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by Wayne Zade
In 1966, the superb drummer Ed Thigpen ("Mr. Taste") stepped out of his role as percussionist of the cohesive and long-lived Oscar Peterson trio to record an album under his own name for Verve, Out of the Storm, a nearly forgotten classic now. Thigpen brought in the youthful Herbie Hancock and the more seasoned Ron Carter and Kenny Burrell to play on the date, a series of linked pieces in the form of a suite.
In 1996, the brilliant young ...read more