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Ted Curson

Born: June 3, 1935 | Died: November 4, 2012    Primary Instrument: Trumpet

Ted Curson

Theodore “Ted” Curson (born June 3, 1935, died November 4, 2012) was a jazz trumpeter. He was perhaps best-known for recording and performing with Charles Mingus.

Curson got interested in playing trumpet through the fact that the local newspaper salesman had a silver trumpet that he was playing on the streets while selling newspapers. Curson's father could not afford a trumpet and besides, he wanted Ted to become an alto player like his idol, Louis Jordan. Finally, when Ted was 10 years old, his father found an old trumpet for him in the Navy Yard. He soon after formed a band, the Bebop Trio, with friends from the neighbourhood....
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Ted Curson

Ted Curson & The Clinic Sextet - Studio Live
fifty-fifty records
2008
Tracks:
1. Fables of Fabus (Mingus)
2. Serchin' fot the Blues (Curson)
3. Jump Monk (Mingus)
4. Tears for Dolphy (Curson)
5. Better Get Hit in Your Soul (Mingus)
6. Think of One (Monk)
7. Peggy's Blue Skylight (Mingus)
8. Monk's Dream (Monk)
9. So Long Eric (Mingus)
10. Ugly Beauty (Mingus)
Personnel: Ted Curson, tp, flh; Jari Hongisto, tb; Pekka Välimäki, ss, as, ts, bcl; Yrjö Hauskala, ts,fl; Seppo Wahl, p, Vesa Saloranta, b; Pauli Rukakoski, d;

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