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Ted Curson

tr, *1935 US, Philadelphia
Musician of Jazz
A.k.a. Theodore Curson

Theodore "Ted" Curson (June 3, 1935 – November 4, 2012) was an American jazz trumpeter. He is perhaps best known for recording and performing with Charles Mingus.Curson was born in Philadelphia. He became interested in playing trumpet after watching a newspaper salesman play a silver trumpet. Curson's father, however, preferred that his son should become an alto saxophone player like Louis Jordan. Finally, when Ted was 10 years old, he received his first trumpet.Curson died on November 4, 2012 in Montclair.

  • Trumpet
  • Flugelhorn
  • Cornet
  • Piccolo
  • Jazz
  • Classical
Popular Tracks   
Tears For Dolphy on Tears For Dolphy by Ted Curson
Lock 'Em Up on Charles Mingus and the Newport Rebels by Charles Mingus
Bugs on Charles Mingus and the Newport Rebels by Charles Mingus
Re-Incarnation of a Love Bird on Charles Mingus and the Newport Rebels by Charles Mingus
Pop Wine on Pop Wine by Ted Curson
Kassim on Tears For Dolphy by Ted Curson
Fire Down Below - Instrumental on Plays Fire Down Below by Ted Curson
East 6Th Street on Tears For Dolphy by Ted Curson
Straight Ice on The New Thing & The Blue Thing by Ted Curson
Quartier Latin on Pop Wine by Ted Curson

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
Four Classic AlbumsTed Curson2014Compil.
Live In ParisTed Curson2012Album
The Trio + 1Ted Curson2010Album
In Paris - Live At The SunsideTed Curson2007Album
Traveling OnTed Curson1997Album
Contemporation And Jazz = Současnost A JazzBarok Jazz Kvintet, Bohdan Warchal Orchestra, Ted Curson1984Album
Snake JohnsonTed Curson1981Album
I Heard MingusTed Curson1980Album
FireballTed Curson1979Album
Blowin' AwayDizzy Reece & Ted Curson1978Album
Flip TopTed Curson1977Album
Blue PiccoloTed Curson1976Album
Cattin' CursonTed Curson1975Album
Pop WineTed Curson1971Album
SeantThe Andrzej Trzaskowski Sextet Featuring Ted Curson1967Album
The New Thing & The Blue ThingTed Curson1965Album
Now, Hear This!Bill Barron, Ted Curson1964Album
Plays Fire Down BelowTed Curson1963Album
Fire Down Below / The Very YoungTed Curson1963Single
Plenty Of HornTed Curson1961Album
Clyde Terrell And The Ted Curson BandClyde TerrellAlbum
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