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Eddie CostaEddie Costa Quintet (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Mode/VAP (Japan), 1957. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
An extremely great album from Eddie Costa – one of the best of the all-great Mode sessions from 1957! In what is an odd meeting of players, especially for the label, Eddie's piano and vibes meet up with Art Farmer's trumpet, the alto of Phil Woods, bass of Teddy Kotick, and drums of Paul Motian – all of whom work together with the fluidity and soulfulness of some of the best Prestige sessions of the time. The horn work is tremendous – and it's hard to remember Woods sounding this great on other albums of the time, really cutting an edge next to Farmer's trumpet – which also has an incredible tone for the album, right up there with his Farmer's Market record! Titles include "Big Ben", "Blues Plus Eight", "Stretch In F", and "Get Out Of The Road". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Eddie Costa/Mat Mathews/Don ElliottEddie Costa Trio With Rolf Kuhn & Dick Johnson/Mat Mathews & Don Elliott At Newport ... LP
Verve, 1957. Very Good ... $4.99
One of the most modern performances from Verve's recording of the 1957 Newport Festival – and one of the most obscure, too! Side one features a hip trio with Eddie Costa on piano, plus Rolf Kuhn on clarinet and Dick Johnson on alto – both unusual horn players to feature with Eddie! Side two features three tracks by the Mat Mathews quartet with Hank Jones on piano – and three more by an unusual group that has Don Elliott on mellophone and vibes, with Bill Evans on piano! LP, Vinyl record album
(Trumpeter logo pressing, with deep groove. Vinyl has a short click on one track, and cover has some light wear.)

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Bill Evans & Eddie CostaComplete Quartet Recordings (Guys & Dolls Love Vibes, plus more) ... CD
Decca/Lonehill (Spain), 1958. Used ... $9.99
An unusual repackaging of the Decca album Guys & Dolls Love Vibes – originally issued under Eddie Costa's name as the leader, and presented here with a bonus track by the same pairing of Costa and Evans! If you're put off by showtune-oriented jazz sessions, forget the theme of this one and just open your ears – because the album's a lot hipper than you'd expect! Sure, it's one of those "jazz meets Broadway" 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, Wendell Marshall, and Paul Motian. 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 again for years. Titles include "Adelaide", "Guys & Dolls", "If I Were A Bell", "I'll Know", and "Luck Be A Lady". The bonus track is "Django", performed by a group that includes Evans & Costa, from the Michel Legrand Legrand Jazz sessions in 1958. CD
(Out of print.)

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Clark Terry/Coleman HawkinsEddie Costa – Memorial Concert ... CD
Colpix (Japan), 1962. Used ... $6.99
An interesting tribute to the passing of pianist Eddie Costa – mostly because the overall feel is much more in a soulful hardbop mode, quite different than the modern and chamber sides that Costa cut during the 50s! Side one features work by the Clark Terry quartet – with Terry on trumpet, Dick Hyman on piano, Art Davis on drums, and Osie Johnson on bass – and side two features and even better group led by Coleman Hawkins – with Hawk blowing in that great late solo style of his, alongside players that include Sonny Clark, Roy Haynes, and Chuck Israels. Tracks on the album are all long and intimate – mellow, but soulful, with plenty of interesting solo space. Titles include "The Simple Waltz", "Just You, Just Me", "I'm Confessin", and "Things Ain't What They Used To Be". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Clark Terry/Coleman HawkinsEddie Costa – Memorial Concert ... CD
Colpix/Warner (Japan), 1962. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An interesting tribute to the passing of pianist Eddie Costa – mostly because the overall feel is much more in a soulful hardbop mode, quite different than the modern and chamber sides that Costa cut during the 50s! Side one features work by the Clark Terry quartet – with Terry on trumpet, Dick Hyman on piano, Art Davis on drums, and Osie Johnson on bass – and side two features and even better group led by Coleman Hawkins – with Hawk blowing in that great late solo style of his, alongside players that include Sonny Clark, Roy Haynes, and Chuck Israels. Tracks on the album are all long and intimate – mellow, but soulful, with plenty of interesting solo space. Titles include "The Simple Waltz", "Just You, Just Me", "I'm Confessin", and "Things Ain't What They Used To Be". CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)
Also available Eddie Costa – Memorial Concert ... CD 6.99
 
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Don BagleyJazz On The Rocks ... LP
Regent, 1957. Very Good- ... $29.99
An obscure little Savoy jazz session – recorded by a group led by bassist Don Bagley, but featuring some especially great work from alto saxophonist Phil Woods! Woods is captured here at a real turning point in his career – that late 50s time when he was putting away some of his more bop-leaning tendencies, and hitting a sound that was modern, yet warm – exploratory, yet always soulfully in the pocket! The Woods solos alone are the main reason we love this record so much – but the set also features excellent work from Sal Salvador on guitar, Charlie Persip on drums, and Eddie Costa on both piano and vibes. The track list is all original material by Bagley, with a few tunes that really stretch out nicely – and titles include "Batter Up", "Bull Pen", "Come Out Swingin", "Hold In There", and "Miss De Minor". LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label pressing with deep groove. Cover has a split top seam and spine.)

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Chris ConnorJazz Date With Chris Connor (Japanese pressing – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1956. Used ... $6.99
They got the "jazz date" right in the title on this one – as Chris Connor works here with some exceptional small combo backing – all in a mode that almost takes her back to the earliest sound of her first few records on Bethlehem! Ralph Sharon's the maestro here – handling all the arrangements for a few small combos with players who include Oscar Pettiford on bass, Sam Most on flute, Eddie Costa on vibes, Joe Puma on guitar, and Lucky Thompson and Al Cohn on tenor – all modern-minded players who turn out to be a really great fit for Connor on the date. A few numbers even feature added Latin percussion from Mongo Santamaria – and titles include "All I Need Is You", "Driftwood", "Fancy Free", "It Only Happens When I Dance With You", and "Lonely Town". CD features 2 bonus tracks – "Misty" and "Senor Blues". CD
(90s Japanese pressing.)

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Tal FarlowFuerst Set ... LP
Xanadu, 1956. Very Good+ ... $9.99
One of the best Tal Farlow albums from the 50s – and very different than any of his other sides from the time! The album was issued in 1975, and features the release of an obscure after-hours set that guitarist Farlow recorded in 1956 with Eddie Costa on piano and Vinnie Burke on bass. The trio grooves along in a wonderful way, very open-ended, which brings out a whole new side of Farlow's soloing style. The tracks are all quite long, and titles include "Jordu", "Have You Met Miss Jones", "Opus De Funk", and "Out Of Nowhere", which features a bit of vocalizing by Gene Williams. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, sticker spot, small seam splits, and a promo ink stamp on back.)

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Tal FarlowSecond Set ... LP
Xanadu, 1956/1977. Very Good+ ... $7.99
A second batch of tracks to be issued from a rare after-hours session that Farlow cut in 1956 with Eddie Costa on piano and Vinnie Burke on bass. Like the first volume, this one's got a wonderfully easy feel – and even though the material wasn't issued until the 70s, it's a key part of Farlow's 50s catalog, as it's got him soloing long and free, really working his magical tone into a frenzy! Tracks are all quite long, and titles include "All The Things You Are", "Let's Do It", and "Yesterdays". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has sticker remannts and a Sample sticker.)

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Tal FarlowThis Is Tal Farlow ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1958. Used ... $9.99
Guitar jazz genius from the amazing Tal Farlow – working here at the height of his powers on a classic session for Verve – a real standout album from the 50s, and one with some slightly more modern overtones than even other Farlow sessions at the time! Part of the strength of the set is the piano work of Eddie Costa – which dances nicely in between the notes, often creating the same sense of counterpoint and interplay as on Costa's excellent albums with Sal Salvador from the same period. Farlow's tone is amazing throughout – rough and pointed, yet always fluid – and titles include "Lean On Me", "The More I See You", "Stella By Starlight", "Topsy", "All The Things You Are", and "Wonder Why". CD
(Out of print.)

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Bill Harris, Joe Wilder, Bobby Jaspar, Pepper AdamSoul Of Jazz ... LP
Savoy/World Wide, Late 50s. Very Good- ... $14.99
A cool chapter in the Savoy Records blowing session scene of the late 50s – an unusual group with Bill Harris on trombone, Bobby Jaspar on tenor, Joe Wilder on trumpet, Pepper Adams on baritone, Eddie Costa on piano, George Duvivier on bass, and Art Taylor on drums. Billy Ver Planck handled arrangements – and titles include "You Gotta Be A Good Man", "Each Side Of The River", "What Could I Do", and "Where You Gonna Run To". LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy gold label pressing, with a deep groove. Cover split top & bottom seams, a large name in marker, with some old masking tape along the bottom. Label has some marker.)

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Coleman HawkinsHawk Swings (Custom/United Superior pressing) ... LP
Custom, Mid 50s. Very Good ... $3.99
An obscure session that was nearly lost, because it was issued on a cheapo label – but which features some really great work from Coleman Hawkins! The format is small combo, with long tracks that really open up – and Hawk is blowing in that fantastic mode that he began to use a lot around the end of the 50s. His tone is incredible – at once deep and soulful, but also touched with some raspiness and a bit of a biting reed approach – almost a bit of Sonny Rollins at times, with a sound that really makes us want to listen to more work from this fruitful (and overlooked) time in Hawk's career! Players include Thad Jones on trumpet, Eddie Costa on piano and vibes, George Duvivier on bass, and Osie Johnson on drums – and titles include "Bean In Orbit", "Stalking", "Moodsville", and "Hassle". LP, Vinyl record album

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Herbie MannYardbird Suite ... CD
Savoy, 1957. Used ... $8.99
Very early work from Herbie Mann – delivered with a lot more fire than some of his later sides! The album's kind of a blend of bop and the 50s chamber jazz mode from which Mann emerged – played with a strong combo that includes Eddie Costa on vibes, Joe Puma on guitar, and Phil Woods on alto sax – plus rhythm from Wendell Marshall on bass and Bobby Donaldson on drums. The overall feel here is somewhat similar to some of the sides that other players recorded for the Dawn label, but with a bit less precision, and more in the freer blowing mode of mid 50s sessions on Savoy 50s. Herbie plays both tenor and flute on the date – the former of which is a surprising treat, and really adds an edge to the set! Titles include "Yardbird Suite", "Here's That Mann", "One For Tubby", and "Opicana". CD
(Out of print, booklet has some light wear.)

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Gary McFarland/Bob BrookmeyerHow To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying/Gloomy Sunday & Other Bright Moments ... CD
Verve, 1961. Used ... $11.99
How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, a very swingin' instrumental version of the score to this goofy musical, arranged and conducted by Gary McFarland, with a batch of players like Clark Terry, Oliver Nelson, Phil Woods, and Joe Newman – so you know the whole thing's tight and groovy. Includes nice renditions of "Grand Old Ivy", "Happy To Keep His Dinner Warm", and "Paris Original". Gloomy Sunday & Other Bright Moments is an overlooked treat recorded at a time when Verve was briefly exploring the jazz orchestra format in the early 60s – through recordings by Stan Getz, Jimmy Guiffre, and here, Bob Brookmeyer. The record features a set of tracks written and/or arranged by Brookmeyer, with help from contemporaries like Eddie Sauter, Ralph Burns, and Gary McFarland – all of whom were doing similar work for Verve at the time. Players are strong all around – and include Hank Jones, Eddie Costa, Gene Quill, Phil Woods, Nick Travis, Al Cohn, and Phil Bodner – and titles include "Some Of My Best Friends", "Gloomy Sunday", "Where Oh Where", "Days Gone By Oh My", and "Ho Hum". CD
(Out of print.)

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Murder Inc (Irving Joseph)Murder Inc+ ... LP
Time, Early 60s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $19.99
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" LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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Jackie ParisSings The Lyrics Of Ira Gershwin (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Time/Solid (Japan), 1960. New Copy ... $16.99
Great stuff from Jackie Paris – one of the hipper male vocalists of the 50s, a singer that we'd rank in an elite small group with Mark Murphy or Matt Dennis for cool small combo singing! The album's one of Jackie's best – based around Gershwin tunes, but done with a hip jazzy feel – great small combo backing from players who include Phil Bodner on flute and sax, Joe Wilder on trumpet, Barry Galbraith on guitar, Eddie Costa on vibes, and Roy Haynes on drums – all musicians who keep things cool throughout. Titles include "Girl Of The Moment", "Let's Take A Walk Around The Block", "Sure Thing", "My Ship", "One Life To Live", and "For The Life of Me". CD features a whopping big 7 bonus tracks – all alternate takes from the session! CD

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TwennynineTwennynine With Lenny White (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Elektra/Atlantic (Japan), 1980. Used ... $11.99
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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Chuck WayneString Fever ... CD
Vik/Euphoria, 1957. Used ... $14.99
One of the livelier albums cut by guitarist Chuck Wayne – a player who's sometimes heard in some very mellow settings! This set's got Chuck's guitar in a variety of small groups throughout the session – with players that include Gene Quill on alto, Caesar Di Mauro on tenor, Don Joseph on trumpet, and Eddie Costa on vibes and piano – all well suited with a nice mix of modern small group styles, in a mode that's not unlike some of the sides that Joe Puma cut with Costa. There's a tightly arranged feel at some points, but a more laidback one at others – and Wayne's guitar rings out nicely in the mix, on tracks that include "Lover Man", "Rockabye Bay", "Body & Soul", "Snuggled On Your Shoulder", "Carmel", and "Love For Sale". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Phil Woods, Gene Quill, Jackie McLean, & OthersBird Feathers ... CD
Prestige, 1957. Used ... $13.99
A really great title for this classic late 50s set – as the record showcases a host of young alto players who've all come up in the generation of Charlie Parker – but who are each bringing their own sense of style to the instrument! There's hardly any "bird feathers" here – as the Charlie Parker modes are never used slavishly, but instead as a way to sprout wings and really take off in new direction – a difference that really comes through wonderfully on the tracks that feature two different altoists playing together. Titles include Phil Woods and Gene Quill on alto on "Solar" and "Airegin"; Jackie McLean and John Jenkins on alto on "Bird Feathers"; and Hal McKusick on alto with Billy Byers on trombone and Eddie Costa on piano – on the tracks "Interim", "Don't Worry Bout Me", and "Con Alma". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Mundell LoweBlues For A Stripper (aka Satan In High Heels) ... LP
Charlie Parker/Modern Harmonic, 1962. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Great music from jazz guitarist Mundell Lowe – a set that was originally written as the soundtrack for an early 60s sexploitation film, Satin In High Heels – but which works equally well as a jazz album on its own! Lowe's in a slightly different setting than on some of his earlier records – working with larger arrangements that include a rich array of sounds and tunes from Eddie Costa on piano and vibes, Clark Terry and Joe Newman on trumpets, Al Cohn and Oliver Nelson on tenor, Jimmy Cleveland on trombone, and Phil Woods on alto sax – an all-star lineup who make the music sound way better than you might expect! Lowe's guitar gets a lot of center space in the sound – providing the right sort of slinky, crime jazz-styled elements – and titles include "Coffee Coffee", "Lake In the Woods", "Pattern Of Evil", "Blues For A Stripper", and "East Side Drive In". Nice jazzy sound, and a very sexy theme! LP, Vinyl record album
(On colored vinyl!)

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✨✧ Joe PumaJoe Puma – Quartet & Trio – Jazz ... CD
Jubilee/Warner (Japan), 1957. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Mellow modernism from Joe Puma – one of those guitarists who appeared on countless 50s sessions, then really seemed to disappear from records as the 60s wore on. This album's one of Puma's best – an easily swinging session that flows with warm group interplay, and which never seems to get bogged down in the traps that sometimes plagued sessions of this nature. Side one features a trio with Puma on guitar, Eddie Costa on vibes, and Oscar Pettiford on bass – a very good choice to accompany the other two – and side two features Puma and Pettiford, plus Bill Evans on piano and Paul Motian on drums. Titles include "Mother Of Earl", "Stablemates", "Ubas", and "Blues For Midge". CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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✨✧ Mundell LoweBlues For A Stripper (aka Satan In High Heels) ... CD
Charlie Parker/Modern Harmonic, 1962. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Great music from jazz guitarist Mundell Lowe – a set that was originally written as the soundtrack for an early 60s sexploitation film, Satin In High Heels – but which works equally well as a jazz album on its own! Lowe's in a slightly different setting than on some of his earlier records – working with larger arrangements that include a rich array of sounds and tunes from Eddie Costa on piano and vibes, Clark Terry and Joe Newman on trumpets, Al Cohn and Oliver Nelson on tenor, Jimmy Cleveland on trombone, and Phil Woods on alto sax – an all-star lineup who make the music sound way better than you might expect! Lowe's guitar gets a lot of center space in the sound – providing the right sort of slinky, crime jazz-styled elements – and titles include "Coffee Coffee", "Lake In the Woods", "Pattern Of Evil", "Blues For A Stripper", and "East Side Drive In". Nice jazzy sound, and a very sexy theme! CD

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✨✧ Zoot Sims, Phil Woods, and OthersJazz Mission To Moscow ... CD
Colpix/Warner (Japan), 1962. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Jazz from the heart of the cold war – not actually recorded in Moscow, but featuring a bunch of hip players on their return from a tour of the Soviet Union – a historic moment in which west met east, with some groovy jazz in the offing! Apart from the tenor of Zoot Sims and alto of Phil Woods, the record also features flute and alto from Jerry Dodgion, trombone from Willie Dennis, trumpets from Markie Markowitz and Jimmy Maxwell, and piano from Eddie Costa – and the set features arrangements from Al Cohn on tracks that hit the 5 minute range – tight at the top, with breakaway solos, as you might hear during some of the Cohn/Sims sides for RCA during the 50s! Titles include "Let's Dance", "Mission To Moscow", "The Sochi Boatman", and the obligatory "Russian Lullaby". CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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✨✧ Frank SocolowSounds By Socolow ... CD
Bethlehem/Solid (Japan), 1956. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A real lost gem on Bethlehem Records – and one of the few albums to feature this tremendous saxophonist in the lead! Frank Socolow was one of the great unsung reed players of the 50s – and although he lay hidden in some of the larger combos of the early part of the decade, he thankfully got to cut this excellent album as a leader for Bethlehem in the middle part of the decade! The record features a nicely stripped-down combo – with Eddie Bert on trombone, Sal Salvador on guitar, and Eddie Costa on piano – and the overall feel is icy and cool, with distinct touches of Lee Konitz, and a tightly arranged sound which then lets Frank break out strongly against on his solos. Titles include "Miss Finegold", "Little Joe", "Farfel", "Swing Low Sweet Socolow", and "I Love You". One we almost never see on vinyl, either! CD
 
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✨✧ Freddie HubbardSkagly ... CD
Columbia/Wounded Bird, 1980. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The title reads like a typo, but the album's a great set of smooth fusion from Freddie Hubbard – self-produced, and almost a summation of all the styles he'd mastered in the 70s! The session's never too over the top or too ambitious – just features Freddie working with a hip group in a laidback setting – blowing lean and mellow lines that almost take him back to his best CTI funk. The group features Billy Childs on keyboards, Hadley Caliman on tenor and flute, and some guest work by George Duke and Paulinho Da Costa – on titles that include "Skagly", "Rustic Celebration", "Happiness Is Now", and "Cascais". CD
 
 
 



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