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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.

 

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THANK YOU! "ESCAPE TO LOVE" CD RELEASE PARTY WAS A SMASHING SUCCESS!

To My Music Family,

Thank you so much for helping make the CD release concert at Savoy for my debut album, “Escape To Love” a smashing success!  I’m excited for what the future will bring as it relates to a possible “Escape To Love Tour” and subsequent sales of my album around the world! 

One of the key tools to promoting the album will be a video of one of the songs shot at the release party!  To that point, I would like all of you who shot smartphone video and…

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Added by Charlie G. Sanders on November 7, 2013 at 3:28am — No Comments

Billy Jones Bluez meets Morris Day and The Times Band!

Billy Jones Bluez meets Morris Day & The Times Band!

 

 

We had a great night at the Isle of Capri casino with performances by both our band and Morris Day and The Times.

The Times are outstanding entertainers, great musicians and just all around fun dudes.  ...and Morris Day…

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Added by billy jones bluez on August 6, 2013 at 12:15am — No Comments

Chicago Examiner and European Blues Magazine cd reviews: Listen Now! ...I'm A Bluesman

Chicago Examiner cd review: Billy Jones Bluez - I'm A Bluesman

http://www.examiner.com/article/billy-jones-bluez-i-m-a-bluesman?cid=rss

 

Listen Now! ...new cd ...I'm A Bluesman

http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/billyjonesbluez2

 

French Blues Magazine cd review:…

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Added by billy jones bluez on April 4, 2013 at 1:24am — No Comments

EXCITING NIGHTS OF JAZZ AT SAVOY!

Hey jazz fans,

Just wanted to share some exciting video footage of an amazing night of jazz last month (12/17/12) at Savoy. For those of you who may not have had the opportunity to experience just how wonderful Monday Night Jazz at Savoy is, please use the link provided to take a good look at this video and see what all the fuss is about!  Then, come join us each and every Monday for some of the best jazz around!  See you at Savoy on Mondays!…

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Added by Charlie G. Sanders on January 4, 2013 at 8:19am — No Comments

Has the gangster name changed? (Video Inside)

A new sound for gangster music has arrived to the internet.
With a twist of the 90's music, a little r&b, with the sounds
of 2000's, this gangster has changed the sound of what you
already know of the gangster name. The killing image,
violence, and gangs that you know, now is hustle by any
means, grind till you shine, and for the…
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Added by Gansta Marcus on November 16, 2010 at 2:29am — No Comments

"...the times and travels of an american bluesman."

SOUL-PATROL.com PRESS RELEASE :



"As you all know, in my humble opinion, Billy Jones is one of the most compelling artists around on today's NuBlues music scene.

For his latest album, he has put together a collection of his best songs on a single album called "The Billy Jones Story." This is something that I wish more artists should do with some of the outstanding music they have released and I am glad to see that Billy has taken that step.

These songs are…
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Added by billy jones bluez on August 3, 2010 at 12:12am — No Comments

Here's the new Acid Jazz Channel.

This is the new Acid Jazz Channel. The old company that used to do this kind of went out of business.



It has almost 3000 video clips from youtube in constant rotation. I make no money from this but I'm open to suggestions. I think its the best music channel ever made, if you like 70 percent acid jazz, 15 percent classic jazz, 10 percent adventuous rock and 5 percent of other.



People usually can watch this channel for several hours. You can also advertise new albums and… Continue

Added by Steelydan4 on June 19, 2010 at 4:00am — No Comments

My take on the situation with Dr. Bruce

Hi, this is Boomer, a neighbor and friend of Bruce (he’s been a family friend for over 20 years), and I assist him with recording at some of the gigs.



Bruce has been a fan of jazz for many years. His father was a trumpet player, and Bruce learned to play trumpet too. He went to a college for music studies where he learned to play the piano, and he listened to Tony Mowod on WYDD in the 1960s.



After a career in Chiropractic medicine, Bruce came back to Pittsburgh, worked for… Continue

Added by Boomer The Dog on May 15, 2010 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment

I believe, therefore, I understand.

Plunked into the pot with my perceptive care, I gave you a home, but you do not fair.



I toss about this and I toss about that, productive for life, making you grow nice and fat.



Not you, disgrace, for you have lost your place. Up! Up you must fill this vase.



I blame you for this natural crime, how have you not grown one single tine.



Why, it is your nature to bloom , to treat me unto your delight. Not you, I ,offered your ugly blight.



Never,… Continue

Added by CWR (Fan of Culture) on October 15, 2009 at 7:23pm — No Comments

A Salute

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Old Guard to my pride, are your days growing late?

Silver has replaced that blackened muzzle; this is life’s humorous fate.



A bag O' bones, a shell of the hull. …



I am sure I can remember back O’ so many waning moons ago. I recall the attitude of your warning, alerted fur on hunched shoulder row.



Your color so brilliant, as like the Osage split up the center, Youthfully dense your mane, and menacing as nature… Continue

Added by CWR (Fan of Culture) on October 15, 2009 at 7:11pm — No Comments

A sunday Drive.

I took my family for a ride today, just around the way, nowhere but through those most incredibly placed hills and valleys of Fayette County Pa.. On our rides, we always have sound coming from the Radio. That beat, as we explore the vicissitudes of our ever-lasting meadows of faded yellow. Music is most helpful when a discussion has died away and the beauty of my birthplace pulls everyone’s attention away. I for 40 odd years traversing of curves that go left then right then left again. My lions… Continue

Added by CWR (Fan of Culture) on May 25, 2009 at 12:00am — No Comments

A mile a minute.

A mile a minute (Monday morning discussion with the son)





Hi, good morning and a howdy good day.

How was your slumber how was the rest.

Green red or blue ~I’m thinking of a number?

Wow look at the squirrel on the fence.

I pick red as my favorite color .

What ? The number, why its 4 of course.

Hay dad, I mean mom, sorry, can I fly if my arms go like this?

I would like over-easy they taste the best.

Boy I’m tired I could go back to… Continue

Added by CWR (Fan of Culture) on March 29, 2009 at 8:00pm — No Comments

I wish I could visit my grandfather at the best time in his life.

I wish I could visit my grandfather at the best time in his life, there when he took the alpha path. A simply gentle human harboring neither anger nor with wraith, dedicated of a man with two children and a doting wife.



I know these thoughts of grandeur has limits to its weave, thus I would give us twelve hours before he would leave. If I could only cut somehow through space, stand proudly next this men and his grace. A trip to visit the pillar that helped structure me this man,… Continue

Added by CWR (Fan of Culture) on January 25, 2009 at 8:09pm — No Comments

A roll call -revisited

A few years ago I wrote a letter called “*A Roll Call” Its premise was: A call to action for creative minds to not only record history but to also write our future. As it’s no big secret our Nation, as a whole, has slipped away from culture and fell into consumerism. We lost that balance that holds democratic civilizations afloat. Culture is as important to this world as is oil. Without creative minds we lay stagnate in our past accomplishments but mostly our mistakes. Without different… Continue

Added by CWR (Fan of Culture) on January 10, 2009 at 5:51pm — No Comments

Techno futures.

Techno futures.





Many years ago, I had thought what an amazing thing technology was. It was ever moving always improving, and solving problems. My thoughts drifted to the next resting stop in entertainment. I wondered how they were going to get the media to us. Like Video killing the radio star. Computer killed the video star, even thought it is not dead yet, TV. is ,as we know it, heading out.. As a matter of facts, communication as we know it is out the window.



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Added by CWR (Fan of Culture) on December 27, 2008 at 7:00am — 2 Comments

Winters Grave

Bitterly chomping down to the bone, my god man, don’t you have pity? You horrible bastard, forsaken son of her majesty. She flung onto us you’re misery, through cosmetic actions your born, chaotically mixed with deviant precision; violence rapped in a northern storm. Joyous I wonder, are you full of glee? Does your raise of terror give you pleasure? Do these deeds please your mother?



On the twilight of the year you arrive with your silent death, little seen nor heard just your… Continue

Added by CWR (Fan of Culture) on December 8, 2008 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Change is coming.

On the eve of Change.



At last, At last. At long last! Finally the people of this Great Nation are coming to bare wittiness to the unadulterated power we gave away to the few. Realizing this power has imposed a pain filled blow to the whole of our land. We have begun to awake, shaking off the drunken haziness like a bad dream that haunts our thoughts. The clear images of our selfishness have come to be realized. Now in this monumental storm we decide to fight and righteously so! We… Continue

Added by CWR (Fan of Culture) on November 17, 2008 at 11:30pm — No Comments

My China Doll(part one)

My sweet china doll, my extraordinary dream, my amazing love , you, softly rapped in a beautiful soft brown sheen.



The passion of my heart, the reason for my thoughts, you are my one true queen. Without you my mind would surely fail heart black and thick, my dreams dark and pointless, lost without you in worship.



You’re purr of approval is my destination your soft brown eyes give me clues to its direction, finding that love in your glance is my primal… Continue

Added by CWR (Fan of Culture) on November 3, 2008 at 2:00am — No Comments

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