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Ted Curson

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Ted Curson

Ted Curson has been played on NTS in shows including The Pentagon Faceslap, featured first on 22 September 2013. Songs played include Quicksand, Nublu and 'Round About Midnight.

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…

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Quicksand
Ted Curson
Can-Am Records0
Quicksand
Ted CursonCan-Am Records0
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Nublu
Ted Curson
Atlantic1965
Nublu
Ted CursonAtlantic1965
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'Round About Midnight
Ted Curson
Trio Records1979
'Round About Midnight
Ted CursonTrio Records1979
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