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THE STRONG CARD

PITTSBURGH JAZZ

Roger Humphries

 

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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            INTERVIEW

       In Her Own Words
Historically, music labels have continuously taken advantage of artists, singer/songwriters and musicians. For those in the music industry, there are thousands of heart breaking stories of such famous and talented artists that end up with nothing due to bad label deals. Most musicians do not have degrees in business, and so the artist ends up in a vulnerable position and penniless. Fancy Ass Records is a label for the artist's! There is no fee to be sponsored by this label. Just because an artist does not have some huge budget behind them, does not mean that the artist does not deserve to be on a label. Musicians work far too hard for far too little money. Many times, you will see some of the most talented entertainers in the world working for tips. It's time for the artists to get the recognition and appreciation they deserve. The objective of Fancy Ass Records is to offer an opportunity for exposure of original music without charging a fee. This label is owned, operated and managed by fellow musicians, artists and songwriters. Fancy Ass records is a music family working to promote great people and great music.

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Comment by Muddy Kreek Blues Band on January 30, 2012 at 11:14pm

I would like to talk to you about distribution of a cd? please answer to this comment I will give you my email at that time..

I'm currently looking to  finish a cd

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