Pain Relief Beyond Belief





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.






Duke Ellington is first African-American and the first musician to solo on U.S. circulating coin



       In Her Own Words

Jase - Waiting... [Mixtape]

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Jase - Waiting...

Jase - Waiting...


Baltimore native, Jase releases his debut album Waiting.... The T.A.G.M.G/TrapRock Radio member gives his fans and peers a 17 track view of his world. Each track runs together to tell his story in reference to relationships, friends, foe, trials and tribulations, dreams and nightmares as well as 3 bonus tracks for the long wait. Album includes special guest features from Nova Starz, Street Scott, Drag, Big Dro, DreBabes, Jae Poet, Rickie Jacobs, Starrz, Ase, Dj CraiGo Gettems and Jayy Starr. Production provided by Street Scott, Jay Feddy, iJedi, Dre Stolahh, Drag and Keishh. Theres also instrumentation of live guitars played by Matt Wuest. The TAGMG/TrapRock artist has put his all into this project... Thanks for Waiting...


01.(Intro by Ashanti) Hello World 2.0 (Prod. By Street Scott) / / 02.Eyes Everywhere (Prod. By Street Scott) / / 03.Dungeon (Vocals by Nova Starz) (Prod. By Street Scott) / / 04.Respect My G feat. Jae Poet and Street Scott (Prod. By Jay Feddy) / / 05.Brand New Jordans (Prod. By Street Scott) / / 06.Westside feat. Drag (Prod. By Drag) / / 07.Last Dream (Prod. By / Drag) / / 08.Let Me Live (Nightmares) (Prod. By Street Scott)** / / 09.Killalude (Prod. By iJedi) / / 10.Bxtch Crazy ft. StarrZ, DreBabes and Rickie Jacobs (Prod. by Street Scott) / / 11.Quit feat. DJ CraiGo Gettems (Prod. By Keishh) / / 12.Forever In A Day/ Jase Interlude #1 (Prod. By Street Scott)** / / 13.Famous/ Jase Interlude #2 feat. Street Scott (Prod. By Jayy Feddy) / / 14.Heart Attack feat. Street Scott (Prod. By Street Scott) / / 15.Cool Shxt (Prod. By Street Scott) / / 16.Waiting Room feat. Ase and Jayy Starr (Prod. By Street Scott)** / / 17.To Your Heart feat. Nova Starz (Prod. By Street Scott)** / / 18.Live it Up feat. Drag and Rickie Jacobs (Prod. by Dre Stolah) / / 19.Drink and Dro Pt.1 feat. Big Dro (Prod. By Chris Calor) / / 20.Drink and Dro Pt.2 feat. Big Dro (Prod. By DStackz)
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