Biography of jazz drummer Ed Thigpen (1930-2010) @Encyclopaedia Britannica

Ed Thigpen, (Edmund Leonard Thigpen), American jazz musician (born Dec. 28, 1930, Chicago, Ill.—died Jan. 13, 2010, Copenhagen, Den.), played drums with intense swing yet with a discretion and sensitivity that made him a favourite accompanist of singers and member of small groups. Thigpen, the son of veteran big-band drummer Ben Thigpen, played in bop and swing-styled combos in the

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