Ted Curson Plays Fire Down Below

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Ted Curson Plays Fire Down Below
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Studio album by Ted Curson
Released 1963
Recorded December 10, 1962
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
Genre Jazz
Length 30:44
Label Prestige PRLP 7263
Producer Ozzie Cadena
Ted Curson chronology
Plenty of Horn
(1961)Plenty of Horn1961
Ted Curson Plays Fire Down Below
Tears for Dolphy
(1964)Tears for Dolphy1964

Ted Curson Plays Fire Down Below is an album by American trumpeter Ted Curson which was recorded in 1962 and released on the Prestige label.[1]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow stated, "The main fault of this otherwise superior CD reissue is that there are only 31 minutes of music... Curson, 27 at the time, is heard in top form on one of the very few of his sessions to be reissued ".[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Fire Down Below" (Lester Lee, Ned Washington) - 4:36
  2. "The Very Young" (Harold Little, Herb Sacker) - 4:39
  3. "Baby Has Gone Bye Bye" (Robert Allen, Allan Roberts) - 4:38
  4. "Show Me" (Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe) - 4:26
  5. "Falling in Love With Love" (Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers) - 5:29
  6. "Only Forever" (Johnny Burke, James V. Monaco) - 6:56



  1. ^ Prestige Records discography accessed December 5, 2012
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed December 5, 2012