Eddie Costa emerged from an unlikely background into a heralded -- if too brief -- career in jazz. Born in a rural coal mining town, Costa studied piano with his brother Bill and developed a taste for the swing greats; later, exposure to Bud Powell turned him to bop. Self-taught on vibes, Costa became known as an excellent sight reader, which produced a lot of studio work. On piano, his trademark sound was the emphasis of the middle and lower registers while nearly ignoring the top two octaves. In addition to recording as a sideman with Tal Farlow, Woody Herman, Johnny Smith, the Bob Brookmeyer-Clark Terry Quintet, and Bill Evans, Costa led his own trio and quintet dates. Sadly, most of Costa's recorded output remains unavailable on CD, with the notable exception of the VSOP reissue of his Quintet LP. Costa died when his car careened off of a busy New York parkway in 1962. ~ Ken Dryden, Rovi

Eddie Costa ‎– The House Of Blue Lights (1959)
Eddie Costa - Guys And Dolls ( Full Album )
The Eddie Costa - Vinnie Burke Trio ( Full Album )
Eddie Costa Quintet ‎– Eddie Costa Quintet ( Full Album )
Eddie Costa Quartet - I've Never Been in Love Before
Bill Evans & Eddie Costa Quartet - If I Were a Bell
Eddie Costa - When I Fall in Love
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