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THE STRONG CARD

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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November 2014 Blog Posts (12)

¨Digital Series ( 2014 2015) Samples¨Sketching a Melody¨

   Sketching a Melody ( Difference multiply,Zoom 3D ZoomI lightingI)…

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Added by Marta Graciela Bressi on November 29, 2014 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

TURN UP THE HEAT - BNY Mellon presents Michele Bensen & the Bensen Burners

Turn Up the Heat!

ACFL&MH Acquires Rare Collection of

Lincoln Photographs



Programming

Presents



Michele Bensen & the Bensen Burners

Saturday January 24 at 8:00 p.m.

Michele Bensen returns to Carnegie Carnegie Hall bringing

a little sizzle to ease the bleak mid-winter doldrums.

Football is anathema to arts…

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MOZELLE THOMPSON LP Cover Illustrations: 1953 - 1969.

Graphic courtesy J. Malls The Album Art of Mozelle Thompson  /  GRAPHIC COURTESY J. MALLS





Pittsburgh artist Mozelle Thompson subject of retrospective opening this Friday



by Laura Stiles

Despite our efforts to leave a lasting mark on the world, the workings of legacy are puzzling and complex. How can we ever predict who will someday find the clues we have left behind?

Consider this…

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Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on November 18, 2014 at 9:04pm — No Comments

Max Roach remembere

This letter was rejected by the local mainstream print media.

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To the Editor:

 

( “Obituary: Max Roach/Innovative jazz drummer” Friday, August 17, 2007). Max Roach loved Pittsburgh. It was one of his favorite jazz towns. That’s what he told his fans who came out to  a…

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News from the Goolag Since 2006 ~ A survival guide to the creative apocalypse: We follow issues and

opinion important to professional creators. And also хулиган.

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MISCOMMUNICATION X10... JAZZ EDUCATION AS SEEN BY THE REAL WORLD GUY. Part 1.

I just endured the most surreal music education dialog of my entire life and am having a difficult time wrapping arms around it. While describing said discourse I will avoid all names or direct reference to the thread itself, because in all candor, I've grown weary of the head spinning logic that accompanied it.

First... a little background. Every so often, I converse with a first tier big city instrumentalist, who once performed with an iconic jazz figure. He is a very…

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#HHR #Rhymth & #Poetry #Mixtape

Hip-Hop Resurrection.com is back with a new mixtape titled "#HHR Rhythm & Poetry". #HHR has been…
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Joe Plummer’s ‘Nothing But the Blues’ pleases New Horizon Theater audiences



Nov 9, 2014

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Dr. Kwasi Jayourba

Pittsburgh lost a true legend and gentleman with the passing of Dr. Kwasi Jayourba on Tuesday, 11/4/14. He was a great teacher, performer, mentor, colleague, and most of all, my friend. Kwasi had an amazing life and career, and performed with jazz greats such as Groove Holmes, Jimmy McGriff, Earl Garner, and Sonny Stitt. He also was friend with such greats as Max Roach, Miles Davis, and Armando Perazza. I will miss his many stories and am fortunate to have had the opportunity to learn from…

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Added by Rick Laus on November 8, 2014 at 3:04pm — 2 Comments

My Song Was Played 168 Million Times on Pandora. I Received $4,000…



Wednesday, November 5, 2014 



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from an op-ed this morning in Wired……

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Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on November 8, 2014 at 3:34am — No Comments

Do you know what it means? To miss New Orleans??

I do, I know very well. I know the pain of being too far away for far too long from New Orleans. But late is better than never, so I am bound for the swamp, the land that spawned the music I love so much, to sing to the people who have survived both massive flooding and the Bush administration. So, if you have any friends down that way, do tell them to stop in.



My first stop is actually in Valley Head, Alabama. I have never been to Alabama. I am going to be part of a Women's…

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