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Old 04-16-2007, 03:07 PM
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Ahh the great Ed Thigpen with one of the greatest trio's for all time. The Oscar Peterson trio was one of the most downright swingin' groups ever!
Ed Thigpen, like Fournier who we had been talking about a little in his thread, was such a brilliant brush player. He would create simple brush patterns that would just swing from here to ... wherever!
I read a great interview with him chatting about his old days back in the trio and how he and Ray Brown after each gig would go and rehearse from when they finished (maybe 2 or so I think it was) until sunrise most nights. That is some serious rehearsal. They would of had an amazing connection, through hard work as much as instinctual. They would of been damn tired to!
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