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Ed Thigpen

dr, 1930-2010 US, Chicago
Musician of Jazz
A.k.a. Edmund Leonard Thigpen

Born: 28th December 1930 Chicago, Illinois, USA Died: 13th January 2010 Copenhagen, Denmark (aged 79) American jazz drummer and son of Ben Thigpen. Worked with Ella Fitzgerald, Oscar Peterson, Cootie Williams, Bud Powell, Lennie Tristano, Dinah Washington, and Johnny Hodges, among others.

  • Drums
  • Bass
  • Marimba
  • Jazz
  • Blues
  • World
Popular Tracks   
Happy-Go-Lucky Local on Jazz Number 1's by Various Artists
In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning on Milestones of a Jazz Legend - Ben Webster, Vol. 2 by Ben Webster
Sunday on Milestones of a Jazz Legend - Ben Webster, Vol. 2 by Ben Webster
When Your Lover Has Gone on Milestones of a Jazz Legend - Ben Webster, Vol. 2 by Ben Webster
How deep Is the ocean? on Milestones of a Jazz Legend - Ben Webster, Vol. 2 by Ben Webster
Bye Bye Blackbird on Milestones of a Jazz Legend - Ben Webster, Vol. 2 by Ben Webster
The Touch of Your Lips on Milestones of a Jazz Legend - Ben Webster, Vol. 2 by Ben Webster
Cloud Break (Up Blues) on Out Of The Storm by Ed Thigpen
This Can't Be Love: The Boys from Syracuse: This Can't Be Love on Milestones of a Jazz Legend - Ben Webster, Vol. 2 by Ben Webster
Rosetta on Live In Copenhagen 1980 by Dorothy Donegan, Ed Thigpen & Mads Vinding

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
Konzerthaus Vienna 4/22/59Jazz At The Philharmonic, Ella Fitzgerald, The Oscar Peterson Trio, Stan Getz Quartet, Roy Eldridge, Ed Thigpen, Lou Levy2014Album
Live In Amsterdam 1960The Oscar Peterson Trio With Ray Brown & Ed Thigpen2012Album
SoundIndianerne Feat. Ed Thigpen2011Album
1961, Cologne Gürzenich Concert HallThe Oscar Peterson Trio With Ray Brown & Ed Thigpen2011Album
Tribute To Night TrainCarsten Dahl, Jesper Bodilsen, Ed Thigpen2007Album
London Concert 1964The Oscar Peterson Trio With Ray Brown & Ed Thigpen2006Album
Ed Thigpen In Copenhagen 1973-74Ed Thigpen2006Compil.
The Final ConcertsOscar Peterson, Ray Brown, Ed Thigpen2005Album
Live At Birdland NeuburgClaus Raible, Ed Thigpen, Martin Zenker2004Album
Relaxin' With HoraceHorace Parlan, Jesper Lundgaard, Ed Thigpen2004Album
Silent HeartsEric Watson, Mark Dresser, Ed Thigpen2001Album
Full Metal QuartetEric Watson, Ed Thigpen, Mark Dresser, Bennie Wallace2000Album
1959The Oscar Peterson Trio With Ray Brown & Ed Thigpen1994Album
A Class ActOliver Jones Featuring Ed Thigpen And Steve Wallace1991Album
Young Men & OldsEd Thigpen1990Album
Cats GrooveJack van Poll, Red Mitchell, Ed Thigpen1988Album
LiveGustav Csik Trio Featuring Jimmy Woode, Ed Thigpen1986Album
Percussion SummitJohn Purcell / Urszula Dudziak / Smt. R. A. Ramamani / Johnny Dyani / Okay Temiz / Freddie Santiago / T. A. S. Mani / Ed Thigpen / R. A. Rajagopal / Günter Sommer / T. N. Shashikumar / Joe Koinzer1984Album
Put On A Happy Face Oscar Peterson Trio: Put On A Happy FaceOscar Peterson, Ray Brown, Ed Thigpen1982Album
Dorothy Donegan LiveDorothy Donegan Feat. Jimmy Woode, Ed Thigpen1981Album
Prize/WinnersSvend Asmussen, Kenny Drew, Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen, Ed Thigpen1978Album
Drum Role Volume 2Charlie Persip / Gene Krupa / Louis Bellson / Buddy Rich / Ed Thigpen1972Compil.
The Intimate Valente / The Song's Been Sung / Double Shot / Soul Mates / Out Of The StormCaterina Valente / Tony Terran / The Mariachi Brass / Dizzy Gillespie And Roy Eldridge / Ed Thigpen1968Album
Out Of The StormEd Thigpen1966Album
The Sound Of The TrioOscar Peterson, Ray Brown, Ed Thigpen1961Album
Jazz For PlayboysFrank Wess, Kenny Burrell, Joe Newman, Freddie Green, Eddie Jones, Ed Thigpen, Gus Johnson1957Album
Organic SoundRieber Hovde, Howard Roberts, Ed ThigpenAlbum
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