Ted Curson Discography

1961 (age 26)

Ted Curson Quintet

Ted Curson, trumpet; Eric Dolphy, flute #3,7; Bill Barron, tenor sax #1,2,4-6,8,9; Kenny Drew, piano; Jimmy Garrison, bass; Pete La Roca, drums #1,2,4,8,9; Dannie Richmond, drums #3,7; Roy Haynes, drums #5,6.
Bell Sound Studios, NYC, April 11, 1961
1. 18652CaravanOld Town LP 2003
2. 18653Nosruc-
3. 18654The Things We Did Last Summer-
4. 18655Dera's Blues-
5. 18656Ahma-
6. 18657Flatted Fifth-
7. 18658Bali H'ai-
8. 18659Antibes-
9. 18660Mr. Teddy-
* Old Town LP 2003   Ted Curson - Plenty Of Horn

1962

Ted Curson Quintet

Ted Curson, trumpet; Gildo Mahones, piano; George Tucker, bass; Roy Haynes, drums; Montego Joe, congas.
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, December 10, 1962
3677Fire Down BelowPrestige 45-241, PRLP 7263
3678The Very Young-
3679Baby Has Gone Bye ByePrestige PRLP 7263
3680Show MePrestige PRLP 7263; Status ST 8315; Moodsville MVLP 38
3681Falling In Love With LovePrestige PRLP 7263
3682Only Forever-
* Prestige PRLP 7263; Original Jazz Classics OJC-1744, OJCCD-1744-2   Ted Curson Plays Fire Down Below
* Status ST 8315   Various Artists - My Fair Lady
* Moodsville MVLP 38   Various Artists - The Broadway Scene Played By America's Greatest Jazzmen
* Prestige 45-241   Ted Curson - Fire Down Below / The Very Young

1963

Bill Barron - Ted Curson And Orchestra

Ted Curson, trumpet; Bill Barron, tenor sax; Kenny Barron, piano; Ronnie Boykins, bass; Dick Berk, drums.
RCA Studios, NYC, December 5, 1963
Around The WorldAudio Fidelity AFLP 2123
Big Bill-
The Leopard-
Hurdy Gurdy-
Dwackdi Mun Fundalick-
Jes Swingin'-
In A Monastery Garden-
You Are Too Beautiful-
* Audio Fidelity AFLP 2123, AFSD 6123   Bill Barron, Ted Curson And Orchestra - Now, Hear This!

1964

Ted Curson Quartet

Ted Curson, trumpet, pocket trumpet; Bill Barron, tenor sax, clarinet; Herb Bushler, bass; Dick Berk, drums.
Studio Acousti, Paris, France, August 1, 1964
KassimFontana (Du) 688 310 ZL
East 6th Street-
7/4 Funny Time-
Tears For Dolphy-
Quicksand-
Reava's Waltz-
Ted Curson, trumpet; Bill Barron, tenor sax; Herb Bushler, bass; Dick Berk, drums.
Searchin' For The BluesFreedom (E) FLP 41030
Desolation-
Light Blue-
* Fontana (Du) 688 310 ZL, 888 310 ZY   Ted Curson Quartet - Tears For Dolphy
= Freedom (E) FLP 41021; Arista Freedom AL 1021   Ted Curson - Tears For Dolphy
* Freedom (E) FLP 41030; Arista Freedom AL 1030   Ted Curson - Flip Top

1965 (age 30)

Ted Curson Quintet

Ted Curson, trumpet; Bill Barron, tenor sax; Georges Arvanitas, piano; Herb Bushler, bass; Dick Berk, drums.
NYC, March 25, 1965
8790Ted's TempoAtlantic LP 1441
8791Straight Ice-
8792Nublu-
8793Kaleidoscopeunissued
* Atlantic LP 1441, SD 1441   Ted Curson - The New Thing And The Blue Thing

Ted Curson Quintet

Ted Curson, trumpet; Bill Barron, tenor sax #1,3; Georges Arvanitas, piano #1,2; Herb Bushler, bass; Dick Berk, drums.
NYC, March 29, 1965
1. 8798Elephant WalkAtlantic LP 1441
2. 8799Star Eyes-
3. 8800Reava's Waltz-
* Atlantic LP 1441, SD 1441   Ted Curson - The New Thing And The Blue Thing

1966

Ted Curson Quartet

Ted Curson, trumpet, pocket trumpet; Booker Ervin, tenor sax; Jimmy Woode, bass; Edgar Bateman, drums.
Baarn, Netherlands, May 13, 1966
Roy's BoysFontana (Du) 883 910 JCY
You Don't Know What Love Is-
Cinq Quartre-
Musis Sacrum-
The Leopard-
Latino-
* Fontana (Du) 883 910 JCY   Ted Curson Quartet - Urge

Ted Curson With The Zagreb Radio Orchestra

Ted Curson, trumpet; The Zagreb Radio Orchestra, Miljenko Trohaska, conductor.
"The Seventh Yugoslavia Jazz Festival", Ljubljana, Yugoslavia, summer 1966
QuicksandFreedom (E) FLP 41030
Straight Ice-
Flip Top-
* Freedom (E) FLP 41030; Arista Freedom AL 1030   Ted Curson - Flip Top

1970

Ted Curson & Co.

Ted Curson, trumpet, piccolo trumpet; Eero Koivistoinen, alto, tenor, soprano sax; Pentti Hietanen, piano, Fender jazz piano; Pekka Sarmanto, bass; Reino Laine, drums.
Finnvox Studios, Helsinki, Finland, September 3, 1970
Ode To Booker ErvinEMI Columbia (Fi) 5E 062-34201
LSD Takes Holiday-
Airi's Tune-
Montreux-
Festival Blue-
Typical Ted-
The Leopard-
* EMI Columbia (Fi) 5E 062-34201   Ted Curson & Co. - Ode To Booker Ervin

1971

Ted Curson Quartet

Ted Curson, trumpet, piccolo trumpet; Georges Arvanitas, piano; Jacky Samson, bass; Charles Saudrais, drums.
Europasonor Studios, Paris, France, June 18, 1971
Pop WineFutura (F) GER 26
L.S.D. Takes A Holiday-
Song Of The Lonely One-
Quartier Latin-
Flip Top-
* Futura (F) GER 26   Ted Curson - Pop Wine

1973

Ted Curson Quintet

Ted Curson, trumpet, bugle, piccolo trumpet; Chris Woods, alto sax, flute; Georges Arvanitas, piano; Jacky Samson, bass; Charles Saudrais, drums.
Bilboquet, Paris, France, October 26, 1973
Flatted 5thMarge (F) MARGE 01
Marjo-
Airi Tune-
Searchin' For The Blues-
Typical Ted (Cattin' Curson)-
* Marge (F) MARGE 01   Ted Curson - Cattin' Curson
= Trident TRS-503   Ted Curson - (Typical Ted)

1974

Ted Curson Nonet

Ted Curson, trumpet, piccolo trumpet; Robin Kenyatta, alto, soprano sax; Nick Brignola, baritone, tenor sax, saxello; Kenny Barron, piano, electric piano; Herb Bushler, bass, electric bass; Albert Heath, drums; Butch Curson, drums, percussion; Lawrence Killian, congas, bell tree; Chicky Johnson, bongos, timbales.
NYC, May 13-16, 1974
28926Greasy As A PorkchopAtlantic (J) P-7532A
28927Spiderlegs-
28928Sugar 'N Spice-
28929Typical Ted-
* Atlantic (J) P-7532A   Ted Curson - Quicksand

Ted Curson Quintet

Ted Curson, trumpet, piccolo trumpet; Robin Kenyatta, alto sax; Kenny Barron, piano; Richard Davis, bass; Albert Heath, drums.
NYC, May 13-16, 1974
28930QuicksandAtlantic (J) P-7532A
28931Tears For Dolphy-
* Atlantic (J) P-7532A   Ted Curson - Quicksand

1976 (age 41)

Ted Curson Quartet / Ted Curson & Co.

Ted Curson, flugelhorn, trumpet, pocket trumpet; Jim McNeely, piano; Cecil McBee, bass; Steve McCall, drums.
NYC, July 1, 1976
All The Things You AreWhyNot (J) PA-7153
Blue Piccolo-
Playhouse March-
Song Of The Lonely-
Dwackdi Mun Fudalik (Open The Door)-
* WhyNot (J) PA-7153   Ted Curson - Blue Piccolo
= India Navigation IN 1054   Ted Curson & Co.

Ted Curson & Company

Ted Curson, trumpet, flugelhorn, piccolo trumpet, cowbell; Chris Woods, flute, alto sax; Nick Brignola, baritone sax; Andy LaVerne, piano; David Friesen, bass; Steve McCall, drums; Sam Jacobs, congas.
live in Philadelphia, PA, October 16, 1976
Reava's WaltzInner City IC 1017
Ted's Tempo-
* Inner City IC 1017   Ted Curson & Company - Jubilant Power

Ted Curson & Company

Ted Curson, trumpet, flugelhorn, piccolo trumpet, cowbell; Chris Woods, flute, alto sax; Nick Brignola, baritone sax; Jim McNeely, piano; David Friesen, bass; Bob Merigliano, drums; Sam Jacobs, congas.
Downtown Sound Studio, NYC, October 17, 1976
Song Of The LonelyInner City IC 1017
Airi's Tune-
Searchin' For The Blues-
Marjo-
* Inner City IC 1017   Ted Curson & Company - Jubilant Power

1979

Ted Curson Trio

Ted Curson, trumpet, flugelhorn, piccolo trumpet, percussion; Ray Drummond, bass; Roy Haynes, drums.
RPM Sound Studios, NYC, January 3, 1979
Snake JohnsonInterplay IP-7722
Pent Up House-
Quicksand-
Straight Ice-
'Round About Midnight-
* Interplay IP-7722; Trio (J) PAP-9166   Ted Curson - The Trio

1980

Ted Curson Octet/Quintet/Quartet

Ted Curson, trumpet, flugelhorn, percussion, piccolo trumpet; Bill Saxton, tenor sax #2,4; Mike Morgenstern, baritone sax #2,4; Jim McNeely, piano #2-4; Ryo Kawasaki, guitar; Mike Richmond, bass, electric bass; Adam Nussbaum, drums; Montego Joe, percussion #2,4.
NYC, January 5, 1980
1.I Heard MingusInterplay IP-7729
2.Please, Please, Please Don't Put The Pigsfoot In The Kreplach Soup-
3.Lost Her-
4.Lin's Garden-
* Interplay IP-7729; Trio (J) PAP-9217   Ted Curson - I Heard Mingus

Ted Curson Octet

Ted Curson, trumpet, piccolo trumpet, flugelhorn; Charlie Williams, alto sax; Bill Barron, tenor sax; Nick Brignola, baritone, soprano sax; Jim McNeeley, piano; David Friesen, bass; Steve McCall, drums; Lawrence Killian, percussion.
circa late 1980
Snake JohnsonChiaroscuro CR 2028
Searching For The Blues-
Blue Piccolo-
Dwackdo Mun Fudalik-
Marjo-
LSD, Take A Holiday-
* Chiaroscuro CR 2028   Ted Curson - Snake Johnson

1996 (age 61)

Ted Curson Quintet

Ted Curson, piccolo trumpet, trumpet, flugelhorn, vocals; Mark Gross, flute, soprano, alto sax; Misako Kano, piano; Ray Drummond, bass; Sylvia Cuenca, drums; Everald Brown, Guilherme Franco, Ricky "Bongo" James, David Williams, percussion.
Sound On Sound, NYC, June 23, 1996
Lin's GardenPaddle Wheel (J) KICJ-289
Quicksand-
Flatted Fifth (BBFGM)-
Tears For Dolphy-
Reava's Waltz (More Mingus)-
Watermelon Man-
When The Saints Go Marching In-
Flip Flop And Fly-
Song Of The Lonely One (Ode To Booker Ervin)-
* Paddle Wheel (J) KICJ-289; Evidence ECD 22182   Ted Curson - Traveling On

1999

Ted Curson Quintet

Ted Curson, trumpet; Michael Cochrane, piano; Lenny Argese, guitar; Calvin Hill, bass; Bruce Cox, drums.
Bioya Recording Studios, Paterson, NJ, April 11, 1999
Playhouse MarchLevel Green 22008
Jordu-
Marjo-
Summertime-
Sugar 'N Spice-
All The Things You Are-
Tin Tin Deo-
Georgia-
Dig-
Milestones-
* Level Green 22008   Ted Curson - Sugar 'N Spice

2006 (age 71)

Ted Curson With Alain Jean-Marie Trio

Ted Curson, trumpet, piccolo trumpet, flugelhorn, voice; Guillaume Naturel, flute; Pierrick Pedron, alto sax; Alain Jean-Marie, piano; Gilles Naturel, bass; Philippe Soirat, drums; Julie Saury, percussion; Sylvia Howard, Ferhat Oz, Evrim Ozsuca, Daiva Starinskaite, Jaanika Ventsel, voice.
"Sunside", Paris, France, August 30 & 31, 2006
CaravanBlue Marge (F) 1009
Tears For Dolphy-
Dig-
'Round About Midnight-
Woody'n You-
Georgia On My Mind-
Cantaloupe Island-
Piima Boogie-
same session.
Reava's Waltz-
Blueberry Hill-
Tin Tin Deo-
Lover Man-
Milestone-
Summertime-
Cherokee-
Confirmation-
Blues Medley-
* Blue Marge (F) 1009   Ted Curson - In Paris - Live At The Sunside

2008

Ted Curson Sextet

Ted Curson, trumpet, flugelhorn, piccolo trumpet; Sarah Morrow, trombone; Ricky Ford, tenor sax; Tom McClung, piano; Peter Giron, bass; Doug Sides, drums.
live in Paris, France, October 27, 2008
Playhouse MarchElabeth ELA 621063
Tears For Dolphy-
Fables Of Faubus-
Nostalgia In Times Square-
Goodbye Pork Pie Hat-
Better Get Hit In Your Soul-
Hidden Track-
* Elabeth ELA 621063   Ted Curson - Live In Paris - Plays The Music Of Charles Mingus