Saturday, October 18, 2008

Eddie Costa - The House Of Blue Lights (1959)



An amazingly individual and very little known vibes and piano virtuoso who was sadly robbed from jazz in a fatal car accident at the insanely young age of 32 in his last piano trio recording as a leader - a must listen. His approach to the keyboard brings to mind Lennie Tristano, no less.


Personnel:
Eddie Costa (p)
Wendell Marshall (b)
Paul Motian (ds)

Track Listing
1. House of Blue Lights (Gigi Gryce)
2. My Funny Valentine (Rodgers-Hart)
3. Diane (E. Rapee-L. Pollack)
4. Annabelle (Eddie Costa)
5. When I Fall in Love (Heyman-Young)
6. What’s to Ya (Eddie Costa)

Recorded in NYC, Jan. 29 & Feb. 2, 1959

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

gnik said...

pass: b3bop

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i stand corrected...

macc said...

Go and buy it, it is magnificent.

zoot said...

Costa is wonderful working in the lower register. This is another release I've never seen before. You're a real find for anyone following mainstream and hard bop.

aroonie said...

Many thanks for this fine recording.

Great sound to show off Eddie Costa and friends.

Anonymous said...

Great!
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