Ed Thigpen

Ed Thigpen

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Edmund Leonard "Ed" Thigpen was an American jazz drummer, best-known for his work with the Oscar Peterson trio from 1959 to 1965. Thigpen also performed with the Billy Taylor trio from 1956 to 1959. 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 1940sshow more

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  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 150g
  • Lect Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134936723
  • 9786134936729