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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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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.

 

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I love the team of musicians here in Pittsburgh. Everyone is very approachable and will always work with you. I am very proud of our city and it's musicians.
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At 7:20pm on July 18, 2008, Luther DeJarunett said…
Hi Ricky! It's been a long time. How have you been, and what have you been up to?
At 1:22am on May 7, 2008, Virgil Walters said…
Thanks Ricky--hope your doing well. It seems increasingly hard to see players out doing their thing.
At 8:58pm on March 26, 2008, Anne Annie Friedland said…
hEY STRANGER....BET YOU THOUGHT I WAS EITHER A STAR OR HIT THE SKIDS!!! WELL, NEITHER. WRITE BACK.
At 6:03am on March 16, 2008, Jeff Rosenthal said…
Heard you play for the first time at the Rhythm House Thursday night at Tony's benefit. You sounded great!
At 11:53pm on March 15, 2008, John Hall Jr said…
back for a lil bit but will go back to atl like end of next month perhaps
At 7:58am on March 15, 2008, John Hall Jr said…
rick! rick! rick! much love bro and hope all is well wit cha...............
At 3:11pm on March 10, 2008, Tony Janflone Jr said…
Yo RD :-)
Love you my brother !
Tony
At 5:07pm on March 8, 2008, Janelle Burdell said…
Oh my! How are you? Yes, been waaaay too long. Heard your CD-loved it! Spoke with Victor bout you too. ;) Fun! And even more fun finding everyone here! Go Nelson! Be well. -janelle
At 5:46am on February 28, 2008, Dr. Nelson Harrison said…
Hey Rick,

Great to have you with us. We are going to be honoring Roscoe and others at the Kelly-Strayhorn on March 26 from 7:00 - 11:00 pm. I'll be posting notices here.
At 3:56am on February 28, 2008, Chris Pangikas said…
Hey! Great to see on the site. Put some clips from your CD up.

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