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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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At 12:27am on February 27, 2009, Jerry Butler said…
I would love to feature "you" as my guest on my show..If I am not your friend..please add me...also please call me @ the offc at 757 538 3540...757 971 3733 for details...click on the banner below to be a guest...JB
At 3:12pm on March 18, 2008, Lee Greene said…
I hope everything's going ok with your mom. Sweet lady. Take care and let me know when you
re back in town,
At 4:45am on March 18, 2008, Devorah Segall said…
hi Lee
I'm in California for a while ...long story..call me or email
arisingmusic@aol.com
hope all is well and musical
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At 2:52am on March 1, 2008, Lee Greene said…
Hi Sandy , hope your well, say hi to all our friends for me , been busy mostly in NY with gigs and teaching, working on a new record for the spring, I stay in touch with Eric and Don Jr in Tennessee , if you see sr, give him my regards. all the best
At 1:49am on March 1, 2008, SANDY STALEY said…
SO NICE TO SEE YOUR FACE AGAIN. LONG TIME.
HOPE YOU ARE WELL AND STILL SWINGING!!!!!!!!!
KEEP IN TOUCH WITH ME.
At 2:12pm on February 24, 2008, Lee Greene said…
I'll contact you n ext time I get to the burg. Do you ever see Eric DeFade ? I was wondering what he's been doing aside from other peoples sound setups .

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At 10:45am on February 21, 2008, Tony Janflone Jr said…
Hi Lee :-)
Hi from little Washington ! My Dad says hello . I went to your website . You are a great player !
Tony Jr.
At 4:12am on February 20, 2008, Lee Greene said…
I'll drop him a line. Marshall McDonald told me about PJN. He mentioned you did some things with Basie recently.
At 11:17pm on February 19, 2008, Dr. Nelson Harrison said…
Hopefully Eric will be joining the PJN soon. I have invited him. PErhaps he will be motivated if he hears from you. his email is:
e.suseoff3@verizon.net
 
 
 

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