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PITTSBURGH JAZZ

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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.

 

WELCOME!

 

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It's not just jazz that is being ignored by the current generation, it's most anything of quality.

Most all of my music jazz music heros are, or were, black artists. It is sad to think of the hardships that many had to endure because of the regressive times like the 20"s and 30"s when some of the greatest black artist were struggling to be heard and find a place in the music world. We are all helpless products of our time and black artists reflected those bad times and, for most, overcame almost incredible odds to become artists. As a white pianist, it is very disturbing to be performing…

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Small and Under the Radar

October 10th marks the 97th birthday of Thelonius Monk. His music will be heard in an all-day marathon broadcast on WKCR.org  (WKCR 89.9 FM New York)

WKCR is not an ordinary radio station. On October 10, 1941, KCR began its initial broadcast playing Gene Krupa's, "Swing is Here" featuring Roy Eldridge, Chu Berry, Benny Goodman, Jess Stacy, Allan Reuss, Israel Crosby & Gene Krupa.  During KCR's first year, Monk was broadcast, through a remote pickup,  "live" from Minton's…

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Tax Court Ruling Is Seen as a Victory for Artists - News York Times





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What is wrong with the jazz picture?

"What is wrong with the jazz picture?" 



By Greg "The Professor" Woods 

e-mail: gwkeys@aol.com





Below is a prime example of what is happening to jazz. You have one or two "safe" legends like Sonny Rollins and Billy Taylor , but the rest is a probably a "whitewash" of the new face of jazz. What is especially offensive is Tony Monaco giving any "master"…

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Wiz Khalifa’s wife files to end marriage to Pittsburgh rapper

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Jazz and Mdw Ntr: Divine Speech

 
 
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Jazz and Mdw Ntr: Divine Speech
by Stephanie Joy Tisdale
 
My teachers --…
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Vintage Postal Stamp ( Poem )

Vintage Postal Stamp ( Poem )

Turn of the century Vintage Stamps

Traceable history make value enhance

Prices get higher as the years go by

Dream of finding one valued so high

Extremely fine with the perfect gum

Designer flaws bring high premium

Famous from error illustration

Collection of art inspiration

We are crazy for detailed graphics

Finding rare depends on the markets

Unused are the old collectibles

Their worth can…

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...live performances!

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"...he has a voice that will enchant you. ...his songs are dripping with sexuality.…

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Harnees Racing ( Poem )

Harness Racing ( Poem )

Horses pull a two wheeled cart

If it breaks you will depart

Place a bet before it starts

Good wager wins if played smart

Riders ready at the gate

Fans no longer have to wait

Athlete sport with high speed

Is a skill you surely need

At times a horse can fall down

Sad to see that come around

Last turn has crowd in a roar

We wait to hear close end score

If your looking to explore

My…

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Hip Hop Corner…The Godfather of Hip Hop

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Well the daze dwindle down....

What does September mean to you? To some it means the return to education, the end of summer, or the cooling of the daze (unless you…

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Roby and New Direction at Riverview

Roby and the band killed it again.  Great show and they played straight thru!

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Kids Love For Animals

Kids Love For Animals ( Poem )

Children’s favorite shows are of animals

I have hours in a playlist that are laughable

Like a camera pecking rooster and fun monkeys

To a mom and a baby miniature donkeys

Videos of wild turkeys and charming geese

Ducks in water and chicks learning to speak

Dazzling ostrich and many free birds

Some you would not want to move towards

A large unique animal is the alligator

The total opposite of the…

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Homestead Jazz, Blues, & Arts Festival

Homestead Jazz, Blues, & Arts Festival

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Creating A Christmas Tree ( Poem )

Creating A Christmas Tree ( Poem )

Create designer Christmas tree

From squash, to bread, and fun cookies

Instructions made so easily

One from red hat society

Home from the heart season theme

Star wars made a holiday scene

Wonderland can be of little lambs

Making ornaments with your hands

Whatever your style or budget

Your personal touch can be tropic

Focal point of your home can be

Inspired by glamorous jewelry

We…

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Tractor Pulls

Tractor Pulls ( Poem )

America’s passion tractor haul

Ford and Farmall want to take it all

Showcasing your tractor is never dull

Case give a strong performance call

See a smokey John Deere tractor

Unleash yourself in an Oliver

Massey Ferguson speeds uncovered

As International pulls with no effort

White’s power with high tractive force

As McCormick is running the course

Agricultural machinery Competition

Fun family oriented…

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Woodsmen Day

Woodsmen Day ( Poem)

Sport using handsaws

With a toothed edge blade

One or two handed sawing

On a woodsmen fair day

Traditional log rolling

Is a lumberjacks technique

Style used in river driving

The illustration is unique

Springboard tree is branchless

With live action you can’t beat

Platform board is dangerous

A risk if you compete

Block ax chopping

Is a loggers sport indeed

Hard on your back swinging

Be…

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Scandalous - Too Damn Hot Ft Nieman Marcus & Kronic

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