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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?

 

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At 10:21pm on December 24, 2009, Andy Bianco said…
"Have You Met George Jones?" is great!
At 9:21pm on February 28, 2009, Jack Gauthier said…
Eric, always a joy making records with you and the hangs are always memorable as well. best to you , jack
At 1:48am on February 27, 2009, Jerry Butler said…
I would love to feature "you" as my guest on my show..If I am not your friend..please add me...also please call me @ the offc at 757 538 3540...757 971 3733 for details...click on the banner below to be a guest...JB
At 8:23am on September 27, 2008, SANDY STALEY said…
WOULD I BE YOUR FRIEND? YES, DEAR ERIC.
SINCE YOU WERE A WISP OF A YOUNG MAN AND
EVEN NOW!!!! I CONSIDER YOU ONE OF THE
AMAZING TALENTS PGH. HAS TO OFFER THE
WORLD. ANXIOUS TO HEAR YOUR SON TOO.
IT HAS BEEN A TRIP TO WATCH YOUR GROWTH
OVER THESE MANY, MANY YEARS...MAY WE HAVE
MANY MORE..
At 12:53pm on September 16, 2008, Donna Bailey said…
Hi Eric,
You sound amazing on the Ivan Lins tune on my new CD. I look forward to working with you more.
Thanks for the invitation.
Donna
At 4:16am on September 10, 2008, Jim Self said…
Thanks Eric,

Great hearing you in P Burgh this summer.

jim Self
At 6:02pm on August 26, 2008, Harry Clark said…
Hey Eric,

It's always good to see you, and more importantly, hear you. You have been an inspirational mainstay in the 'Burgh jazz scene. Thanks for giving me a "shout out" as a friend on PJN.

Harry
At 8:36pm on August 24, 2008, Paul Thompson said…
OMG. Pictures 6-10 are PRICELESS. I could only do better with a time machine!
At 1:13pm on August 24, 2008, Luke Williams said…
"I myself dabbled in pacifism at one point...Not in 'Nam, of course"....sorry I'll bring it down today, thanks so much
At 3:01am on August 11, 2008, Anthony (Tony) Janflone said…
Hey Eric, Sounds real good!!
Warmest regards,
Tony
At 2:10pm on July 26, 2008, Lee Greene said…
Hi Eric,
Glad to hear from you, I should have called , Mike needs more cassettes believe it or not. please send him any you have to spare.
Lee
At 11:56pm on July 13, 2008, Bill Lawson said…
At 1:09am on June 11, 2008, Devorah Segall said…
Hey Eric
New salsamba recording sounds so great!!
Are you coming to calif soon?
Let me know
all the best,
Devorah
At 4:41am on June 3, 2008, Andy Bianco said…
Hey Eric....welcome and thanks for the add. You rock!
At 10:26pm on June 2, 2008, Dr. Nelson Harrison said…
Welcome Eric,

I am so glad you have joined us. You are a well-established institution on the Pittsburgh jazz scene and you'll find many old friends, colleagues and perhaps some new fans here. there is so much you can do with your page to enhance your total spectrum of activities. Have at it!
At 8:05pm on June 2, 2008, Michele Bensen said…
Hey Eric,
Welcome to the PJN, great to have you here. I hear your son is going to be gigging with all of us in the future! How cool is that?! The best to you and your family, have missed hearing and seeing you.
Love, Michele
At 6:41pm on June 2, 2008, Linda Jones said…
Great pic, Eric!

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