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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?

 

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At 5:03am on October 17, 2012, Robert DeGabriele said…

Sorry I missed yo vbefore.  I'm learning the site.  Hope you like my photos,

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Some Songs Are Meant To Touch Peoples Hearts @ganstamarcus

Some songs are made out of feeling to one and other, some can cause controversy. Many great songs are made through the loss of a loved one or through the joy of life being born. Never let the pain from your past punish your present and paralyze your future. You'll never realize the value of what you have, until what you have is no longer yours. Everyone…See More
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