Ted Curson Leader Entry
by Michael Fitzgerald

Generated on Wed, Jan 16, 2013


Date: April 1961
Location: New York City
Label: Old Town

Ted Curson (ldr), Bill Barron (ts), Ted Curson (t), Kenny Drew, Sr. (p), Jimmy Garrison (b), Roy Haynes (d)

a.     Ahma [See Ya] - 4:25  (Ted Curson)
b.     Flatted Fifth - 3:38  (Ted Curson)
Both titles on:      Nippon Columbia LP 12": YS-7131-AX — Plenty Of Horn   (1983)
     Old Town LP 12": LP 2003 — Plenty Of Horn   
     Boplicity CD: 18 — Plenty Of Horn   (1995)

Date: April 1961
Location: New York City
Label: Old Town

Ted Curson (ldr), Bill Barron (ts), Ted Curson (t), Kenny Drew, Sr. (p), Jimmy Garrison (b), Pete LaRoca Sims (d)

a.     Caravan - 2:59  (Duke Ellington, Juan Tizol, Irving Mills)
b.     Nosruc - 6:24  (Ted Curson)
c.     Dem's Blues - 3:46  (Ted Curson)
d.     Antibes - 5:08  (Ted Curson)
e.     Mr. Teddy - 5:15  (Ted Curson)
All titles on:      Nippon Columbia LP 12": YS-7131-AX — Plenty Of Horn   (1983)
     Old Town LP 12": LP 2003 — Plenty Of Horn   
     Boplicity CD: 18 — Plenty Of Horn   (1995)

Date: April 1961
Location: New York City
Label: Old Town

Ted Curson (ldr), Eric Dolphy (f), Ted Curson (t), Kenny Drew, Sr. (p), Jimmy Garrison (b), Dannie Richmond (d)

a.     Bali Ha'i  (Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II)
b.     The Things We Did Last Summer - 4:25  (Jule Styne, Sammy Cahn)
Both titles on:      Nippon Columbia LP 12": YS-7131-AX — Plenty Of Horn   (1983)
     Old Town LP 12": LP 2003 — Plenty Of Horn   
     Boplicity CD: 18 — Plenty Of Horn   (1995)

Date: September 15, 1962
Location: La Tête de L'Art, Montréal, Canada
Label: Trans World

Ted Curson (ldr), Al Doctor (as), Ted Curson (t, pt), Maury Kaye (p), Charlie Biddles (b), Charlie Duncan (d)

a. a-01    Cracklin' Bread - 7:52  (Ted Curson)
b. a-02    Ted's Tempo - 7:28  (Ted Curson)
c. a-03    Playhouse March - 6:48  (Ted Curson)
d. b-01    Straight Ice - 12:30  (Ted Curson)
e. b-02    Quicksand - 7:45  (Ted Curson)
All titles on:      CAN-AM International CD: CA 1700 — Live At La'Tete De L'Art: The Canadian Concert Of Ted Curson   

Issues misspell the name of the venue.


Date: December 10, 1962
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: Prestige

Ted Curson (ldr), Ted Curson (t), Gildo Mahones (p), George Tucker (b), Roy Haynes (d), Roger 'Montego Joe' Sanders (cga)

a. 3677    Fire Down Below - 4:36  (Lester Lee, Ned Washington)
b. 3678    The Very Young - 4:39  (Harold Little, Herb Sacker)
c. 3679    Baby Has Gone Bye Bye - 4:38  (Robert Allen, Allan Roberts)
d. 3680    Show Me - 4:26  (Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe)
e. 3681    Falling In Love With Love - 5:29  (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
f. 3682    Only Forever - 6:56  (James Monaco, Johnny Burke)
All titles on:      Prestige LP 12": PR 7263 — Ted Curson Plays Fire Down Below   
     Original Jazz Classics CD: OJCCD-1744-2 — Ted Curson Plays Fire Down Below   (1990)

Roger 'Montego Joe' Sanders (cga) on a, c-e.


Date: May 28, 1963
Location: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: Prestige

Ted Curson (ldr), Booker Ervin (ts), Ted Curson (t), Gildo Mahones (p), George Tucker (b), Roy Haynes (d)

a.     [unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Lord lists this as unissued with no further information.


Date: August 1, 1964
Location: Acousti Studio, Paris, France
Label: Fontana

Ted Curson (ldr), Bill Barron (cl, ts), Ted Curson (t, pt), Herb Bushler (b), Dick Berk (d), unidentified (per)

a. a-01    Kassim - 7:41  (Ted Curson)
     Arista/Freedom LP 12": AL 1021 — Tears For Dolphy   (1975)
     Fontana LP 12": 688 310 — Tears For Dolphy   
b. a-02    East 6th Street - 5:38  (Bill Barron)
     Arista/Freedom LP 12": AL 1021 — Tears For Dolphy   (1975)
     Fontana LP 12": 688 310 — Tears For Dolphy   
c. a-03    7/4 Funny Time - 5:28  (Bill Barron)
     Arista/Freedom LP 12": AL 1021 — Tears For Dolphy   (1975)
     Fontana LP 12": 688 310 — Tears For Dolphy   
d. b-01    Tears For Dolphy - 8:32  (Ted Curson)
     Arista/Freedom LP 12": AL 1021 — Tears For Dolphy   (1975)
     Fontana LP 12": 688 310 — Tears For Dolphy   
e. b-02    Quicksand - 6:39  (Ted Curson)
     Arista/Freedom LP 12": AL 1021 — Tears For Dolphy   (1975)
     Fontana LP 12": 688 310 — Tears For Dolphy   
f. b-03    Reava's Waltz - 7:10  (Ted Curson)
     Arista/Freedom LP 12": AL 1021 — Tears For Dolphy   (1975)
     Fontana LP 12": 688 310 — Tears For Dolphy   
g.     Searching For The Blues - 7:47  (Ted Curson)
     Arista/Freedom LP 12": AL 1030 — Flip Top   (1977)
h.     Desolation - 8:45  (Bill Barron)
     Arista/Freedom LP 12": AL 1030 — Flip Top   (1977)
i.     Light Blue - 3:43  (Bill Barron)
     Arista/Freedom LP 12": AL 1030 — Flip Top   (1977)
All titles on:      Black Lion CD: BLCD 760190 — Tears For Dolphy   (1993)

Bill Barron (cl) on e; (ts) on a-d, f-i; Ted Curson (t) on a-d, f-i; (pt) on e; unidentified (per) on a.

Last three selections sometimes incorrectly listed as from August 1, 1965.

Unknown added percussion on a.


Date: August 1964
Location: Lugano Jazz Festival, Lugano, Switzerland
Label: [radio broadcast]

Ted Curson (ldr), Bill Barron (ts), Ted Curson (t), Herb Bushler (b), Dick Berk (d)

a. 02    Nublu - 8:07  (Bill Barron, Ted Curson)

Additional selections: 6:41/8:56 - titles unknown.


Date: March 25, 1965
Location: New York City
Label: Atlantic

Ted Curson (ldr), Bill Barron (ts), Ted Curson (t), Georges Arvanitas (p), Herb Bushler (b), Dick Berk (d)

a. 8790    Ted's Tempo - 5:19  (Ted Curson)
     Atlantic LP 12": SD 1441 — The New Thing & The Blue Thing   (1965)
     Koch Jazz CD: KOC-CD-8531 — The New Thing & The Blue Thing   (1999)
b. 8791    Straight Ice - 5:36  (Ted Curson)
     Atlantic LP 12": SD 1441 — The New Thing & The Blue Thing   (1965)
     Koch Jazz CD: KOC-CD-8531 — The New Thing & The Blue Thing   (1999)
c. 8792    Nublu - 9:12  (Bill Barron, Ted Curson)
     Atlantic LP 12": SD 1441 — The New Thing & The Blue Thing   (1965)
     Koch Jazz CD: KOC-CD-8531 — The New Thing & The Blue Thing   (1999)
d. 8793    Kaleidoscope  (Ted Curson)

Date: March 29, 1965
Location: New York City
Label: Atlantic

Ted Curson (ldr), Bill Barron (ts), Ted Curson (t), Georges Arvanitas (p), Herb Bushler (b), Dick Berk (d)

a. 8798    Elephant Walk - 5:30  (Ted Curson)
b. 8799    Star Eyes - 5:40  (Don Raye, Gene DePaul)
c. 8800    Reava's Waltz - 4:18  (Ted Curson)
All titles on:      Atlantic LP 12": SD 1441 — The New Thing & The Blue Thing   (1965)
     Koch Jazz CD: KOC-CD-8531 — The New Thing & The Blue Thing   (1999)

Bill Barron (ts) on a, c; Georges Arvanitas (p) on a-b.


Date: July 1, 1965
Location: Bologna Jazz Festival, Bologna, Italy
Label: [private recording]

Ted Curson (ldr), Ted Curson (t)

a.     Tears For Dolphy  (Ted Curson)

Filmed by Gianni Amico. Additional personnel unknown - further details needed.

Source: David Meeker: Jazz On The Screen


Date: October 19, 1965
Location: Prague, Czechoslovakia
Label: Supraphon

Ted Curson (ldr), Ted Curson (t), Jan Hammer (p), Miroslav Vitouš (b), Alan Vitouš (d)

a.     Caravan  (Duke Ellington, Juan Tizol, Irving Mills)
b.     Marjo  (Ted Curson)
Both titles on:      Supraphon LP 12": SUA 15733 — International Jazz Festival Prague 2   (1966)

Date: May 13, 1966
Location: Baarn, Netherlands
Label: Fontana

Ted Curson (ldr), Booker Ervin (ts), Ted Curson (t), Jimmy Woode (b), Edgar Bateman (d)

a. 01    Roy's Boys - 15:31  (Ted Curson)
b. 02    You Don't Know What Love Is - 8:21  (Don Raye, Gene DePaul)
c. 03    Cinq Quatre - 12:10  (Ted Curson)
d. 04    Musis Sacrum - 12:19  (Ted Curson)
e. 05    The Leopard - 7:57  (Ted Curson)
f. 06    Latino - 10:35  (Ted Curson)
All titles on:      Fontana LP 12": 883 910 — Urge   
     Fontana CD: PHCE 1008 — Urge   (1990)

Date: Summer 1966
Location: Yugoslavia Jazz Festival, Ljubljana, Yugoslavia
Label: [private recording]

Ted Curson (ldr), Ted Curson (t), Miljenko Prohaska (con)

a.     Quicksand - 6:09  (Ted Curson) / arr: Zita Carno
     Arista/Freedom LP 12": AL 1030 — Flip Top   (1977)
b.     Straight Ice - 4:53  (Ted Curson) / arr: Zita Carno
     Arista/Freedom LP 12": AL 1030 — Flip Top   (1977)
c.     Flip Top - 4:14  (Ted Curson) / arr: Zita Carno
     Arista/Freedom LP 12": AL 1030 — Flip Top   (1977)
d.     Tears For Dolphy  (Ted Curson) / arr: Zita Carno

Unnamed members of the Zagreb Radio Orchestra.

Prohaska's name misspelled as "Trohaska" on issues.


Date: September 16 & 17, 1967
Location: Rhein-Park, Köln, Germany
Label: Columbia

Ted Curson (ldr), Nick Brignola (bar), Ted Curson (t), Reggie Johnson (b), Dick Berk (d)

a.     The Leopard  (Ted Curson)
     Columbia LP 12": SMC 74 334 — Jazz Am Rhein, Live 1967   

Players need confirmation.

LP issue gives date as above; Lord CDROM 8.0 gives only September 17, 1967.


Date: late July 1968
Location: Helsinki, Finland
Label: RCA

Ted Curson (ldr), Nick Brignola (ss), Ted Curson (t), Pentti Hietanen (p), Pekka Sarmanto (b), Esko Rosnell (d)

a.     Vallinkorvan Laulu  (Oskar Merikanto)
b.     Ol' Kaunis Kesäilta  (Traditional)
c.     Liljankukka  (Toivo Kärki, Kerttu Mustonen)

Additional selections: Kun Kerran Kannella Fregatin; The Flame - composers unknown.


Date: September 3, 1970
Location: Finnvox Studio, Helsinki, Finland
Label: EMI Columbia

Ted Curson (ldr), Eero Koivistoinen (ss, as, ts), Ted Curson (t, pt), Pentti Hietanen (p, ep), Pekka Sarmanto (b), Reino Laine (d)

a. a-01    Song Of The Lonely One [aka Ode To Booker Ervin] - 2:07  (Ted Curson)
b. a-02    LSD, Take A Holiday - 5:43  (Ted Curson)
c. a-03    Airi's Tune - 7:41  (Ted Curson)
d. a-04    Montreux - 6:38  (Pentti Hietanen)
e. b-01    Festival Blue - 6:43  (Pentti Hietanen)
f. b-02    Typical Ted - 7:05  (Ted Curson)
g. b-03    The Leopard - 8:31  (Ted Curson)
All titles on:      EMI Columbia LP 12": 5E 062-34201 — Ode To Booker Ervin   (1970)

a listed as "Ode To Booker Ervin".


Date: June 18, 1971
Location: Europasonor Studios, Paris, France
Label: Futura

Ted Curson (ldr), Ted Curson (t, pt), Georges Arvanitas (p), Jacky Samson (b), Charles Saudrais (d)

a. a-01    Quartier Latin - 13:25  (Ted Curson)
b. a-02    Flip Flop - 6:35  (Bill Barron)
c. b-01    Pop Wine - 5:10  (Ted Curson)
d. b-02    LSD, Take A Holiday - 12:45  (Ted Curson)
e. b-03    Song Of The Lonely One [aka Ode To Booker Ervin] - 5:45  (Ted Curson)
All titles on:      Futura CD: GER 26 — Pop Wine   (2002)

b listed as "Flip Top" on issues - BMI shows "Flip Top" by Ted Curson (and "Flip Flop" by Bill Barron) - confirmation needed!


Date: May 2, 1972
Location: Trenton, NJ
Label: [television broadcast]

Ted Curson (ldr), Bill Barron (ts), Ted Curson (t, pt), Lee Schipper (vib), Sam Jones (b), Freddie Waits (d)

a. 01    Blues  (Traditional)
b. 02    Typical Ted  (Ted Curson)
c. 03    Snake Johnson  (Ted Curson)
d. 04    The Leopard  (Ted Curson)
e. 05    Reava's Waltz  (Ted Curson)

Broadcast on September 7, 1972 on PBS television program The Jazz Set, hosted by Chris Albertson.

Sources: David Meeker: Jazz On The Screen; Chris Albertson


Date: October 26, 1973
Location: Bilboquet, Paris, France
Label: Marge

Ted Curson (ldr), Chris Woods (f, as), Ted Curson (t, fh, pt), Georges Arvanitas (p), Jacky Samson (b), Charles Saudrais (d)

a. a-01    Flatted Fifth - 8:23  (Ted Curson)
b. a-02    Marjo - 6:06  (Ted Curson)
c. a-03    Airi's Tune - 8:43  (Ted Curson)
d. b-01    Searching For The Blues - 9:13  (Ted Curson)
e. b-02    Typical Ted - 9:47  (Ted Curson)
All titles on:      Trident LP 12": TRS 503 — (Typical Ted)   

Chris Woods (f) on b, e; (as) on a, c-e; Ted Curson (t) on a, c, e; (fh) on b, d; (pt) on e.


Date: May 13, 1974
Label: Atlantic

Ted Curson (ldr), Nick Brignola (sxl, ts, bar), Robin Kenyatta (ss, as), Ted Curson (t, pt), Kenny Barron (p, ep), Herb Bushler (b, eb), Butch Curson (d, per), Albert 'Tootie' Heath (d), Chicky Johnson (tim, bgo), Lawrence Killian (cga, per)

a. 28926    Greasy As A Porkchop
b. 28927    Spiderlegs
c. 28928    Sugar 'n Spice  (Ted Curson)
d. 28929    Typical Ted  (Ted Curson)
All titles on:      Atlantic LP 12": P 7532A — Quicksand   (1976)

Butch Curson (d) on b; (per) on a, c-d; Albert 'Tootie' Heath (d) on a, c-d.

Ted Curson reports: "The sessions sounded pretty good to me, but the next day when I went to listen to the tapes, Michael Cuscuna (the producer) said, 'Oh, did you know that Robin Kenyatta was here and he did all his solos over?'" - All About Jazz, 7 Dec. 2004.


Date: May 16, 1974
Label: Atlantic

Ted Curson (ldr), Robin Kenyatta (as), Ted Curson (t, pt), Kenny Barron (p), Richard Davis (b), Albert 'Tootie' Heath (d)

a. 28930    Quicksand  (Ted Curson)
b. 28931    Tears For Dolphy  (Ted Curson)
Both titles on:      Atlantic LP 12": P 7532A — Quicksand   (1976)

Ted Curson reports: "The sessions sounded pretty good to me, but the next day when I went to listen to the tapes, Michael Cuscuna (the producer) said, 'Oh, did you know that Robin Kenyatta was here and he did all his solos over?'" - All About Jazz, 7 Dec. 2004.


Date: October 18, 1975
Location: Radio DRS Studio, Zürich, Switzerland
Label: [radio broadcast]

Ted Curson (ldr), Ted Curson (t), Klaus König (p), Peter Frei (b), Peter Schmidlin (d)

a. 02    Playhouse March - 13:43  (Ted Curson)
b. 03    Quicksand - 13:41  (Ted Curson)
c. 04    Marjo - 11:36  (Ted Curson)

Additional selection "Ida's Tune" (12:50) - composer unknown.


Date: June 27, 1976
Location: Newport Jazz Festival - Carnegie Hall, New York City
Label: [radio broadcast]

Ted Curson (ldr), Chris Woods (as), Nick Brignola (bar), Ted Curson (t), Jim McNeely (p), David Friesen (b), Steve McCall (d), Sam Jacobs (per)

a. 01    Quicksand  (Ted Curson)
b. 02    Dwackdi Mum Fudalik  (Ted Curson)
c. 03    Song Of The Lonely One [aka Ode To Booker Ervin]  (Ted Curson)
d. 04    Reava's Waltz  (Ted Curson)

Voice Of America tapes held by U.S. Library of Congress.


Date: July 1, 1976
Location: New York City
Label: Why Not

Ted Curson (ldr), Ted Curson (t, fh), Jim McNeely (p), Cecil McBee (b), Steve McCall (d)

a. a-01    All The Things You Are - 9:36  (Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II)
     India Navigation LP 12": IN 1054 — Ted Curson & Co.   (1983)
     Why Not LP 12": PA 7153 — Blue Piccolo   
b. a-02    Blue Piccolo - 12:29  (Ted Curson)
     India Navigation LP 12": IN 1054 — Ted Curson & Co.   (1983)
     Why Not LP 12": PA 7153 — Blue Piccolo   
c. b-01    Playhouse March - 7:09  (Ted Curson)
     India Navigation LP 12": IN 1054 — Ted Curson & Co.   (1983)
     Why Not LP 12": PA 7153 — Blue Piccolo   
d. b-02    Song Of The Lonely One [aka Ode To Booker Ervin] - 8:05  (Ted Curson)
     India Navigation LP 12": IN 1054 — Ted Curson & Co.   (1983)
     Why Not LP 12": PA 7153 — Blue Piccolo   
e. b-03    Dwackdi Mum Fudalik - 5:31  (Ted Curson)
     India Navigation LP 12": IN 1054 — Ted Curson & Co.   (1983)
     Why Not LP 12": PA 7153 — Blue Piccolo   
f.     Ted's Tempo  (Ted Curson)
g.     'Round Midnight  (Thelonious Monk, Cootie Williams, Bernie Hanighen)

e listed as "Open The Door" on India Navigation issue.


Date: October 11, 1976
Location: Village Gate, New York City
Label: [radio broadcast]

Ted Curson (ldr), Ted Curson (t)

a.     [unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Broadcast on WRVR-FM. Additional details unknown.


Date: October 16, 1976
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Label: Inner City

Ted Curson (ldr), Chris Woods (f, as), Nick Brignola (sxl, bar), Ted Curson (t, fh, pt, cwb), Andy LaVerne (p), David Friesen (b), Steve McCall (d), Sam Jacobs (cga)

a. a-01    Reava's Waltz - 12:00  (Ted Curson)
b. a-02    Ted's Tempo - 9:00  (Ted Curson)
Both titles on:      Inner City LP 12": IC 1017 — Jubilant Power   (1976)

Date: October 17, 1976
Location: New York City
Label: Inner City

Ted Curson (ldr), Chris Woods (f, as), Nick Brignola (sxl, bar), Ted Curson (t, fh, pt, cwb), Jim McNeely (p), David Friesen (b), Bob Merigliano (d), Sam Jacobs (cga)

a. b-01    Song Of The Lonely One [aka Ode To Booker Ervin] - 7:40  (Ted Curson)
b. b-02    Airi's Tune - 6:23  (Ted Curson)
c. b-03    Searching For The Blues - 6:42  (Ted Curson)
d. b-04    Marjo - 5:45  (Ted Curson)
All titles on:      Inner City LP 12": IC 1017 — Jubilant Power   (1976)

Date: June 9, 1978
Location: Blue Rock Studio, New York City
Label: Interplay

Ted Curson, Dizzy Reece (ldr), Ted Curson (t, fh), Dizzy Reece (t), Claude Williamson (p), Sam Jones (b), Roy Haynes (d)

a. a-01    Stella By Starlight - 6:13  (Victor Young, Ned Washington)
     Trend CD: TRCD 559 — 'Round About Midnight   (1989)
b. a-02    All The Things You Are - 6:16  (Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II)
     Trend CD: TRCD 559 — 'Round About Midnight   (1989)
c. a-03    Bass Conclave - 6:24  (Dizzy Reece)
     Trend CD: TRCD 559 — 'Round About Midnight   (1989)
d. b-01    Moose The Mooche - 5:11  (Charlie Parker)
e. b-02    Marjo - 6:50  (Ted Curson)
     Trend CD: TRCD 559 — 'Round About Midnight   (1989)
f. b-03    Walkin' [aka Gravy] - 8:48  (Jimmy Mundy, Richard Carpenter)
     Trend CD: TRCD 559 — 'Round About Midnight   (1989)
All titles on:      Discovery LP 12": DS 839 — Moose The Mooche   (1982)
     Interplay CD: IP 7716 — Blowin' Away   (1978)

Ted Curson (t) on c, e-f; (fh) on b; Dizzy Reece (t) on a, c, e-f.

Different issues show different timings. Confirmation needed - there is a chance that different takes exist.


Date: January 3, 1979
Location: New York City
Label: Interplay

Ted Curson (ldr), Ted Curson (t, fh, pt, per), Ray Drummond (b), Roy Haynes (d)

a. a-01    Snake Johnson - 7:34  (Ted Curson)
     Trend CD: TRCD 559 — 'Round About Midnight   (1989)
b. a-02    Pent-Up House - 5:48  (Sonny Rollins)
     Trend CD: TRCD 559 — 'Round About Midnight   (1989)
c. a-03    Quicksand - 6:42  (Ted Curson)
d. b-01    Straight Ice - 9:11  (Ted Curson)
e. b-02    'Round Midnight - 10:06  (Thelonious Monk, Cootie Williams, Bernie Hanighen)
     Trend CD: TRCD 559 — 'Round About Midnight   (1989)
All titles on:      Interplay LP 12": IP 7722 — The Trio   

Date: February 22, 1979
Location: Keystone Korner, San Francisco, CA
Label: [private recording]

Ted Curson (ldr), Nick Brignola (ss, bar), Ted Curson (t, pt, per), Julian Priester (tb), Larry Vuckovich (p), James Leary (b), Eddie Marshall (d)

a. 01    Reava's Waltz - 18:08  (Ted Curson)
b. 02    Song Of The Lonely One [aka Ode To Booker Ervin] - 14:27  (Ted Curson)
c. 03    Graft And Corruption - 20:39  (Ted Curson)
d. 04    Stablemates - 12:32  (Benny Golson)
e. 05    Searching For The Blues - 12:53  (Ted Curson)

Nick Brignola (ss) on b-c; (bar) on a, d-e; Ted Curson (t) on a-b, d; (pt) on c, e; (per) on c.

Final selection is incomplete on only known source.

Curson plays agogo bells on c.


Date: January 5, 1980
Location: New York City
Label: Interplay

Ted Curson (ldr), Bill Saxton (ts), Mike Morgenstern (bar), Ted Curson (t, fh, pt, per), Ryo Kawasaki (g), Jim McNeely (p), Mike Richmond (b, eb), Adam Nussbaum (d), Roger 'Montego Joe' Sanders (per)

a. a-01    I Heard Mingus - 9:04  (Ted Curson)
b. a-02    Please, Please, Please Don't Put The Pigsfoot In The Kreplach Soup - 9:15  (Ted Curson)
c. b-01    Lost Her - 10:01  (Ted Curson)
d. b-02    Lin's Garden - 8:00  (Ted Curson, Graham Collier)
     Trend CD: TRCD 559 — 'Round About Midnight   (1989)
All titles on:      Interplay LP 12": IP 7729 — I Heard Mingus   (1980)

Bill Saxton (ts) on b; Mike Morgenstern (bar) on b.


Date: c. late 1980
Label: Chiaroscuro

Ted Curson (ldr), Nick Brignola (ss, bar), Charles I. Williams (as), Bill Barron (ts), Ted Curson (t, fh, pt), Jim McNeely (p), David Friesen (b), Steve McCall (d), Lawrence Killian (per)

a. a-01    Snake Johnson - 7:25  (Ted Curson)
b. a-02    Searching For The Blues - 5:33  (Ted Curson)
c. a-03    Blue Piccolo - 10:40  (Ted Curson)
d. b-01    Dwackdi Mum Fudalik - 7:01  (Ted Curson)
e. b-02    Marjo - 6:40  (Ted Curson)
f. b-03    LSD, Take A Holiday - 5:25  (Ted Curson)
All titles on:      Chiaroscuro LP 12": CR 2028 — Snake Johnson   (1981)

d. listed as Dwackdo Mun Fudalik


Date: November 13, 1982
Location: Willow Jazz Club, Somerville, MA
Label: [radio broadcast]

Ted Curson (ldr), Ted Curson (t), Hugh Lawson (p), John Lockwood (b), Dave Calarco (d)

a. 01    Confirmation - 10:44  (Charlie Parker)
b. 02    Quicksand - 12:33  (Ted Curson)
c. 03    Tears For Dolphy - 9:26  (Ted Curson)
d. 04    Cherokee - 11:56  (Ray Noble)

Date may be November 18, 1982 or there may be two broadcasts. Further details needed.


Date: July 27, 1984
Location: Clusone Jazz Festival, Clusone, Italy
Label: [private recording]

Ted Curson (ldr), Ted Curson (t), Siegfried Kessler (p), Lucio Terzano (b), Ron Pittner (d)

a. 01    Straight No Chaser - 8:40  (Thelonious Monk)
b. 02    'Round Midnight - 8:44  (Thelonious Monk, Cootie Williams, Bernie Hanighen)
c. 03    Graft And Corruption - 12:00  (Ted Curson)
d. 04    Four - 9:21  (Eddie Vinson, Miles Davis)
e. 05    Summertime - 6:56  (George Gershwin, Dubose Heyward)
f. 06    Cherokee - 10:09  (Ray Noble)
g. 07    Misty - 8:47  (Erroll Garner, Johnny Burke)
h. 08    Bye Bye Blackbird - 10:22  (Mort Dixon, Ray Henderson)
i. 09    A Night In Tunisia - 10:20  (Dizzy Gillespie, Frank Paparelli)

Spoken comments by Curson (1:16) precede the third selection.

Clusone Jazz Festival website gives personnel for July 27, 1984 as: Ted Curson (t), Pepper Adams (bar), Sigfried Kessler (p), Santi Debriano (b), Stephen McCraven (d). Confirmation needed.


Date: August 14, 1984
Location: Paris, France
Label: [radio broadcast]

Ted Curson (ldr), Ted Curson (t), Hervé Sellin (p), Ricardo Del Frà (b), Eric Dervieu (d)

a. 01    Straight No Chaser - 13:28  (Thelonious Monk)
b. 02    Lin's Garden - 12:48  (Ted Curson, Graham Collier)
c. 03    Marjo - 8:07  (Ted Curson)
d. 04    You Stepped Out Of A Dream - 11:48  (Nacio Herb Brown, Gus Kahn)
e. 05    Cherokee - 11:59  (Ray Noble)
f. 06    Tune Up - 11:41  (Eddie Vinson, Miles Davis)
g. 08    My Old Flame - 12:58  (Arthur Johnston, Sam Coslow)

Additional selection listed as "Trompinette" (12:42) - composer unknown.


Date: February 18, 1987
Location: Paris, France
Label: [radio broadcast]

Ted Curson (ldr), Nick Brignola (bar), Ted Curson (t)

a.     [unknown titles]  (Composer Unknown)

Other musicians unknown.


Date: August 3, 1994
Location: Fort Napoléon, La Seyne-sur-Mer, France
Label: [private recording]

Ted Curson (ldr), Ted Curson (t, fh, pt, per, v), Norbert Grisot (p), Rémi Vignolo (b), Christian 'Ton-Ton' Salut (d)

a. 01    The Blues Walk [aka Loose Walk; aka Somebody Done Stole My Blues] - 7:54  (Chris Woods)
b. 02    Graft And Corruption - 11:30  (Ted Curson)
c. 03    Flatted Fifth - 9:19  (Ted Curson)
d. 04    Tears For Dolphy - 10:07  (Ted Curson)
e. 05    Reava's Waltz - 9:02  (Ted Curson)

Date: June 23, 1996
Location: New York City
Label: Evidence

Ted Curson (ldr), Mark Gross (f, ss, as), Ted Curson (t, fh, pt, v), Misako Kano (p), Ray Drummond (b), Sylvia Cuenca (d), Everald Brown, Guilherme Franco, Richard 'Congo' James, Daoud-David Williams (per)

a. 01    Lin's Garden - 7:53  (Ted Curson, Graham Collier)
b. 02    Quicksand - 6:59  (Ted Curson)
c. 03    Flatted Fifth - 5:54  (Ted Curson)
d. 04    Tears For Dolphy - 9:19  (Ted Curson)
e. 05    Reava's Waltz - 6:07  (Ted Curson)
f. 06    Watermelon Man [lyric version] - 7:32  (Herbie Hancock, Jon Hendricks)
g. 07    When The Saints Go Marching In - 2:45  (Traditional)
h. 08    Flip, Flop, And Fly - 2:12  (Charles Calhoun, Lou Willie Turner)
i. 09    Song Of The Lonely One [aka Ode To Booker Ervin] - 7:24  (Ted Curson)
All titles on:      Evidence CD: ECD 22182-2 — Traveling On   (1997)

Everald Brown (per) on a-c, f; Guilherme Franco (per) on a-c, f; Richard 'Congo' James (per) on a-c, f; Daoud-David Williams (per) on a-c, f; Ted Curson (v) on f-h.


Date: April 11, 1999
Location: BIOYA Recording Studios, Paterson, NJ
Label: Level Green

Ted Curson (ldr), Ted Curson (t), Lenny Argese (g), Michael Cochrane (p), Calvin Hill (b), Bruce Cox (d)

a. 01    Playhouse March - 6:16  (Ted Curson)
b. 02    Jordu - 6:25  (Irving 'Duke' Jordan)
c. 03    Marjo - 5:39  (Ted Curson)
d. 04    Summertime - 5:58  (George Gershwin, Dubose Heyward)
e. 05    Sugar 'n Spice - 5:50  (Ted Curson)
f. 06    All The Things You Are - 8:52  (Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II)
g. 07    Tin Tin Deo - 8:09  (Dizzy Gillespie, Chano Pozo)
h. 08    Georgia On My Mind - 7:41  (Hoagy Carmichael, Stuart Gorrell)
i. 09    Donna [aka Dig] - 7:49  (Jackie McLean)
j. 10    Milestones [aka Miles] - 5:33  (Miles Davis)
All titles on:      Level Green CD: 22008 — Sugar 'n Spice   (1999)

Date: August 30 & 31, 2006
Location: Sunside, Paris, France
Label: Blue Marge

Ted Curson (ldr), Guillaume Naturel (f), Ted Curson (t, fh, pt, v), Alain Jean-Marie (p), Gilles Naturel (b), Philippe Soirat (d), Julie Saury (cga), Sylvia Howard, Ferhat Öz, Evrim Özsuca, Daiva Starinskaite, Jaanika Ventsel (v)

a.     Caravan  (Duke Ellington, Juan Tizol, Irving Mills)
b.     Tears For Dolphy  (Ted Curson)
c.     Donna [aka Dig]  (Jackie McLean)
d.     'Round Midnight  (Thelonious Monk, Cootie Williams, Bernie Hanighen)
e.     Woody 'n You  (Dizzy Gillespie)
f.     Georgia On My Mind  (Hoagy Carmichael, Stuart Gorrell)
g.     Cantaloupe Island  (Herbie Hancock)
h.     Piima Boogie  (Ted Curson)
i.     Reava's Waltz  (Ted Curson)
j.     Blueberry Hill  (Al Lewis, Vincent Rose, Larry Stock)
k.     Tin Tin Deo  (Dizzy Gillespie, Chano Pozo)
l.     Lover Man  (Roger 'Ram' Ramirez, Jimmy Davis, Jimmy Sherman)
m.     Milestones [aka Miles]  (Miles Davis)
n.     Summertime  (George Gershwin, Dubose Heyward)
o.     Cherokee  (Ray Noble)
p.     Confirmation  (Charlie Parker)
All titles on:      Blue Marge CD: 1009 — Ted Curson In Paris: Live At The Sunside   (2007)

Guillaume Naturel (f) on k; Julie Saury (cga) on g, k; Ted Curson (v) on d, f, h, l, o; Sylvia Howard (v) on b; Ferhat Öz (v) on b; Evrim Özsuca (v) on b; Daiva Starinskaite (v) on b; Jaanika Ventsel (v) on b.

Additional selection - "Blues Medley" - further details needed.
Personnel details need confirmation and participation specifics of Pierrick Pédron (as) are needed.


Date: October 27, 2008
Location: Amphithéâtre Richelieu, Université de la Sorbonne, Paris, France
Label: Elabeth

Ted Curson (ldr), Ricky Ford (ts), Ted Curson (t, fh, pt), Sarah Morrow (tb), Tom McClung (p), Peter Giron (b), Doug Sides (d)

a. 01    Playhouse March  (Ted Curson)
b. 02    Tears For Dolphy  (Ted Curson)
c. 03    Fables Of Faubus  (Charles Mingus)
d. 04    Nostalgia In Times Square  (Charles Mingus)
e. 05    Goodbye Pork Pie Hat  (Charles Mingus)
f. 06    Better Get Hit In Yo' Soul  (Charles Mingus)
All titles on:      Elabeth CD: ELA 621063 — Live In Paris   (2012)