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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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Finding A Voice for Black Jazz

Finding A Voice for Black Jazz

Willard Jenkins’ new book Ain't But a Few of Us: Black Music Writers Tell Their Story, sheds light on industry struggle…

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Plan for Lower Hill concert venue passes crucial step

The Planning Commission greenlit the Penguins and their development team to build on more of the former Civic Arena site,…

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Joe Williams: Beyond the Blues

Joe Williams: Beyond the Blues

Joe Williams was famous for one thing, but he did a lot more

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What Happened to Music in the Schools?

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Fred Logan: All of the Hep Cats are gone

Fred Logan: All of the Hep Cats are gone



by Fred Logan 

Some sixty years ago, when…

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Help for drummer Victor Lewis

Dear Friends:



A collegue of mine recently posted a rhetorical question on his Facebook page - "Is a Gofundme campagin the best hope for a jazz musician's golden years?"  I'm sure he was referring to us.  We are currently running a Gofundme campagin for jazz drum legend Victor Lewis.  Victor has developed a neurological disorder that won't allow him to use his legs.  This, of course, will make it impossible for him to work - and not just perform but to get to…

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Sonny Clark - The Paris Review

Sonny Clark



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 January 13, 2011

NOTES FROM A BIOGRAPHER





Forty-eight years ago today, the pianist Conrad Yeatis…

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The Crawford Grill No. 2 and the danger of a single story (updated)



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Most Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, residents recognize the building on the northwest corner of Wylie Avenue and Elmore Street as the Crawford Grill No. 2. That’s the name that the most…

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How Ahmad Jamal Expanded the Spatial Frontiers of Jazz.

How Ahmad Jamal Expanded the Spatial Frontiers of Jazz

New, previously unissued recordings reveal the…
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Johnny Gilliam

Hi Everyone,

I am hoping someone in the group can help me.

I am trying to contact any member of Johnny Gilliam's family regarding his music.

I came across n acetate some years ago of 2 songs Johhny wrote many years ago.

I would like to get some more info and even look to license the tracks for a release through the family and therefore giving back to his family for his excellent music.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

alan

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Lou Donaldson celebrates his 96th Birthday with acceptance speech

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