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Eddie Costa

Eddie Costa
Born: Aug 14, 1930 in Atlas, PA
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Died: Jul 28, 1962 in New York, NY
Genre: Jazz
Biography: 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 ...Read full biography
The House of Blue Lights
Released: 1959
Label: DOT Records
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Eddie Costa was probably better known for his work as a vibraphonist than as a pianist during his all too brief career, which ended suddenly after a fatal car crash in 1962. He sticks exclusively to piano ...Read full review
Quintet
Released: 1957
Label: IODA
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Eddie Costa made only a few dates as a leader prior to his sudden death as a result of an automobile accident at the age of 31; this 1957 session is the best of them. Alternating between piano and vibes, ...Read full review
More Eddie Costa albums: Main Albums (5), Compilations (2)