Saturday, March 16, 2013

Ted Curson - Plenty of Horn

An excellent and flexible trumpeter, Ted Curson will always be best-known for his work with Charles Mingus' 1960 quartet (which also included Eric Dolphy and Dannie Richmond). He studied at Granoff Musical Conservatory; moved to New York in 1956; played in New York with Mal Waldron, Red Garland, and Philly Joe Jones; and recorded with Cecil Taylor (1961). After the 1959-1960 Mingus association (which resulted in some classic recordings), Curson co-led a quintet with Bill Barron (1960-1965), played with Max Roach, and led his own groups. He spent time from the late '60s on in Europe (particularly Denmark) but has had a lower profile than one would expect since his return to the U.S. in 1976. Ted Curson has led sessions for Old Town (1961), Prestige, Fontana, Atlantic, Arista, Inner City, Interplay, Chiaroscuro, and several European labels, but has barely been on records at all since 1980.
Scott Yanow

Source :

Ted Curson
Plenty of Horn


1 Caravan (Ellington, Mills, Tizol) 2:59
2 Nosruc (Curson) 6:23
3 The Things We Did Last Summer (Cahn, Styne) 4:29
4 Dem's Blues (Curson) 3:45
5 Ahma (See Ya) (Curson) 4:24
6 Flatted Fifth (Curson) 3:37
7 Bali-H'ai (Hammerstein II, Rodgers) 4:00
8 Antibes (Curson) 5:07
9 Mr. Teddy (Curson) 5:15

Ted Curson - tp

Bill Barron - ts
Kenny Drew - p
Jimmy Garrison - b
Roy Haynes - dr
Eric Dolphy - fl [replaces Barron on # 3 & 7]
Dannie Richmond is on dr on # 2 & 9
Pete La Roca is on dr on # 5 & 8

Recorded in New York City ; April 1961.


getzoot said...

And thanks for this gem too

hulaboy said...

Many, many thanks - I've never bumped into the record.

Jim Byers said...

Ted Curson was great. Thanks Mel.

JazzDoIt said...

Thanks for this one. Such a great sound. I wonder if you have another records of Curson to download. Just let me know.
I am looking for:
The New Thing & The Blue Thing (1965)
Pop Wine (1971)
Cattin'Curson (1973)

I have links of these records from Curson if you want, drop me a line here:
Featuring Eric Dolphy(1961)
Plays Fire Down Below (1962)
Tears For Dolphy (1964)
Bill Barron & Ted Curson - Now, Hear This (1964)
urge (1966)

Melanchthon said...

rm said...

merci beaucoup

PE_35 said...

thanks very much