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Thursday, January 14, 2010

Goodbye Ed Thigpen.

The sad news has just come through that Ed Thigpen, for many years drummer with the Oscar Peterson Trio, died on Jan 13 in Copenhagen.
I think Ed was possibly Oscar's first regular trio drummer - prior to this he usually worked with bass and guitar.
I remember seeing them several times at Newcastle City Hall and Ed was perhaps the perfect small group drummer - never overpowering but always there to go wherever Peterson's improvisations took him (and vice versa). I also heard him with Ella.
Ed died age 79.
RIP.
Lance.

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