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Theodore "Ted" Curson (June 3, 1935 – November 4, 2012) was a jazz trumpeter. He is perhaps best known for recording and performing with Charles Mingus.

Curson was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He became interested in playing trumpet after watching a newspaper salesman play a silver trumpet. Curson's father, however, preferred that Ted become an alto saxophone player like Louis Jordan. Finally, when Ted was 10 years old, he received a "raggedy" trumpet.

Curson attended Granoff Musical Conservatory. At the suggestion… read more

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  • Avatar for kmullin
    tagged a number of songs with [tag]Ted Curson[/tag] so that tag radio works ok now.
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    rest in peace, brother
  • Avatar for Unckrich
    R.I.P. Ted Curson (2)
  • Avatar for BluntedJazz
    R.I.P. Ted Curson
  • Avatar for Otacons_Nachos
    Tears For Dolphy is great, the title track being one hell of a depressing ride.
  • Avatar for JoshCIVM
    What a badass.
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    This rare Ted Curson album with swedish musicians is streamable in some countries: http://www.lastfm.se/music/Ted+Curson%2C+Lee+Schipper%2C+Janne+Schaffer%2C+Stefan+Brolund%2C+Christer+Eklund%2C+Ola+Brunkert/Jazz+Meeting

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