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Eddie CostaGuys And Dolls Like Vibes ... CD
Verve/Coral, 1958. Used ... $8.99
Forget the theme of this one – because the album's a lot hipper than you'd expect! Sure, it's one of those "jazz meets showtunes" albums – in this case, tunes from Guys & Dolls – but the group's a sharply modern one, and features the vibes of Eddie Costa in a quintet that includes Bill Evans on piano, Wendell Marshall on bass, and Paul Motian on drums – a lineup you can definitely expect to do way more than usual with the tunes! The Evans/Motian axis is especially strong, and frees the tracks from their usual readings – bringing Costa into territory that he rarely hits on record this well – a totall great sound on longish titles that include "Adelaide", "Guys & Dolls", "If I Were A Bell", "I'll Know", and "Luck Be A Lady". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Guys And Dolls Like Vibes (20 bit remaster Japanese pressing) ... CD 12.99

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✨✧ Eddie CostaGuys And Dolls Like Vibes (20 bit remaster Japanese pressing) ... CD
Coral/Universal (Japan), 1958. Used ... $12.99
Forget the theme of this one – because the album's a lot hipper than you'd expect! Sure, it's one of those "jazz meets showtunes" albums – in this case, tunes from Guys & Dolls – but the group's a sharply modern one, and features the vibes of Eddie Costa in a quintet that includes Bill Evans on piano, Wendell Marshall on bass, and Paul Motian on drums – a lineup you can definitely expect to do way more than usual with the tunes! The Evans/Motian axis is especially strong, and frees the tracks from their usual readings – bringing Costa into territory that he rarely hits on record this well – a totall great sound on longish titles that include "Adelaide", "Guys & Dolls", "If I Were A Bell", "I'll Know", and "Luck Be A Lady". CD
(Includes obi.)
Also available Guys And Dolls Like Vibes ... CD 8.99

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John Mehegan & Eddie CostaPair Of Pianos ... LP
Savoy, 1955. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Quite an unusual concept – a pair of pianos at the same time, played by John Mehegan and the late Eddie Costa – with just a bit of bass from Vinnie Burke! Titles include "Laura", "Blues For A Set", "Cheek To Cheek", "Mambo Inn", and "Intermission Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original red label pressing, with deep groove and RVG stamp! Vinyl and cover are nice.)

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✨✧ Eddie Costa/Vinnie BurkeEddie Costa/Vinnie Burke Trio ... CD
Jubilee/Warner (Japan), 1956. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A spare and sweet little set from the team of Eddie Costa and Vinnie Burke – one of the best of the east coast chamber jazz groups of the mid 50s! The pair's trio has Eddie on piano and vibes, Vinnie on bass, and Nick Stabulas on drums – all working together to craft light, rhythmic versions of tunes that really change them up rhythmically – working in the most playful mode of the time to freely create over the top of familiar numbers that include "Fascinating Rhythm", "It Could Happen To You", "Sweet & Lovely", "Yesterdays", and "Let's Do It". The set also features two nice originals – "Unison Blues" and "Pile Driver". CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)
 
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Mike CuozzoMike Cuozzo With The Costa Burke Trio ... CD
Jubilee/Warner (Japan), 1956. New Copy ... $14.99
One of the few albums as a leader from Mighty Mike Cuozzo – a tight tenor player with a great sort of 50s swing! The set's the kind of no-nonsense, well-blown effort you might expect from Sonny Stitt or Seldon Powell at the time – tunes that pack in plenty over a relatively short space – really transformed by Mike's deft talents on the tenor, with a surprising degree of soul in the mix as well! Rhythm is by Eddie Costa on piano, Vinnie Burke on bass, and Nick Stabulas on drums – and the whole thing's got the solid feel of a lost Roost session. Titles include "Blue Jeans", "Bounce For Mike", "Ten AM", "Lover Man", and "That Old Feeling". CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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Eric DolphyVintage Dolphy ... CD
GM, 1962/1963. Used ... $8.99
Some of the most striking Eric Dolphy work we've ever heard – a set of live performances from the years 1962 and 1963 that feature Dolphy in a free-thinking mode that surpasses even the modernism of his classic studio sides! The recordings feature Dolphy amidst a variety of players – including a number of unlikely suspects like Barry Galbraith, Eddie Costa, and Jim Hall – and although some of the tracks have a moody and introspective third stream quality (3 of the numbers are written by Gunther Schuller), others are quite open, and almost have an ESP-like intensity. One longer title is a jam session take on Charlie Parker's "Donna Lee" – recorded with a lineup that includes Phil Woods, Nick Travis, Benny Golson, Don Ellis, and Lalo Schifrin! Other titles include "Iron Man", "Half Note Triplets", "Densities", and "Night Music". CD
(Out of print.)

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Lenny HambroNature of Things ... CD
Epic (Japan), 1956. New Copy ... $9.99
An excellent album of tunes with a cool Konitz-like sound – featuring the vastly under-discovered reed work of Lenny Hambro, with piano by Eddie Costa, and guitar by either Sal Salvador or Barry Galbraith. The tracks are short and angular – but have a particularly soulful groove in the mix, one that's really surprising, considering that the overall package makes you think the record would be some sleepy over-wrought major label jazz side. Swings like a mofo from a label like Storyville or Bethlehem – and with tracks that include "Comin Thru", "Blue Light", "I Love You Much Too Much", "Libation For Celebration", and "My Future Just Passed". CD

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✨✧ Coleman HawkinsHawk Swings ... CD
Crown/Boplicity (UK), 1960. Used ... $6.99
Massive later music from Coleman Hawkins – a date that might be easy to overlook, given the unassuming package – but one that really features that newfound mix of modernism and soul that graced the later years of Hawk! The setting is a bit unusual, but that's part of the charm – as Hawkins' tenor comes into play with the trumpet of Thad Jones, piano and vibes of Eddie Costa, bass of George Duvivier, and drums of Osie Johnson – a group who are mostly easygoing, and really let Coleman take the lead – although Jones gets in a few great moments too! Titles include "Cloudy", "Almost Dawn", "Stake Out", "Cross Town", and "Shadows". CD

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Shelly Manne2 3 4 ... CD
Impulse/GRP, Early 60s. Used ... $9.99
A surprisingly great Shelly Manne album from the early 60s – one that follows a format that has Shelly playing in duo format ("2"), trio ("3"), and quartet ("4") – hence the title! The duo track is incredible – a spare duet with Coleman Hawkins called "Me & Some Drums" – improvised between Manne and Hawkins, stretching for 6 minutes, with a sound that's a high point in the career of both players! The trio work features Shelly with Eddie Costa on vibes and piano and George Duvivier on bass – and the quartet sides bring Hawkins back, alongside Hank Jones' piano and more bass by Duvivier. The whole thing's great – as much for Hawkins as it is for Manne – and titles include "The Sicks Of Us", "Slowly", "Take The A Train", "Lean On Me", and "Me & Some Drums". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available 2 3 4 ... LP 14.99

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Shelly Manne2 3 4 ... LP
Impulse, Early 60s. Very Good- ... $14.99
A surprisingly great Shelly Manne album from the early 60s – one that follows a format that has Shelly playing in duo format ("2"), trio ("3"), and quartet ("4") – hence the title! The duo track is incredible – a spare duet with Coleman Hawkins called "Me & Some Drums" – improvised between Manne and Hawkins, stretching for 6 minutes, with a sound that's a high point in the career of both players! The trio work features Shelly with Eddie Costa on vibes and piano and George Duvivier on bass – and the quartet sides bring Hawkins back, alongside Hank Jones' piano and more bass by Duvivier. The whole thing's great – as much for Hawkins as it is for Manne – and titles include "The Sicks Of Us", "Slowly", "Take The A Train", "Lean On Me", and "Me & Some Drums". LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent EU pressing on Wax Time.)
Also available 2 3 4 ... CD 9.99

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TwennynineTwennynine With Lenny White ... CD
Elektra (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... $9.99
One of the best ever records from Twennynine – produced and arranged by Lenny White & Larry Dunn – jazzy modern soul at it's dawn of the decade finest! Twennynine With Lenny White is way at the front of the pack of a lot of the 80s groove elements to follow in its wake – with popping basslines, heavy bass pedals, compressed guitar riffs and a really insistent overall groove! The record's got a pretty straight R&B feel, but thanks to White's nice production, there's a lot of good fusion elements in the mix – which raises the album a step above, and makes it groove nicely. The group features keyboards by Skip Anderson, doing a great job stepping in for Don Blackman, with lead vocals by Tanya Willoughby, synths by Larry Dunn, percussion by Paulinho De Costa, guitar by Eddie Martinez, bass by Barry Johnson and others. Titles include "My Melody", "Kid Stuff", "Fancy Dancer", "Slip Away", "We Had To Break Away", and "Love & Be Loved". CD

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VariousJazz Dispensary – Cosmic Stash (4LP translucent colored vinyl box set) (2016 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Fantasy, 1960s/1970s. New Copy 4LPs ... $79.99
Psychedelic, funky, cosmic soul jazz from the deep archives of the late 60s and 1970s-era Fantasy family of labels – a 4LP Cosmic Stash by a who's who of favorites – with Bernard Purdie, Eddie Jefferson, Ronnie Foster, Isaac Hayes, Blackbyrds, Johnny Hammond Smith, Paulinho Da Costa, Lafayette Afro Rock Band, Funk Inc, Pleasure, David Axelrod, Charles Earland, Gary Bartz NTU Troop, Flora Purim, Pharoah Sanders and more! Wow! The box set is really nicely-packaged, with the 4LPs sequenced in stylistically coherent – anthologized on 4LPs titled to give you a strong sense of the sounds – Soul Diesel, Purple Funk, OG Kush and Astral Travelin' – each with it's own "prescription label" and translucent-colored vinyl. Gimmicky, sure, but it a fun way, and there's not arguing with the strength of the grooves! Includes "Cold Sweat" by Bernard Purdie, "Got Myself A Good Man" by Pucho & The Latin Soul Brothers, "Greeze" by Charles Kynard, "Psychedelic Sally" by Eddie Jefferson", "Mystic Brew" by Ronnie Foster, "Free Angela" by Bayete, "EVA" by Jean-Jacques Perrey, "Mysterious Vibes" by Blackbyrds, "Life Is Funky" by Round Robin Monopoly, "Bouncy Lady" by Pleasure, "The Hump" by Patrice Rushen, "Leaving This Planet" by Charles Earland, "Astral Traveling" by Pharoah Sanders, "Tawhid" by Johnny Lytle and much more. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Gigi GryceReminiscin' ... LP
Mercury, Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great lost date from the wonderful Gigi Gryce – a set that features the altoist in an sextet, but often swinging with a looser vibe than on some of his better-known albums from the 50s! There's a mix of soulful and modern here that's not unlike the Art Farmer/Benny Golson Jazztet – both players of Gryce's same postwar generation, and coincidentally recording for Mercury at the same time. Although the groove here is definitely different – less emphasis on the bottom, and more on the top – not just Gryce's wonderfully raspy alto, but also the trumpet of Richard Williams too. All other players are great as well – and Eddie Costa brings in some sweet vibes – in a lineup that also features Richard Wyands on piano, and either Reggie Workman or George Duvivier on bass, and either Walter Perkins or Bob Thomas on drums. Tracks include "Reminiscing", "Gee Blues Gee", "Blue Light", and "Night In Tunisia". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ Sal SalvadorKenton Presents Sal Salvador (10 inch LP) ... LP
Capitol, 1954. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great early session from a vastly underrated guitarist – the great Sal Salvador, a heck of a single note player with a really wonderful sound. The session's a small group one, and features Salvador on both guitar and a bit of vibes – working with players that include Eddie Costa, Jimmy Campbell, and Jimmy Gannon. The tunes are nothing fancy, but do have a slightly off-kilter feel that we really appreciate – with just the right touches of modern to keep things from being in that sleepier camp of 50s guitar jazz. Titles include "Now See Here", "Salutations", "Boo Boo Be Doop", and "Wheels". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label Demonstration pressing.)

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✨✧ Tubby HayesTubby The Tenor ... LP
Epic, Early 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
A great album that Brit tenor giant Tubby Hayes recorded on a trip to the U.S. during the early 60's. The set's a great batch of hard bop tracks recorded during the same time that Epic was doing great stuff like the Dave Bailey LPs, or some of the Charlie Rouse solo records. Dave Bailey's on drums, Horace Parlan's on piano, Clark Terry plays trumpet, and Eddie Costa plays vibes. The LP is magnificent, and perfectly captures Hayes' genius on the tenor in a way that few of his other recordings ever do. Tracks include "Pint Of Bitter", "Opus Ocean", "Soon", and "You For Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original yellow & black label mono pressing. Cover has light wear & some pen on the back.)

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✨✧ Murder Inc (Irving Joseph)Murder Inc ... CD
Time/GAD (Poland), 1960. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A very cool little record – one that imagines itself as a crime jazz soundtrack for a movie that doesn't exist – yet manages to come across with all the best styles of the time, with a quality to rival the best from Henry Mancini, Pete Rugolo, and Elmer Bernstein! Like famous scores by all of those artists, the work here features a strong array of jazz musicians and studio giants, coming together in tight formation to create these cuts that have a very vivid feel overall – music that's instantly able to paint these brilliant little pictures in sound, with dynamic energy that comes not just from the group as a whole,b ut also from strong breakout solo moments! The set includes vibes from Eddie Costa, trumpet from Lou Mucci, bass from George Duvivier, guitars from Barry Galbraith and Bucky Pizzarelli, percussion from Phil Kraus, and a whole lot of great reeds from Phil Bodner – on a set of original titles that include "State's Evidence", "Third Degree", "We The Jury", "Prison Break", "Stool Pigeon", and "Bad Day In Brooklyn" CD

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✨✧ Sal SalvadorShades Of Sal Salvador ... LP
Bethlehem, 1957. Used ... Out Of Stock
Wonderful 50s work from guitarist Sal Salvador – a record that features some great work by Phil Woods on alto sax! Given that Sal often recorded in a small combo mode that usually highlighted his guitar in the lead, the presence of Woods is really a nice surprise here – especially since Phil's at that key early point in his career, when he was playing with a raspy edge that could really add a lot to a session! The players here shift a bit from track to track – and Woods is on 7 of the album's 11 tracks – joined on some of the best by Eddie Bert on trombone and Eddie Costa on vibes. Titles include "Joe & Me", "Carioca", "Delighted", "I've Got A Feelin", "I Hadn't Anyone Til You", and "Took The Spook". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear and aging.)
 
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VariousCoco May May – 1955 to 1962 Spanish Harlem Dancefloor Fillers – The Afro-Cuban Roots Of Boogaloo ... LP
Grossoi (Spain), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $22.99
Great Latin groovers from the end of the 50s and start of the 60s – all tracks that are tight, upbeat, and filled with a lively mix of rhythm and jazz – all at a level that's designed to showcase the sorts of modes that led to the development of Latin Soul and boogaloo a few years later! These tracks aren't your usual cha cha or charanga numbers – and instead, many of them have some pretty fierce percussion, and strong solos that break out from the pack and really give the music a lot of spirit – the kind of subtle hipper touches the younger scene was bringing to bear against the bigger, more standard orchestras of the period. Titles include "Dry Coconuts" by La Playa Sextet, "Coco May May" by Jack Costanzo, "Pachanga En Changa" by Joe Quijano, "A Gozar Timbero" by Cachao, "Conmigo" by Eddie Palmieri, "Guajira Y Tambo" by Ray Barretto, "Gueita Caiman" by Fantasmita, "Las Bobitas" by Roberto Faz, "El Divorcio" by Arsenio Rodriguez, and "Anabacoa" by Pio Leyva with Bebo Valdes. LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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