Tag Archives: Ed Thigpen

Ed Thigpen Plays ‘Chicago’ Live 1961

SKF NOTE: Many thanks to Wladi Plus for posting this clip of one of the great jazz trios, and certainly, the greatest of many great Oscar Peterson Trios. This 1961 clip is a lesson in how well Peterson, Ray Brown … Continue reading

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Ed Thigpen Endorsement Letter (198?)

SKF NOTE: This is Ed Thigpen’s statement for his Who Reads Modern Drummer? ad. The background story on that ad series is here. The signature on this page is Ed Thigpen’s. The editing/proofreaders marks, and the twice underlined handwritten Save, … Continue reading

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Magnificent Ed Thigpen Live (1960)

SKF NOTE: Now and then I find online wonderful music at a great price. Such is the case with the Oscar Peterson Trio’s Live at CBC Studios 1960. Once upon a time I listened to this group as often as … Continue reading

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Ed Thigpen’s Photo Worth 1,000 Words

SKF NOTE: My introduction to Ed Thigpen was the Oscar Peterson Trio’s Affinity album. This Ludwig drum ad was a favorite too. Pre-internet, it was the best view I had of the drum setup Ed Thigpen used to make his … Continue reading

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Ed Thigpen Blindfold Test 1959

SKF NOTE: Interesting comments from one of the great drummers, Ed Thigpen, on Art Blakey, Max Roach, Philly Joe Jones, Buddy Rich and others. This article is from the 10/29/1959 Down Beat.

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