As I've mentioned before, the Oscar Peterson trio stuff with Mr. Thigpen, as great as it is, really doesn't show a lot of what he can do. The trio really doesn't represent what a fiery, swinging presence Ed Thigpen was. This video along with the live big band recording with Oliver Nelson are a great place to check out this more aggressive side of "Mr. Taste". :)
Thursday, May 13, 2021
The revenge of Mr. Taste!
Here's some GREAT footage of Ed Thigpen playing with an all-star pickup band for a TV series in 1958.
Posted by Ted Warren at 6:19 AM
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