|Studio album by Ted Curson|
|Recorded||July 1, 1976|
|Studio||Vanguard Studios, New York City|
|Ted Curson chronology|
Blue Piccolo is an album by American trumpeter Ted Curson which was recorded in 1976 and first released on the Japanese Whynot label and the on India Navigation in the US as Ted Curson & Co..
Theodore Curson was an American jazz trumpeter.
Whynot Records was a Japanese jazz record label. Several album of their discography were also released on India Navigation.
India Navigation was an American record company and independent record label that specialized in avant-garde jazz in the 1970s and 1980s. It was founded by Bob Cummins, a corporate lawyer who helped jazz musicians with legal matters. Its catalogue included Arthur Blythe, Hamiet Bluiett, Chico Freeman, Cecil McBee, and the Revolutionary Ensemble. In addition to this, some recordings of minimal music, such as Arnold Dreyblatt, Phill Niblock and Joseph Celli, or Tom Johnson, also appeared.
|The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide|
Allmusic awarded the album 4 stars with its review by Scott Yanow stating, "The distinctive trumpeter Ted Curson is well showcased on this LP... As usual his solos are both adventurous and (due to his appealing tone and roots in earlier styles of jazz) fairly accessible. Worth searching for".
All compositions by Ted Curson except as indicated
The flugelhorn is a brass instrument that is usually pitched in B♭ but occasionally found in C. It resembles a trumpet, and the tube has the same length but a wider, conical bore. A type of valved bugle, the flugelhorn was developed in Germany from a traditional English valveless bugle, with the first version sold by Heinrich Stölzel in Berlin in 1828. The valved bugle provided Adolphe Sax with the inspiration for his B♭ soprano (contralto) saxhorns, on which the modern-day flugelhorn is modeled.
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