Ed Thigpen Discography

1966 (age 36)

Ed Thigpen Quintet

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")Verve V/V6-8663
100088Little Brotherunissued
100089Out Of The StormVerve V/V6-8663
* Verve V/V6-8663   Ed Thigpen - Out Of The Storm

Ed Thigpen Quintet

Clark Terry, trumpet #1-3; Herbie Hancock, piano #2-4; Kenny Burrell, guitar; Ron Carter, bass; Ed Thigpen, drums.
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, April 19, 1966
1. 100090HeritageVerve V/V6-8663
2. 100091Cielito Lindo-
3. 100092Maiden Voyageunissued
4. 100093Struttin' With Some BarbecueVerve V/V6-8663
* Verve V/V6-8663   Ed Thigpen - Out Of The Storm

Ed Thigpen Quintet

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 MouthVerve V/V6-8663
100095Gingerbread Boyunissued
100096Cloud Break (Up Blues)Verve V/V6-8663
100116Bring It On Home To Meunissued
* Verve V/V6-8663   Ed Thigpen - Out Of The Storm

1973 (age 43)

The Asmussen Thigpen Quartet

Svend Asmussen, violin; Kjell Ohmann, organ; Mads Vinding, electric bass; Ed Thigpen, drums, vibes.
"Jazzhus Montmartre", Copenhagen, Denmark, June 12-16, 1973
St. Louis BluesSonet (D) SLP-2551
Delsbo Waltz-
Resource-
The Spirit Feel-
Tuxedo Junction-
* Sonet (D) SLP-2551   The Asmussen Thigpen Quartet - Resource

1974

Ed Thigpen's Action-Re-Action

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 WhoSonet (Swd) SLP-2558
Danish Drive-
Action-Re-Action: Illusions / Adventures Of A Duck With Friends / Action-Re-Action-
* Sonet (Swd) SLP-2558   Ed Thigpen's Action-Re-Action

1989 (age 59)

Ed Thigpen's Young Men & Olds

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 FaceAlfa Jazz (J) 18R2-37
Night And Day-
Here's To You, Diz-
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.
Strike Up The BandAlfa Jazz (J) 29R2-41
Yesterdays-
Summertime-
Night And Day-
Scramble-
Shufflin' Long-
Oh My Gosh-
Dark Before The Dawn-
I Should Care-
* Alfa Jazz (J) 29R2-41   Ed Thigpen's Young Men & Olds - B'Way
= Timeless (Du) CD SJP 330   Ed Thigpen - Young Men & Olds
* Alfa Jazz (J) 18R2-37   Ed Thigpen's Young Men & Olds - Face To Face

Ed Thigpen Quartet

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

1991 (age 61)

The Ed Thigpen Trio

Tony Purrone, guitar; Mads Vinding, bass; Ed Thigpen, drums.
Focus Recording Studio, Copenhagen, Denmark, April 11 & July 18 & 19, 1991
Ginger Bread BoyJustin Time (Canadian) JUST 43
Sometime Ago-
Denise-
Dewey Square-
A Child Is Born-
Invitation-
You Name It-
Ballad-
Jamaican Baion-
E.T.P.-
Round Midnight-
Tony's Blues-
* Justin Time (Canadian) JUST 43   The Ed Thigpen Trio - Mr. Taste

1996

Trio Supreme

Monty Alexander, piano; Ron Carter, bass; Ed Thigpen, drums.
NYC, April, 1996
CaravanMeldac Jazz (J) MECJ-30016
Autumn Leaves-
The Masquerade Is Over-
Da Riddim Man (The Rhythm Man)-
Nocturne-
Who Cares?-
Genteel Love-
Satin Doll-
Feel Like Making Love-
* Meldac Jazz (J) MECJ-30016   Trio Supreme - Masquerade Is Over

1997

Ed Thigpen-Trio Supreme

Monty Alexander, piano; Christian McBride, bass; Ed Thigpen, drums.
Sound On Sound, NYC, May 14 & 15, 1997
El CunbancheroMeldac Jazz (J) MECJ-30109
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-
* Meldac Jazz (J) MECJ-30109   Ed Thigpen-Trio Supreme - Three Impacts

1998

Ed Thigpen Rhythm Features

Carsten Dahl, piano; Jesper Bodilsen, bass; Ed Thigpen, drums.
"Copenhagen Jazz House", Copenhagen, Denmark, May 13 & 14, 1998
Lady BirdStunt (D) STUCD 19816
Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise-
Meaning-
Cosmic Voyage-
Shufflin' Long-
Ed's Hat-
Body And Soul-
Gule Blomster-
Cloud Break-
* Stunt (D) STUCD 19816   Ed Thigpen Rhythm Features - It's Entertainment!

Ed Thigpen's Trio Supreme

Benny Green, piano; Christian McBride, bass; Ed Thigpen, drums.
NYC, September 5 & 6, 1998
Satin DollM&I (J) MYCJ-30009
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-
* M&I (J) MYCJ-30009   Ed Thigpen's Trio Supreme - A Time For Love

2001 (age 71)

Ed Thigpen Rhythm Features With Joe Lovano

Carsten Dahl, piano; Jesper Bodilsen, bass; Ed Thigpen, drums; with Joe Lovano, tenor sax.
"Copenhagen Jazz House", Copenhagen, Denmark, October 1 & 2, 2001
Sweet MamaSundance (D) STUCD 01222
ETP-
Hello Joe-
Emperor Jones-
Lonnie's Lament-
Chelsea Bridge-
Impressionistic-
Like Blues-
Street Freak-
* Sundance (D) STUCD 01222   Ed Thigpen Rhythm Features - The Element Of Swing

2002

The Ed Thigpen Trio / Ed Thigpen Rhythm Features

Carsten Dahl, piano; Jesper Bodilsen, bass; Ed Thigpen, drums.
"Copenhagen Jazz Festival", Glassalen, Tivoli, Copenhagen, Denmark, July 14, 2002
Funk DumplinStunt (D) STUCD 10092
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-
* Stunt (D) STUCD 10092   The Ed Thigpen Trio - Live At Tivoli, Copenhagen - You And The Night And The Music & Ed Thigpen - Master Of Time, Rhythm And Taste

2003

Ed Thigpen Scantet

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 OutStunt (D) STUCD 04012
Wannabe-
Thaddeus-
In A Sentimental Mood-
It Might As Well Be Spring-
Denise-
Is That So-
Reets And I-
Bombay-
Fast Train-
* Stunt (D) STUCD 04012   Ed Thigpen Scantet #1

Others

Ed Thigpen - Master Of Time, Rhythm And Taste

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 MamaStunt (D) STUCD 10092
Like Blues-
Blues For H.P.-
Fast Train-
Shuffle Along-
Message From Bud-
Interviews-
MM-
* Stunt (D) STUCD 10092   The Ed Thigpen Trio - Live At Tivoli, Copenhagen - You And The Night And The Music & Ed Thigpen - Master Of Time, Rhythm And Taste