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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.

 

WELCOME!

 

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Can the awareness of Jazz and great music be revived in today's world?

The other day Nelson Harrison and I were talking about the state of Jazz music generally. We agreed on many things including the fact that…

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New York: Free Jazz and the Avant-Garde

 WHAT IS FREE JAZZ?, ORNETTE COLEMAN, ALBERT AYLER, CECIL TAYLOR, SUN RA ARKESTRA By JRank   Classic jazz, swing, Dixieland, bebop, cool ja…

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Can the awareness of Jazz and great music be revived in today's world?

The other day Nelson Harrison and I were talking about the state of Jazz music generally. We agreed on many things including the fact that…

Started by Dr. Nelson Harrison

2 Jan 12, 2015
Reply by Travis Klein

New York: Free Jazz and the Avant-Garde

 WHAT IS FREE JAZZ?, ORNETTE COLEMAN, ALBERT AYLER, CECIL TAYLOR, SUN RA ARKESTRA By JRank   Classic jazz, swing, Dixieland, bebop, cool ja…

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2 Nov 29, 2012
Reply by Kevin Hurst, Sr.

LIKE IT IS: The Branford Marsalis Interview - JazzTimes Magazine

Bill Milkowski's extended conversation from the October issue   Branford Marsalis By Paul J. Youngman   Branford Marsalis By Stephe…

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0 Nov 12, 2012

AMANDA PALMER - PAY THE BAND

Sunday, September 16, 2012 Amanda Palmer: Musician, Nude Model, Scientologist, D#*$hebag Amanda "No Respect For Musicians" Palmer I…

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0 Sep 16, 2012

A QUESTION OF CULTURAL VALUES

Either we do not know or have temporarily forgotten that American Jazz was the first indigenous art form to be designated as a National Tre…

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6 Oct 10, 2011
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OUR SOUNDS..OUR JAZZ IS PRETTY MUCH OVER (THANKS FOR ROGER HUMPHRIES!!)

im afraid my comment will be rather negative.  i consider myself a purist...its be-bop for me.  all the new hybrids they call jazz...are ji…

Started by Don Cerminara

0 Jul 16, 2011

in large

What they're playin today, in great measure, just aint jazz. Players are "schooled"...technically sound...but yuh cant teach :heart". Lesse…

Started by Don Cerminara

4 Dec 30, 2010
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Can jazz be saved?

Being a musician, I am, of course, biased but the good news is that I do believe jazz can be saved. The bad news is, I doubt that it will.…

Started by Lucian Williams

1 Dec 30, 2010
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