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Ted Curson
Ted and his Model 111 Case

Raw Brass cases are selected by traveling trumpet players because of their proven durability. Ted Curson recently sent us these shots of his custom Yellow & Royal Blue Model 111 case. These bright colors are a lot of fun and it's sure hard to lose this case!

Ted is perhaps best-known for recording and performing with Charles Mingus.

Curson got interested in playing trumpet through the fact that the local newspaper salesman had a silver trumpet that he was playing on the streets while selling newspapers. Curson's father could not afford a trumpet and besides, he wanted Ted to become an alto player like his idol, Louis Jordan. Finally, when Ted was 10 years old, his father found an old trumpet for him in the Navy Yard. He soon after formed a band, the Bebop Trio, with friends from the neighborhood.

Ready to Roll

Curson attended Granoff Musical Conservatory. At the suggestion of Miles Davis, he moved to New York in 1956. In 1961 he recorded his first record with pianist Cecil Taylor.

Curson is a resident of Montclair, New Jersey.

Ted's Model 111

For more information about Ted Curson:

Atypical Ted
We Shall Not Soon Forget
YouTube Videos
Ted's Recordings
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