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PITTSBURGH JAZZ

 

From Blakey to Brown, Como to Costa, Eckstine to Eldridge, Galbraith to Garner, Harris to Hines, Horne to Hyman, Jamal to Jefferson, Kelly to Klook; Mancini to Marmarosa, May to Mitchell, Negri to Nestico, Parlan to Ponder, Reed to Ruther, Strayhorn to Sullivan, Turk to Turrentine, Wade to Williams… the forthcoming publication Treasury of Pittsburgh Jazz Connections by Dr. Nelson Harrison and Dr. Ralph Proctor, Jr. will document the legacy of one of the world’s greatest jazz capitals.

 

Do you want to know who Dizzy Gillespie  idolized? Did you ever wonder who inspired Kenny Clarke and Art Blakey? Who was the pianist that mentored Monk, Bud Powell, Tad Dameron, Elmo Hope, Sarah Vaughan and Mel Torme? Who was Art Tatum’s idol and Nat Cole’s mentor? What musical quartet pioneered the concept adopted later by the Modern Jazz Quartet? Were you ever curious to know who taught saxophone to Stanley Turrentine or who taught piano to Ahmad Jamal? What community music school trained Robert McFerrin, Sr. for his history-making debut with the Metropolitan Opera? What virtually unknown pianist was a significant influence on young John Coltrane, Shirley Scott, McCoy Tyner, Bobby Timmons and Ray Bryant when he moved to Philadelphia from Pittsburgh in the 1940s?  Would you be surprised to know that Erroll Garner attended classes at the Julliard School of Music in New York and was at the top of his class in writing and arranging proficiency?

 

Some answers  can be gleaned from the postings on the Pittsburgh Jazz Network.

 

For almost 100 years the Pittsburgh region has been a metacenter of jazz originality that is second to no other in the history of jazz.  One of the best kept secrets in jazz folklore, the Pittsburgh Jazz Legacy has heretofore remained mythical.  We have dubbed it “the greatest story never told” since it has not been represented in writing before now in such a way as to be accessible to anyone seeking to know more about it.  When it was happening, little did we know how priceless the memories would become when the times were gone.

 

Today jazz is still king in Pittsburgh, with events, performances and activities happening all the time. The Pittsburgh Jazz Network is dedicated to celebrating and showcasing the places, artists and fans that carry on the legacy of Pittsburgh's jazz heritage.

 

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Sixlips 5et

An Italian group of fusion jazz!!!! ARMONY & SOUL!!!

Location: Rome
Members: 4
Latest Activity: Feb 27, 2009

The Sixlips quintet

NEL NOVEMBRE 2007, VALERIO GIANFERRO(SAX), DAMIANO VIOTTI(BATTERIA) e DANIELE DE ANGELIS(BASSO) DECIDONO DI DAR VITA AD UN PROGETTO JAZZ GIA' IN DISCUSSIONE DA TEMPO. AL TRIO INIZIALE SI AGGIUNGE POI LA CHITARRA DI MARIO CARTOCCI E NEANCHE DOPO DUE MESI ENTRANO A FAR PARTE VIBRAFONO E PERCUSSIONI DI MANUEL BASTIONI, MA INIZIANO ANCHE LE COLLABORAZIONI CON ALTRI MUSICISTI.
UN MIX DI DELICATEZZA, SINCRONIA, DINAMICITA' E GRINTA OFFRE AI SIXLIPS UN COCKTAIL DI PIENA SINTONIA. IL LORO REPERTORIO SPAZIA NEL VASTO AMBIENTE DEL JAZZ, TRA STANDARD E GRANDI CLASSICI, SENZA TRASCURARE LE SPERIMENTAZIONI DEI BRANI PROPRI. L'IMPEGNO DI QUESTA NASCENTE JAZZ-BAND LI VEDE PARTECIPI DI NUMEROSI LIVE, NEI QUALI VENGONO PROPOSTI SIA COVER CHE BRANI COMPOSTI DAL QUINTETTO, BRANI CHE SARANNO PRESTO RACCOLTI NEL LORO PRIMO ALBUM.

IN NOVEMBER 2007, VALERIO GIANFERRO(SAX),DAMIANO VIOTTI(DRUMS) AND DANIELE DE ANGELIS(BASS) DECIDED TO GIVE LIFE TO A JAZZ PROJECT IN DEBATE BY TIME. TO THE INITIAL TRIO JOINED THEM THE GUITAR OF MARIO CARTOCCI AND AFTER TWO MONTHS,ALSO, ENTERED TO MAKE PART VIBRAPHONO AND PERCUSSION OF MANUEL BASTION, AND THEY START TO ADD COLLABORATIONS WITH OTHERS MUSICIANS.
A MIX OF DELICACY,SYNCRONY AND DINAMISM OFFERS TO THE SIXLIPS A COCKTAIL OF FULL TUNING. THEIR REPERTORIO SPACES IN THE ATMOSPHERE OF JAZZ,BETWEEN STANDARDS AND GREAT CLASSICS,WITHOUT NEGLECT THE EXPERIMENTATIONS OF THEIR OWN TRACKS. THE BAND IS VERY INVOLVED IN MANY CONCERTS WHERE THEY PLAY COVERS AND ALSO TRACKS COMPOSED BY THE QUINTET,TRACKS THAT SOON WILL BE COLLECTED IN THEIR FIRST ALBUM.

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Will be them be famous in the USA?

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