Sidney Catlett, Jo Jones, Chick Webb, Dave Tough, Gene Krupa, Specs Powell, and J.C. Heard. ~ Allmusic: Cozy Cole ~ retrieved January 28, 2014 © Allmusic

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