Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Ted Curson - The New Thing and the Blue Thing

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 had a lower profile than one would expect after returning to the U.S. in 1976. He led sessions for Old Town (1961), Prestige, Fontana, Atlantic, Arista, Inner City, Interplay, Chiaroscuro, and several European labels. Curson died of a heart attack on November 4, 2012. He was 77 years old.
Scott Yanow

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Ted Curson
The New Thing and the Blue Thing


1 Straight Ice (Curson)  5:36
2 Star Eyes (DePaul, Raye)  5:40
3 Ted's Tempo (Curson)  5:19
4 Nu Blu (Curson)  9:12
5 Reava's Waltz (Curson)  4:18
6 Elephant Walk (Curson)  5:30

Ted Curson -tp
Bill Baron - ts
Georges Arvanitas - p [except on # 5]
Herb Bushler - b
Dick Berk - dr

Recorded in New York City ; March 25 & 29 [#  2, 5 & 6], 1965

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Melanchthon said...

Frasco said...

Thank you Melanchthon.

neil said...

Like his playing with Charles Mingus' Jazz Workshop; so looking forward to this; many thanks, mel...

Philo said...

I have this album & can recommend it. Interesting & enjoyable music.

danair said...

Thanks mel, this one is appreciated.

rodoalfondo said...
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rodoalfondo said...

Thanks mel, i was looking for this album so long ago, i spent las two days trying to figure out the password, ;) pretty obvious at last.