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Ed Thigpen

In an interview recorded during one of his last visits to Britain, the late percussionist Ed Thigpen joins Alyn Shipton to select the recorded highlights of his career.

Jazz Library pays tribute to the drummer Ed Thigpen who died in January. He was such a consummate percussionist that he was known as "Mr Taste". A lynch-pin of the bands of Ella Fitzgerald, Dinah Washington and Oscar Peterson, Thigpen joined Alyn Shipton during one of his last visits to Britain to select the recorded highlights of his career.

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Sat 13 Mar 2010 16:00

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  • Ed Thigpen

    E T P

    Composer: Thigpen Performers: Ed Thigpen, d; Tony Purrone, g; Mats Vinding, b. 1991.

    • Mr Taste.
    • Justin Time.
    • 43-2.
  • Dinah Washington

    Pennies from Heaven

    Composer: Johnston Performers: Paul Quinichette, ts; Sleepy Anderson, p; Jackie Davis, org; Keter Betts, b; Ed Thigpen, d; Candido, bgo; Dinah Washington, v. Chicago, IL, June 17, 1953.

    • After hours with Miss D.
    • Emarcy.
    • MG 36028.
  • Dinah Washington

    Bye Bye Blues

    Composer: Hamm-Bennett-Lown-Gray Performers: Clark Terry, t; Gus Chappel, tb; Rick Henderson,as; Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, ts; Junior Mance, p; Keter Betts, b; Ed Thigpen, d; Dinah Washington, v. NYC, June 15, 1954.

    • After hours with Miss D.
    • Emarcy.
    • MG 36028.
  • Ella Fitzgerald

    Night and Day

    Composer: Porter Performers: Ella Fitzgerald, v; Tommy Flanagan, p; Frank De La Rosa, b; Ed Thigpen, d. Theatre De Verdure, Nice, France, 21 July, 1971.

    • Ella A Nice.
    • Original Jazz Classics.
    • 442.
  • The Oscar Peterson Trio

    Diablo

    Composer: Peterson Performers: Oscar Peterson, p; Ray Brown, b; Ed Thigpen, d. 27 July/6 August, 1961.

    • At The London House: Complete Master Takes.
    • Lonehill.
    • 10219 CD 3.
  • Oscar Peterson

    Moanin'

    Composer: Timmons Performers: Oscar Peterson, p; Ray Brown, b; Ed Thigpen, d. Tivoli Gardens, Copenhagen, 29 May 1965.

    • The Final Concerts.
    • Gambit.
    • 69208.
  • Billy Taylor Trio

    Sounds in the Night

    Composer: Taylor Performers: Billy Taylor, p; Earl May b; Ed Thigpen, d. Dec 16, 1957.

    • Billy Taylor Trio with Ed Thigpen and Earl May.
    • Lonehill.
    • 10227.
  • Ed Thigpen

    Ceilito Lindo

    Composer: Trad. / Quirino Mendoza y Cortés Performers: Clark Terry, t; Kenny Burrell, g; Herbie Hancock, p; Ron Carter, b; Ed Thigpen, d. 1966.

    • Out of the Storm.
    • Verve.
    • 557100.
  • Ed Thigpen's Action-Re-Action

    Danish Drive

    Composer: Mads Vinding Performers: Palle Mikkelborg, t; Kjell Öhman, p; Mads Vinding, el b; Lennart Åberg, ts; Ed Thigpen, d; Sabu Martinez, cgs; Carlinhos Pandeiro de Ouro, perc. Copenhagen, 1974.

    • The Asmussen / Thigpen Quartet: Resource / Action. Re. Action.
    • Stunt.
    • STUCD 06022 CD 2.
  • Ed Thigpen

    Jamaican Baion

    Composer: Thigpen Performers: Ed Thigpen, d; Tony Purrone, g; Mats Vinding, b. 1991.

    • Mr Taste.
    • Justin Time.
    • 43-2.
  • Berlin Contemporary Jazz Orchestra

    Salz

    Composer: Mengelberg Performers: Benny Bailey, Henry Lowther, Thomas Heberer, Kenny Wheeler, tp; Paul van Kemenade, Felix Wahnschaffe, Gerd Dudek, Walter Gauchel, E.L. Petrowsky, Willem Breuker, reeds; Henning Berg, Hermann Breuer, Hubert Katzenbeier, tb; Utz Zimmermann, btb; Aki Takase, p; Misha Mengelberg, p; Günter Lenz, b; Ed Thigpen, d; Alexander von Schlippenbach, cond. Berlin, May 1989.

    • Berlin Contemporary Jazz Orchestra.
    • ECM.
    • 1409.

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