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Ed Thigpen


Receipient of the 2002 IAJE (International Association for Jazz Education) HUMANITARIAN AWARD, the IFPI (International Federation of Phonagraph Industry) 2002 Danish Jazz Awards and also Inducted into The PAS (Percussive Arts Society) HALL OF FAME. World-renown for his exemplary musicianship, his artistry with wire brushes, and his highly effective teaching methods, Ed Thigpen is admired by musicians and critics alike as one of the finest performer/educators in jazz. Born in Chicago December 28, 1930, Edmund Thigpen grew up in Los Angeles where he atteneded Thomas Jefferson High School, whose alumni include artists such as Dexter Gorden, Chico Hamilton and Art Farmer, There he got his practical experience in the schools swing band under the guidance of the revered teacher Samuel Browne


Article: Play This!

Jutta Hipp: Remembering Blue Note's Trailblazer

Read "Jutta Hipp: Remembering Blue Note's Trailblazer" reviewed by Ian Patterson

"She's a great pianist. She's better than Toshiko [Akiyoshi], incidentally. You've heard of Jutta Hipp?" So opined Charles Mingus in Thomas Reichman's documentary film Mingus: Charlie Mingus 1968. Mingus was speaking about German- born pianist Jutta Hipp (1925-2003), who, in 1956, became the first woman to sign for Blue Note Records. For ...


Article: Album Review

اسم  [ism]: Maua

Read "Maua" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic

Where would the world be without the clang and the clamor of sensory heightened free-jazz blowing purposeful and wild throughout the realm and surrounding tenements? This is an unsung understanding understood by fellow wayfarers, handed down by the elders and experienced by all who listen. Pianist Pat Thomas understands all this and reassures you ...


Article: Album Review

Ray Gallon: Grand Company

Read "Grand Company" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Score one for truth in advertising. New York City-based pianist Ray Gallon is definitely in Grand Company on his first recording as the leader of a trio, ably chaperoned every step of the way by bassist Ron Carter and drummer Lewis Nash who are quite simply two of the best in the business (Hall of Fame ...


Article: Album Review

Oscar Peterson: Con Alma

Read "Con Alma" reviewed by Chris May

To borrow Duke Ellington's description of Louis Armstrong, Oscar Peterson was born poor, died rich and never hurt anyone along the way. He also brought joy to untold numbers of people. But, truth to tell, his style was the twentieth-century equivalent of modern day AI-produced generative music. Sit Peterson down at a piano, progamme him (as ...


With Strings Attached, 1957-1965

Label: New Land Records
Released: 2023
Track listing:

The Jazz Harpist

Thou Swell; Stella by Starlight; Dancing on the Ceiling; Aeolian Groove; Quietude; Spicy; Lamentation.

Hip Harp

Pawky; Moonlight in Vermont; Back Talk; Dancing in the Dark; Charmaine; Jollity; There's a Small Hotel.

In a Minor Groove

Rascallity; You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To; It's a Minor Thing; Yesterdays; Bohemia After Dark; Taboo; Autumn in Rome; Alone Together.

Soft Winds: The Swinging Harp of Dorothy Ashby

Soft Winds; Wild as the Wind; The Man I Love; My Ship; Love Is Here to Stay; I've Never Been in Love Before; With Strings Attached; Laura; The Guns of Navarone; Misty; The Gypsy in My Soul.

Dorothy Ashby

Lonely Melody; Secret Love; Gloomy Sunday; Satin Doll; John R.; Li'l Darlin'; Booze; Django; You Stepped Out of a Dream; Stranger in Paradise.

The Fantastic Jazz Harp of Dorothy Ashby

Flighty; Essence of Sapphire; Why Did You Leave Me; I Will Follow You; What Am I Here For; House of the Rising Sun; Invitation; Nabu Corfa; Feeling Good; Dodi Li.


Con Alma

Label: Mack Avenue Records
Released: 2023
Track listing: Waltz for Debby; My One and Only Love; Blues for My Landlady; Con Alma; I Could Write a Book; It Ain't Necessarily So.


Article: Interview

Eleonora Strino: Leading The Way

Read "Eleonora Strino: Leading The Way" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Any young person who dreams of becoming a jazz musician surely imagines the romance of a bohemian life spent traveling the world, playing to appreciative audiences. But it is not an easy career path. It requires complete dedication and many years of study and practice. The economics are hardly enticing either. And life on the road, ...


Article: Journey into Jazz

Record Store Day Black Friday 2023: Jazz Releases

Read "Record Store Day Black Friday 2023: Jazz Releases" reviewed by Kyle Simpler

For many, Black Friday conjures up images of massive crowds battling each other to get their hands on marked down gift items at huge department stores. For record collectors, though, the scene is much less dramatic because Black Friday is one of two yearly Record Store Day drops. This is where limited run albums hit the ...


Article: Album Review

The Oscar Peterson Trio: Con Alma: The Oscar Peterson Trio Live in Lugano, 1964

Read "Con Alma: The Oscar Peterson Trio Live in Lugano, 1964" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic

Was there ever a more generous player than Oscar Peterson? A man who, by simply doing the thing he most loved and thrilled to do, which was make people feel better way down deep in their bones, sat at his piano and made the world grateful? Rekindled that spark--of imagination, of potential, of better--just by running ...


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