Sunday, January 22, 2012

Ted Curson - Fire Down Below

The main fault of this otherwise superior CD reissue is that there are only 31 minutes of music. Trumpeter Ted Curson, who by the early '60s had his own distinctive sound and an advanced yet accessible style, performs two standards ("Show Me" and "Falling in Love With Love") and four obscurities, with pianist Gildo Mahones, bassist George Tucker, drummer Roy Haynes, and (on four numbers) Montego Joe on conga. Curson, 27 at the time, is heard in top form on one of the very few of his sessions to be reissued on CD.
Scott Yanow

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Ted Curson
Fire Down Below


1 Fire Down Below (Washington, Lee) 4:36
2 The Very Young (Little, Sacker) 4:39
3 Baby Has Gone Bye Bye (Allen, Roberts) 4:38
4 Show Me (Loewe, Loewe) 4:26
5 Falling in Love With Love (Rodgers, Hart) 5:29
6 Only Forever (Burke, Monaco) 6:56

Ted Curson - tp
Gildo Mahones - p
George Tucker - b
Roy Haynes - dr
Montego Joe - cg [# 1, 3-5]

Recorded in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey ; December 10, 1962


Melanchthon said...

L.O.L. said...

Thanks Mel;)

JD said...

Merci, Mel, pour l'upgrade!!!

nlrp said...

many thanks. br

theblueamos said...

great stuff thank you from jerusalem

Peter said...

thx fr th pgrd ml!

neil said...

Have this as mp3; so thanks for the opportunity to upgrade, mel...

Chris said...

Thanks Mel, always like Ted's work. any chance of his other CD - Ted Curson - The New Thing & The Blue Thing [1965], kriztof :)

Kovina Kris said...

Thank you Mel. You sure don't see much from Mr. Curson. This is great to have.

ita diegues said...

Thank you Melanchthon.

duck said...

Mel, thanks again