Interworld Music is truly honored to present this extraordinary DVD by Ed Thigpen, who is universally acknowledged as the master of jazz brushes. Every minute of Thigpen's video is filled with inspiring instruction and performances. As a special bonus, Ed plays several pieces with an all-star jazz trio featuring the legendary bassist Ron Carter and guitarist Tony Purrone. The trio performances incorporate concepts and techniques from Ed's instructional presentations and cover a wide range of music styles. The performances include a wonderful jazz waltz, a delightful Latin/Brazilian-influenced piece, and a truly swinging blues. Ed has the wonderful ability to make the viewer feel as if he were a long-time teacher or friend who is openly sharing his great knowledge, talent, and experiences. He explains and demonstrates the essential strokes and sounds of the brushes and their applications to different rhythmic patterns and musical forms. Also, he uses a variety of brushes to present many traditional and innovative techniques. This is an amazing DVD from a great teacher and musician - the one and only Ed Thigpen.