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Jazz: R.I.P. Ed Thigpen

01/14/10 9:00PM By George Thomas

Drummer Ed Thigpen has died and we hear some of his best work with The Oscar Peterson Trio and on a recent release with a Scandinavian ensemble. We also hear three of the best duets in 2009: Erica Lindsay & Sumi Tonooka; Allen Toussaint & Joshua Redman and Dan Dean & Kenny Werner.



The Girl From Ipanema
Artist Name: The Oscar Peterson Trio
Composer: Gimble-Jobim-deMoraes
Soloists: Oscar Peterson-Piano ; Ray Brown-Bass ; Ed Thigpen-Drums
CD/Album: We Get Requests
Record co./Cat #: Verve 810 047-2
Release Year: 1965
Note: R.I.P. Ed Thigpen 2010


Woody 'n' You
Artist Name: Oscar Peterson Trio
Composer: Dizzy Gillespie
Soloists: Oscar Peterson-Piano ; Ray Brown-Bass ; Ed Thigpen-Drums
CD/Album: Jazz Masters 16
Record co./Cat #: Verve 314 516 320-2
Release Year: 1959
Note: R.I.P. Ed Thigpen 2010


Artist Name: Ed Thigpen Scantet
Composer: Ed Thigpen
Soloists: Ed Thigpen-Drums ; Jens Winther-Trumpet ; Thomas Franck-Tenor Sax ; Kasper Villaume-Piano ; Jesper Bodilsen-Bass
CD/Album: # 1
Record co./Cat #: Stunt Records
Release Year: 2003
Note: R.I.P. Ed Thigpen 2010


How Deep Is The Ocean
Artist Name: Whitney James
Composer: Irving Berlin
Soloists: Whitney James-Vocals ; Ingrid Jensen-Trumpet, Flugelhorn ; Matt Clohesy-Bass ; Jon Wikan-Drums
CD/Album: The Nature Of Love
Record co./Cat #: www.whitneyjames.com
Release Year: 2009
Note: New


Time Remembers One Time Once
Artist Name: Greg Reitan
Composer: Denny Zeitlin
Soloists: Greg Reitan-Piano ; Jack Daro-Bass ; Dean Koba-Drums
CD/Album: Antibes
Record co./Cat #: Sunnyside 1238
Release Year: 2009
Note: New


You Leave Me Breathless
Artist Name: Hadley Caliman
Composer: F.K. Hollander
Soloists: Hadley Caliman-Tenor Sax ; Thomas Merriott-Trumpet ; Eric Verlinde-Piano ; Phil Sparks-Bass ; Matt Jorgensen-Drums
CD/Album: Straight Ahead
Record co./Cat #: Origin Records 82551
Release Year: 2010
Note: New


Do It Again
Artist Name: Annie Sellick
Composer: Gershwin
Soloists: Annie Sellick-Vocals ; Gerald Clayton-Piano ; Dan Lutz-Bass ; Kevin Kanner-Drums
CD/Album: Street Of Dreams
Record co./Cat #: Chalice Music 20622
Release Year: 2009
Note: New


Dance With La Diablesse
Artist Name: Etienne Charles
Composer: Etienne Charles
Soloists: Etienne Charles-Trumpet ; Jacques Schwarz-Bart-Tenor Sax ; Milan Milanovic-Piano ; Luques Curtis-Bass ; Obed Calvaire-Drums
CD/Album: Folklore
Record co./Cat #: www.etiennecharles.com
Release Year: 2009
Note: New


Day Dream
Artist Name: Allen Toussaint
Composer: Ellington & Strayhorn
Soloists: Allen Toussaint-Piano, Vocals ; Joshua Redman-Tenor Sax
CD/Album: The Bright Mississippi
Record co./Cat #: Nonesuch 480380-2
Release Year: 2009
Note: New


Howard's F# Blues
Artist Name: Howard Levy
Composer: Howard Levy
Soloists: Howard Levy-Harmonica, Piano ; Larry Gray-Bass ; Ernie Adams-Drums
CD/Album: Tonight And Tomorrow
Record co./Cat #: Chicago Sessions 01V09
Release Year: 2009
Note: New


Artist Name: Vijay Iyer Trio
Composer: Leonard Bernstein-Stephen Soundheim
Soloists: Vijay Iyer-Piano ; Stephane Crump-Bass ; Marcus Gilmore-Drums
CD/Album: Historicity
Record co./Cat #: ACT Music 9489-2
Release Year: 2009
Note: New


Dolphin Dance
Artist Name: Dan Dean
Composer: Herbie Hancock
Soloists: Dan Dean-Bass ; Kenny Werner-Piano
CD/Album: 2 5 1
Record co./Cat #: Origin Records 82552
Release Year: 2010
Note: New


Mingus Mood
Artist Name: Erica Lindsay & Sumi Tonooka
Composer: Sumi Tonooka
Soloists: Erica Lindsay-Tenor Sax ; Sumi Tonooka-Piano
CD/Album: Initiation
Record co./Cat #: ARC 2000
Release Year: 2009
Note: New


Artist Name: Steve Kuhn Trio w/ Joe Lovano
Composer: John Coltrane
Soloists: Steve Kuhn-Piano ; Joe Lovano-Tarogato
CD/Album: Mostly Coltrane
Record co./Cat #: ECM 2099
Release Year: 2009
Note: New


Low Down
Artist Name: Graham Dechter
Composer: Thad Jones
Soloists: Graham Dechter-Guitar ; Tamir Hendelman-Piano
CD/Album: Right On Time
Record co./Cat #: Capri Records 74096-2
Release Year: 2009
Note: New


Song For Alice
Artist Name: Bruce Sklar Trio
Soloists: Bruce Sklar-Piano ; John Rivers-Bass ; Gabe Jarrett-Drums
CD/Album: Three Days In August
Record co./Cat #: self-produced
Release Year: 2009
Note: New
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