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Eddie Costa

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Born: August 14, 1930 | Died: July 28, 1962    Primary Instrument: Piano

Eddie Costa

Eddie Costa was an American jazz pianist and vibraphonist born in Atlas, Pennsylvania, now based in Pittsburgh. He recorded on vibraphones with pianist Bill Evans. One notable recording with Bill Evans was “Guys and Dolls Like Vibes”, now reissued as “Bill Evans and Eddie Costa, Complete Quartet” on CD.

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....
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Eddie Costa Quintet
VSOP Records (1995)

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