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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 5:33pm on August 19, 2012, Marta Graciela Bressi said…

Dear Martin:

Link: http://www.freewebs.com/mindsofglass/

If it doesn't work, simply copy and paste the link on your browser. You'll find new images in the gallery.

Regards

Marta:)

P.S.: Unfortunately, I' ve got too many contact on the network to add more.Feel free to add me if you want.

At 12:07am on August 19, 2012, Marta Graciela Bressi said…

Dear martin,

I like the rhythm of your music...!!!

Regards

Marta:)

At 11:09pm on August 18, 2012, Marta Graciela Bressi said…

Dear martin,

Thanks for your comment...have you seen the¨ Minds of Glass¨ videos yet?

Marta:)

At 1:25am on August 18, 2012, Marta Graciela Bressi said…

Dear martin ,

I´d really appreciate it if you could take the time to look at my work and leave your impressions here or in the guestbook on my homepage -http://www.miartemartagracielabressi.webs.com/- where there are more samples of my digital art works, engravings and sculptures. The web site´s in Spanish but, if you want to read the texts in English, you can access my Livejournal:

http://pallasatheneas.livejournal.com
You can also visit the website we created with the Belgian jazz musician Dirk Schreurs to make our recent video art collaboration known to the world:

http://www.mindsofglass.webs.com/
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Minds of Glass:  ¨All visual compositions perfectly match the soundtrack’s expressive aesthetics in terms of emotional content and artistic strength” (New York/Los Angeles Independent Media Board).

MINDS OF GLASS http://www.meuse-rhine-journal.com/html/Lei_20101014112719.html


http://martagracielabressistudios.webs.com/

http://www.fivegoldenstarsinternationalartgallery.com/

If it doesn't work, simply copy and paste the link on your browser. You'll find new images in the gallery.


Regards,

Marta

P.S.: Unfortunately, I' ve got too many contact on the network to add more.Feel free to add me if you want.

At 10:39pm on August 17, 2012, Dr. Nelson Harrison said…

Martin,

You really have a knack as a songwriter, arranger and player.  Very original and tasty.  Your lyrics convey wonderl images and stories.  I plan to include your Pittsburgh song on the main network player as soon as I revise it.

At 3:33am on September 27, 2011, Raymond Ratiliff Jr. said…
Hey! Martin sorry if I am getting back to you so late but I was screening my e-mail and seen your invite, sure man any time as long as my schedule allows weekends are usually good for me. (rayme31@hotmail.com)
At 3:52am on December 16, 2010, Gary Tole said…

Martin, good for you! I had no idea you were from the "Burgh"! I see that we are going to be at Baldwin High School on October 30, maybe we can see each other there and catch up. Happy Holidays ~ Gary

At 5:54pm on December 13, 2010, Gary Tole said…

Long time ago...are you from Pittsburgh originally? Where do you live now? All My Best ~ Gary

At 6:20pm on December 02, 2010, Raymond Ratiliff Jr. gave martin thomas a gift
At 9:21pm on June 25, 2010, Marta Graciela Bressi said…
Dear Martin,

I´d really appreciate it if you could take the time to look at my work and leave your impressions here or in the guestbook on my homepage- http://www.freewebs.com/miartemartagracielabressi- where there are more samples of my digital art works, engravings and sculptures. The web site´s in Spanish but, if you want to read the texts in English, you can access my Livejournal:

http://pallasatheneas.livejournal.com

You can also visit the website we created with the Belgian jazz musician Dirk Schreurs to make our recent video art collaboration known to the world:

http://www.freewebs.com/mindsofglass

New Website: http://martagracielabressistudios.webs.com/

Regards,

Marta

P.S.: Unfortunately, i' ve got too many contact on the network to add more.File free to add me if you want.
At 2:47am on May 24, 2010, Stephen Shannon said…
Likewise. I just have two questions - when works for you to record us, and does your studio have a piano and/or drum set?
At 4:01am on January 30, 2010, Bill Coffee said…
Hey martin, I enjoyed playing with you too. Keep in touch man!


Bill Coffee
At 1:39am on June 8, 2009, Roy Ruzika said…
Nelson emailed that you will be participatingin the July 2 Entrepreneurial Thursdays show hosted by Jessica Lee. I need your email adress, company name, email adress and website address for the email invitation we do for the show. I got some info off of the jazz network site but still need your email address and the name of your audio/video studio if you want it named in the invitation. Please email the info at roy@jessicaleesong.com. Thanks.
At 6:57pm on May 4, 2009, Kennard Roosevelt Williams said…
Martin, the music and vocals...very special. Thanks for sharing it.

Onward Bro
At 9:50pm on April 26, 2009, Randy Williams DOSE said…
whats up bro why havent you put any of our stuff on the network? lets get a move on it theres a whole world out there waiting for it . lets get busy
At 9:25pm on April 17, 2009, Dr. Martin E. Rosenberg said…
Hi Martin: Roy Sonne said you guys were getting together, and that you and I should talk, about jazz, about guitar, about doing a documentary, so any time you like! Looking forward to it!
At 2:03am on March 31, 2009, Dr. Nelson Harrison said…
Thanks Martin. Hope we have a larger crowd.
At 5:42am on March 9, 2009, Roy Sonne said…
Hello Marty,
Very glad to meet you at the Hazlitt. Looking forward to further conversations.
Very best wishes.
Roy
At 6:56am on April 1, 2008, Dr. Nelson Harrison said…
Welcome Martin,

Please take full advantage of the capabilities of this network to promote what you are doing and promote your music and business. Browse the members and add some friends. Also invite some others to join us. Examples of your work will be a welcome feature on your page. You can also customize your page to look the way you like.

Way to go,

Nelson

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