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Ted Curson

Primary Instrument: Trumpet

Born: June 3, 1935 | Died: November 4, 2012    

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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  • Live In Paris

    Summit Records
    2012
  • In Paris: Live at the Sunside

    Blue Marge
    2007
  • Live At La'Tete De L'Art: The Canadian Concert Of Ted Curson

    Summit Records
    1999
  • Snake Johnson

    Summit Records
    1981
  • I Heard Mingus

    Summit Records
    1980
  • The Trio

    Summit Records
    1979
  • Quicksand

    Summit Records
    1976
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