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Trumpeter Ted Curson

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Trumpeter Ted Curson, best known for his stint in the band of Charles Mingus circa 1960, died today. He was 77.


Born in Philadelphia and educated at that city’s Granoff Musical Conservatory, Curson moved to New York in the mid-1950s and recorded a few years later with Cecil Taylor. He appears with Mingus, Eric Dolphy, Booker Ervin, Bud Powell and Dannie Richmond, on the record Mingus At Antibes.





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