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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.

 

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December 2010 Blog Posts (15)

Teena Marie passes away

I wanted to announce the death of Teena Marie, she was found dead by her daughter on Sunday the 27th. I met Teena when I was on tour in Europe a few years back and I have to say she was truly a cool person.  The time I spent with her was like hanging out with an older sister, she was quick witted, soft spoken, and full of musical knowledge. The genius she possessed paralleled that of Prince and she was truly a force to be reckoned with.  May her soul be blessed!

Added by The Brian Edwards Excursion on December 28, 2010 at 3:30pm — No Comments

The Indie Top 50 Vol. 8





The Indie Top 50 Vol. 8





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Added by Gansta Marcus on December 27, 2010 at 6:44am — No Comments

Obituary: John Clifford Mosley, Jr. / Multitalented musician from Wilkinsburg

Dec. 7, 1950 - Dec. 15, 2010

Sunday, December 19, 2010

By Dan Majors, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette squirrel

Whether it was as the man blowing the horn on the record or the mentor bringing the talent out of a young musician, John Clifford Mosley Jr. made his mark.

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Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on December 20, 2010 at 12:46pm — 8 Comments

Nedw Cd

THE NEW MUSIC i ADDED (i DON'T HAVE MY GLASSES ON,. IS FROM MY NEW COMPLETED AND NOT RELEASED CD "A TEASTE OF ANNIE" IT WAS ORIGINNALLY INTENDED TO BE A LOCAL SHOWCASE, DUE TO MY SPARSE GIG CALENDAR, BUT I HAVE BEEN GETTING A GREAT RESPONSE TO THE FIRST CUTS, SO I HAD IT MASTRERED AND I WILL MOST LIKELY PUT IT ON I TUN ES AS SOON AS I CHECK OUT THE CR'/S ETC.

MEANWHILE, I COULDN'T THINK OF ANY OTHERS i WANTED TO SHARE IT WITH! THAN MY PEERS.

Added by Anne Annie Friedland on December 16, 2010 at 2:34am — No Comments

Hope Digital Series (2010): Samples

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Added by Marta Graciela Bressi on December 15, 2010 at 3:01pm — No Comments

Frank McGowan makes his transition

Today I got this email from Ken and Felicia. Very sad news.

My friend, mentor and fellow board member, saxophonist Frank McGowan has passed. Mr. Frank was very suportive in my efforts to have music in the communities and came to every Jazz Fan Appreciation event he could make it too. My last time seeing him play was at this year's Kenny Fisher Memorial Jam Session. And what a smokin' session that was! You had to be there.

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Added by Kevin Amos on December 15, 2010 at 12:00am — No Comments

AN UPRIGHT CITY: Pittsburgh and the Jazz Bass

Our city's jazz legacy is well-established. Today, being more specific, Richard Frushell honors players of the 'big wood' -- the keepers of the rhythm that Pittsburgh has produced in multitudes

Sunday, December 12, 2010 By Richard Frushell Stacy Innerst/Post-Gazette

Scotty Hood, an exceptional jazz bassist from Green Tree, died in October. His passing led me to think that the second generation of fine Pittsburgh jazz bassists is…

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Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on December 14, 2010 at 2:40am — 1 Comment

Jimmy's "flicks" for P N J

I'll soon be e-sending you photos I took many years ago in Pitt. on "The Avenue"/outside The Hurricane,w/Lou Donaldson,Peck Morrison,Jimmy Johnson(Cootie Williams band),etc;also,I took photos of Annie Ross & her son,Kenny Clarke(Spearman) Jr.,w/Mr. & Mrs. Charles Spearman,brother & sister-in-law of Kenny"Klook" Clarke.

Added by James E.Wormworth,Sr. on December 13, 2010 at 7:59pm — No Comments

Old Friends

Gary I want to congratulate you on taking over the Miller band I don't know if you remember playing in Christ Methodist church with me my son your dad on piano. Your dad was mybest friend and we talked for hours on the phone and had breakfast together many times. I have also had lunch with your brother Bill and Nancy si I have kept incontact with your family for the most part. I played in the Miller band for a few months in 1975 until i moved to Virginia for my day job. By the way I have a…

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Added by Troy W Campbell on December 12, 2010 at 10:27pm — No Comments

Pittsburgh native new leader of the World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra

ON THE ROAD
with your favorite bands
Brought to you by Glenn Miller Productions, Inc., the owner and operator of

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Added by Gary Tole on December 11, 2010 at 10:09pm — 2 Comments

Help out those less fortunate than yourselves

Time: December 18, 2010 from 3pm to 6:30pm

Location: Thunderbird Cafe / Lounge

Organized By: Kevin Amos



Event Description:

Start your Saturday off with a Jazz session at the Thunderbird Cafe/Lounge from 3-6:30PM. Now a weekly event, it's the perfect way to get your musical groove on. Our next session is today, December 11 and on December 18th. Cover is $4 fothe general public, $3 for all Jazz Network members and $1 for musicians sitting in

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Added by Kevin Amos on December 11, 2010 at 3:34pm — No Comments

2 Shows Tomorrow, New Holiday EP released, & Pgh City Paper says I'm Number 2!

Merry ChristmaChannaKwanzaa!



I've said it before and I'll say it again, especially now, because I have a NEW trio of songs I hope you will purchase for your Holiday enjoyment! You can buy the downloads right now for only $5.

The new ep is called "Phat Man Dee and friends, Merry ChristmaChannaKwanzaa Vol. 1" and is available RIGHT NOW online!!



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Added by Phat Man Dee on December 10, 2010 at 10:19pm — No Comments

JAMES MOODY MAKES HIS TRANSITION

I know many of you have met Mr. Moody over the years. I did on many occasions when he would come for the Pitt Jazz Seminar. I enjoyed talking to him and loved to hear his stories. We will miss this giant of a man.

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For over six decades, saxophone master James Moody has serenaded lovers with his signature song Moody's Mood for Love an…

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Added by Kevin Amos on December 10, 2010 at 1:06pm — No Comments

Merry Christmas and a wonderful 2010 year



Feliz Navidad y próspero Año Nuevo 2011,acompañado por salud y éxitos



Joyeux Noël et une merveilleuse année 2011 pleine de santé et de succès.…

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Added by Marta Graciela Bressi on December 5, 2010 at 5:01pm — No Comments

SUPPORTING OUR MUSIC

About an hour ago I opened up this week's issue of the Soul Patrol Times. Hopefully many of you subscribe to it. Around that same time I also went to get my mail out of the mailbox. I had made contact with Sonny Fortune last week and he had sent me his CD so I can play it on the air.

When I came back upstairs I noticed that Bob had did something that he usually does not do without good reason...he posted a YouTube video of young Black musicians. Not…

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Added by Kevin Amos on December 2, 2010 at 8:42pm — No Comments

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