Guys and Dolls Like Vibes (audiophile 180gr. Hq Vinyl)
  • Coral CRL57230 Coral CRL57230

Eddie Costa

Guys and Dolls Like Vibes (audiophile 180gr. Hq Vinyl)

Jazz Workshop Vinyl

Eddie Costa (vib), Bill Evans (p), Wendell Marshall (b), Paul Motian (d)

Reference: JW-008 LP

This JAZZ WORSHOP album is available once again in a very limited edition

Format: LP / 12" / 33rpm / MONO
Catalogue Reference: JW-008
Recording Year: 1958
Country of Pressing: SPAIN
Comments: Sealed New Copy
Reissue of the original Coral CRL 57230
Cover Grade: MINT
Vinyl Grade: MINT

Side One:

1. Guys And Dolls (6:43)
2. Adelaide (8:27)
3. If I Were A Bell (5:05)

Side Two:

1. Luck Be A lady (6:20)
2. I've Never Been In Love Before (6:56)
3. I'll Know (6:04)

All selections composed by Frank Loesser

Originally issued in Mono on Coral CRL 57230


Eddie Costa (vibes), Bill Evans (piano), Wendell Marshall (bass), and Paul Motian (drums).

Recorded in New York, on January 15 & 17, 1958

Produced by Bryan Koniarz

Original liner notes by Burt Korall
Cover photo: Bob Parent



"The reissue of Eddie Costa's Guys and Dolls Like Vibes once again makes available one of his few dates as a leader. A talented vibraphonist (and also pianist, though he doesn't play it on this 1958 session), Costa leads a sterling quartet with the legendary Bill Evans on piano (although he was just starting to get noticed by the jazz press at the time), Wendell Marshall on bass, and drummer Paul Motian, in a Frank Loesser songbook taken from the musical Guys and Dolls. Costa and Evans mesh beautifully throughout, and Costa's solos are well crafted, particularly his long feature on the up-tempo opener, "Guys and Dolls." The leader goes from a soft bell-like a cappella introduction to "If I Were a Bell" to a suddenly driving arrangement, in which Evans sits out the first full chorus before gradually working his way in. Liner note writer Dick Katz notes the rhythmic originality in Costa's approach to "Luck Be a Lady," while Evans' solo introduction adds to the shear beauty of the ballad "I've Never Been in Love Before," and this time it is Costa who delays his entrance. Costa's death in an automobile accident at the age of 31 was a tragic loss for jazz, and the reissue of classic dates such as this one has been long overdue."

Ken Dryden -All Music Guide


$19.58  (tax incl.)

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