Ted Curson

Born 3 June 1935. Died 4 November 2012
Ted Curson
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1935-06-03
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Ted Curson

Ted Curson Biography (Wikipedia)

Theodore Curson (June 3, 1935 – November 4, 2012) was an American jazz trumpeter.

Curson was born in Philadelphia. He became interested in playing trumpet after watching a newspaper salesman play a silver trumpet. Curson's father, however, wanted him to play alto saxophone like Louis Jordan. When he was ten, he got his first trumpet.

He attended Granoff School of Music in Philadelphia. At the suggestion of Miles Davis, he moved to New York in 1956. He performed and recorded with Cecil Taylor in the late 1950s and early 1960s. His composition "Tears for Dolphy" has been used in numerous films.

He was a familiar face in Finland, having performed at the Pori Jazz festival every year since it began in 1966. In 2007, he performed at Finland's Independence Day Ball at the invitation of president Tarja Halonen.

A longtime resident of Montclair, New Jersey, Curson died there on November 4, 2012.

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Falling In Love With Love
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Nebulae
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Nebulae
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Show Me
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Show Me
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Fire Down Below
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Fire Down Below
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Untitled All Tomorrow'S Parties 2005
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Untitled   All Tomorrow'S Parties 2005
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The Things We Did Last Summer
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Straight Ice
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