the world over for his exemplary musicianship, brush artistry and
acclaimed teaching methods, Ed Thigpen is considered by musicians
and critics alike to be one of the finest drummer/percussionists
working with such notables as Dinah Washington, Johnny Hodges’ Band,
Gil Melle, Bud Powell, Toshiko Akiyoshi and the Billy Taylor Trio,
Ed laid the foundation for what has become one of the most enduring
and respected careers in jazz. Ed also played with Oscar Peterson
and Ray Brown in the Oscar Peterson Trio.
Thigpen has performed on almost 700 recordings.