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Tag: Ted Curson

Tuesday, April 22nd

Happy (92nd) Birthday, Mingus!

Charles Mingus, bassist, composer, bandleader
April 22, 1922-January 5, 1979

Charles Mingus Quintet (CM, bass; Eric Dolphy, alto saxophone; Booker Ervin, tenor saxophone; Ted Curson, trumpet; Dannie Richmond, drums) with guest Bud Powell (piano), “I’ll Remember April” (G. de Paul, P. Johnston, D. Raye), live, France (Antibes Jazz Festival), 1960




WKCR (Columbia University): all Mingus, all day.

Tuesday, 11/13/12


Ted Curson, trumpeter, composer, June 3, 1935-November 4, 2012

“L.S.D. Takes a Holiday” (T. Curson), live, Paris, 1973


With Charles Mingus, “Better Git Hit In Your Soul,” Mingus at Antibes (recorded live 1960)*


“Tears for Dolphy” (T. Curson), 1964


*CM (bass, piano), Ted Curson (trumpet), Eric Dolphy (alto saxophone), Booker Ervin (tenor saxophone), Dannie Richmond (drums).

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