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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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Albums

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Live In Paris
Summit Records
2012
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Ted Curson & The Clinic Sextet - Studio Live
Ted Curson & The...
Fifty-Fifty Records
2008
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In Paris: Live at the Sunside
In Paris: Live at the...
Blue Marge
2007
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Live At La'Tete De...
Summit Records
1999
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Snake Johnson
Summit Records
1981
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I Heard Mingus
Summit Records
1980
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John Coltrane John Coltrane
saxophone
Max Roach Max Roach
drums
Charles Mingus Charles Mingus
bass, acoustic
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Freddie Hubbard Freddie Hubbard
trumpet
Wayne Shorter Wayne Shorter
saxophone
Eric Dolphy Eric Dolphy
reeds
Ornette Coleman Ornette Coleman
sax, alto
Lee Konitz Lee Konitz
sax, alto

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