ED THIGPEN

Hard Bop / Fusion • United States
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Born in Chicago, Illinois, Thigpen was raised in Los Angeles, California and attended Thomas Jefferson High School, which was also attended by Art Farmer, Dexter Gordon and Chico Hamilton. After majoring in sociology at Los Angeles City College, Thigpen returned to East St. Louis for one year to pursue music while living with his father who had been playing with Andy Kirk’s Clouds of Joy. His father Ben Thigpen was a drummer who played with Andy Kirk for sixteen years during the 1930s and 1940s. Thigpen first worked professionally in New York City with the Cootie Williams orchestra from 1951 to 1952 at the Savoy Ballroom. During this time he played with musicians such as Dinah Washington, Gil Melle, Oscar Pettiford, Eddie Vinson, Paul Quinichette, Ernie Wilkins, Charlie Rouse, Lennie Tristano, Jutta Hipp, Johnny Hodges, Dorothy Ashby, Bud Powell, and Billy Taylor. In 1959 he replaced guitarist Herb Ellis in the Oscar read more...
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ED THIGPEN Out Of The Storm album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Out Of The Storm
Hard Bop 1966
ED THIGPEN Be Our Guest album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Be Our Guest
Hard Bop 1966
ED THIGPEN Ed Thigpen's Action-re-action album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ed Thigpen's Action-re-action
Fusion 1974
ED THIGPEN Young Man & Olds album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Young Man & Olds
Hard Bop 1989
ED THIGPEN Mr. Taste album cover 2.50 | 1 ratings
Mr. Taste
Hard Bop 1991
ED THIGPEN Element Of Swing (with Joe Lovano) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Element Of Swing (with Joe Lovano)
Hard Bop 2002
ED THIGPEN Scantet #1 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Scantet #1
Hard Bop 2004

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ED THIGPEN It's Entertainment album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
It's Entertainment
Hard Bop 1998
ED THIGPEN Master Of Time, Rhythm & Taste album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Master Of Time, Rhythm & Taste
Hard Bop 2011

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ED THIGPEN Ed Thigpen In Copenhagen 1973-74 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ed Thigpen In Copenhagen 1973-74
Hard Bop 2006

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