Here's That Mann – Eddie Costa
Here's That Mann has a complex melody with many different themes; when put together, it's nothing but fun! Lead sheets and second parts available, as well as a guitar and a vibes part.
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- Recording: Herbie Mann - Yardbird Suite
- Recorded on: November 2, 1957
- Label: Savoy (MG 12108)
- Concert Key: F
- Style: Swing (medium up)
- Tenor Sax - Herbie Mann
- Alto Sax - Phil Woods
- Vibes - Eddie Costa
- Guitar - Joe Puma
- Bass - Wendell Marshall
- Drums - Bobby Donaldson
To keep the arrangement of the recording intact, a Vibes and Guitar edition are also available.
All the information for the entire group is in the C treble clef lead sheet, so the arrangement can be played by a trio.
The first Eddie Costa composition on jazzleadsheets.com, Blues Plus Eight, had Eddie playing piano on the recording, and it was recorded two months after this one. The "Yardbird Suite" session features Eddie playing vibes, which is the instrument most people associate with him. In 1957, however, Eddie won both Downbeat Critics Poll awards, Vibes and Piano. Within the two months separating these two dates, he recorded four more sessions, one of which was at the Newport Jazz Festival on July 6.
Maybe some of you didn't know that flutist Herbie Mann also plays tenor sax. Here's your chance to check him out on tenor.
Eddie Costa was a great creative talent who unfortunately died young. The Lord jazz discography lists him as doing 194 sessions between 1950 and 1962. That's an average of sixteen every year.
Guitar players should pay special attention to Puma's seamless voice-leading during his comping, which lends a richness and fluidity to the sound. Puma also takes two As of solo in which he displays his bebop-centric linear concept and articulative abilities.
August 14, 1930 – July 28, 1962
Pennsylvanian jazz pianist and vibraphonist Eddie Costa had a far too brief career in jazz. Raised in a rural coal mining town, Costa learned piano with his brother Bill where both were first influenced by swing. Later, he was exposed to pianist Bud Powell, and his focus shifted slightly. Self-taught on the vibes, he became an excellent sight reader—that ability led to a great deal of studio work. In 1957 Costa led a quintet that included Phil Woods, Art Farmer, Teddy Kotick, and Paul Motian. His next recording was 1958's "Guys and Dolls Like Vibes" with pianist Bill Evans, originally credited to the Eddie Costa Quartet and now reissued on CD as "Bill Evans and Eddie Costa, Complete Quartet." Read more...