28 May 2007
ED THIGPEN'S ACTION.RE.ACTION
More hard fusion from Denmark this time in the shape of the great US drummer Ed Thigpen with his Danish Action.re.action group comprising of Palle Mikkleborg:Trumpet;Kjell Ohman:Electric and Acoustic Piano;Mads Vinding:Bass;Lennart Aberg:Saxes and Flute;Carlinhos Pandeiro de Ouro:Percussion and the mighty Sabu on congas.
Recorded in 1974 for Sonet Grammofon (released in the US on GNP Crescendo) this hits a heavy,choppy groove from the start with Ed's swinging rhythmic approach moving from break beat driven funk -check the monstrous "Danish Drive"with its killer bass line and congas to the experimental and abstract "Adventures Of A Duck With Friends".
This has been reissued on cd coupled with another of his Danish lps as " Ed Thigpen in Copenhagen".This rip is from the original European vinyl pressing @320 and comes with the OIR Highly Recommended seal of approval!!!
Check out Ed Thigpen's My Space here-it's well worth further investigation