artist Ed Thigpen

Renowned the world over for his exemplary musicianship, brush artistry and acclaimed teaching methods, Ed Thigpen is considered by musicians and critics alike to be one of the finest drummer/percussionists in jazz.

While working with such notables as Dinah Washington, Johnny Hodges’ Band, Gil Melle, Bud Powell, Toshiko Akiyoshi and the Billy Taylor Trio, Ed laid the foundation for what has become one of the most enduring and respected careers in jazz.  Ed also played with Oscar Peterson and Ray Brown in the Oscar Peterson Trio.

Ed Thigpen has performed on almost 700 recordings.

Selected Discography

Out of the Storm  -  Ed Thigpen
Action-Reaction  -  Ed Thigpen
Young Men and Old  -  Ed Thigpen
Mr. Taste  -  Ed Thigpen
West Side Story  -  Oscar Peterson Trio
With Milt Jackson  -  Oscar Peterson Trio
With Nelson Riddle  -  Oscar Peterson Trio
Live From Marty’s on the Hill  -  Oliver nelson
Summer Serenade  -  Benny Carter
Blues for Harvey  -  Johnny Griffin
Eclipse  -  Thad Jones Orchestra
The Lullaby  -  Kenny Drew Trio
Moonlit Desert  -  Kenny Drew Trio

In addition, Ed has recorded with Toshiko Akiyoshi, Ella Fitzgerald, Toots Thielemans, Teddy Wilson, Dexter Gordon, Kai Winking, Lionel Hampton and Sarah Vaughn, among many others


Ed Thigpen Taking Drums
Rhythm Brought to Life
The Sound of Brushes
Be Our Guest (with Ray Brown)
The Essence of Brushes (video)