Ed Thigpen Catalog

1966 (age 36)

Ed Thigpen - Out Of The Storm  (Verve V/V6-8663)

Clark Terry, trumpet; Herbie Hancock, piano; Kenny Burrell, guitar; Ron Carter, bass; Ed Thigpen, drums.
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, April 18, 1966
100087Harper (From "Harper")
100089Out Of The Storm
Clark Terry, trumpet #1,2; Herbie Hancock, piano #2,3; Kenny Burrell, guitar; Ron Carter, bass; Ed Thigpen, drums.
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, April 19, 1966
1. 100090Heritage
2. 100091Cielito Lindo
3. 100093Struttin' With Some Barbecue
Clark Terry, trumpet; Herbie Hancock, piano; Kenny Burrell, guitar; Ron Carter, bass; Ed Thigpen, drums.
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, April 20, 1966
100094Elbow And Mouth
100096Cloud Break (Up Blues)

1973 (age 43)

The Asmussen Thigpen Quartet - Resource  (Sonet (D) SLP-2551)

Svend Asmussen, violin; Kjell Ohmann, organ; Mads Vinding, electric bass; Ed Thigpen, drums, vibes.
"Jazzhus Montmartre", Copenhagen, Denmark, June 12-16, 1973
St. Louis Blues
Delsbo Waltz
Resource
The Spirit Feel
Tuxedo Junction

1974

Ed Thigpen's Action-Re-Action  (Sonet (Swd) SLP-2558)

Palle Mikkelborg, trumpet; Lennart Aberg, soprano, tenor sax, flute; Kjell Ohman, electric piano, piano; Mads Vinding, electric bass; Ed Thigpen, drums, vibes; Sabu Martinez, congas; Carlinhos Pandiero De Ouro, percussion.
Metronome Studio, Copenhagen, Denmark, spring 1974
House Of Poets: Le Matin / Le Soir / Who's Kidding Who
Danish Drive
Action-Re-Action: Illusions / Adventures Of A Duck With Friends / Action-Re-Action

1989 (age 59)

Ed Thigpen's Young Men & Olds - Face To Face  (Alfa Jazz (J) 18R2-37)

Terence Blanchard, trumpet; Bill Easley, alto sax; Branford Marsalis, tenor, soprano sax; Sir Roland Hanna, piano; Rufus Reid, bass; Ed Thigpen, drums; Bobby Thomas Jr., hand drums.
RCA Studio A, NYC, March 20 & 21, 1989
Face To Face
Night And Day
Here's To You, Diz

Ed Thigpen's Young Men & Olds - B'Way  (Alfa Jazz (J) 29R2-41)

Terence Blanchard, trumpet; Bill Easley, alto sax; Branford Marsalis, tenor, soprano sax; Ronnie Mathews or Sir Roland Hanna, piano; Rufus Reid, bass; Ed Thigpen, drums; Bobby Thomas Jr., hand drums.
RCA Studio A, NYC, March 20 & 21, 1989
Strike Up The Band
Yesterdays
Summertime
Night And Day
Scramble
Shufflin' Long
Oh My Gosh
Dark Before The Dawn
I Should Care
** also issued on Timeless (Du) CD SJP 330 entitled "Young Men & Olds".

Ed Thigpen - Easy Flight  (Stunt (D) STUCD 19912)

Johnny O'Neal, piano; Tony Purrone, guitar; Marlene Rosenberg, bass; Ed Thigpen, drums.
Universal Recording, Chicago, IL, November 13, 14 & 15, 1989 & January 28, 1990
I Hear A Rhapsody
Tropical Breeze
Strollin'
That Old Black Magic
Chelsea Bridge
Gee Baby, Ain't I Good To You
Easy Flight
Prelude To A Kiss
The Way You Look Tonight
Make Someone Happy
Freedom Jazzdance

1991 (age 61)

The Ed Thigpen Trio - Mr. Taste  (Justin Time (Canadian) JUST 43)

Tony Purrone, guitar; Mads Vinding, bass; Ed Thigpen, drums.
Focus Recording Studio, Copenhagen, Denmark, April 11 & July 18 & 19, 1991
Ginger Bread Boy
Sometime Ago
Denise
Dewey Square
A Child Is Born
Invitation
You Name It
Ballad
Jamaican Baion
E.T.P.
Round Midnight
Tony's Blues

1996

Trio Supreme - Masquerade Is Over  (Meldac Jazz (J) MECJ-30016)

Monty Alexander, piano; Ron Carter, bass; Ed Thigpen, drums.
NYC, April, 1996
Caravan
Autumn Leaves
The Masquerade Is Over
Da Riddim Man (The Rhythm Man)
Nocturne
Who Cares?
Genteel Love
Satin Doll
Feel Like Making Love

1997

Ed Thigpen-Trio Supreme - Three Impacts  (Meldac Jazz (J) MECJ-30109)

Monty Alexander, piano; Christian McBride, bass; Ed Thigpen, drums.
Sound On Sound, NYC, May 14 & 15, 1997
El Cunbanchero
Django
Renewal
The Days Of Wine & Roses
When I Grow Too Old To Dream
Limehouse Blues
Mongo Tango
Where Or When
Blues In The Basement
Isn't She Lovely

1998

Ed Thigpen Rhythm Features - It's Entertainment!  (Stunt (D) STUCD 19816)

Carsten Dahl, piano; Jesper Bodilsen, bass; Ed Thigpen, drums.
"Copenhagen Jazz House", Copenhagen, Denmark, May 13 & 14, 1998
Lady Bird
Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise
Meaning
Cosmic Voyage
Shufflin' Long
Ed's Hat
Body And Soul
Gule Blomster
Cloud Break

Ed Thigpen's Trio Supreme - A Time For Love  (M&I (J) MYCJ-30009)

Benny Green, piano; Christian McBride, bass; Ed Thigpen, drums.
NYC, September 5 & 6, 1998
Satin Doll
A Time For Love
Express Run
Stolen Moments
Sophisticated Lady
Funny Things You Do
Drop Me Off In Harlem
Sitting On The Cloud
You Are My Melody
Shake It Out
Sweet Mama

2001 (age 71)

Ed Thigpen Rhythm Features - The Element Of Swing  (Sundance (D) STUCD 01222)

Carsten Dahl, piano; Jesper Bodilsen, bass; Ed Thigpen, drums; with Joe Lovano, tenor sax.
"Copenhagen Jazz House", Copenhagen, Denmark, October 1 & 2, 2001
Sweet Mama
ETP
Hello Joe
Emperor Jones
Lonnie's Lament
Chelsea Bridge
Impressionistic
Like Blues
Street Freak

2002

The Ed Thigpen Trio - Live At Tivoli, Copenhagen - You And The Night And The Music & Ed Thigpen - Master Of Time, Rhythm And Taste  (Stunt (D) STUCD 10092)

Carsten Dahl, piano; Jesper Bodilsen, bass; Ed Thigpen, drums.
"Copenhagen Jazz Festival", Glassalen, Tivoli, Copenhagen, Denmark, July 14, 2002
Funk Dumplin
You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To
Down With It
Meaning
Shuffle Along
Well You Needn't
You And The Night And The Music
Ed Thigpen Rhythm Features: Carsten Dahl, piano; Jesper Bodilsen, bass; Ed Thigpen, drums; + Ed Thigpen Scantet: Jens Winther, trumpet; Thomas Franck, tenor sax; Kasper Villaume, piano; Jesper Bodilsen, bass; Ed Thigpen, drums; + Horace Parlan, piano.
Denmark?, unknown date
Sweet Mama
Like Blues
Blues For H.P.
Fast Train
Shuffle Along
Message From Bud
Interviews
MM

2003

Ed Thigpen Scantet #1  (Stunt (D) STUCD 04012)

Jens Winther, trumpet; Thomas Franck, tenor sax; Kasper Villaume, piano; Jesper Bodilsen, bass; Ed Thigpen, drums.
Sun Studio, Copenhagen, Denmark, August 19-21, 2003
Shake It Out
Wannabe
Thaddeus
In A Sentimental Mood
It Might As Well Be Spring
Denise
Is That So
Reets And I
Bombay
Fast Train