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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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    MARY LOU WILLIAMS     

            INTERVIEW

       In Her Own Words

ST.JAMES EPISCOPAL CHURCH, Goshen NY 10924
presents
JAZZ @ VESPER TIME with a Music Performance rendition of the Arthur Schwartz composition "Alone Together"
Featuring
Bass Artisan- CHRISTOPHER DEAN SULLIVAN
Pianist- JOE VINCENT TRANCHINA
Drummer- TANI TABBAL

A Cornerstone NY Video Production for Cornerstone Arts Alliance
Videographer: MYLES CORRIGAN


"Alone Together" is a song composed by Arthur Schwartz with lyrics by Howard Dietz. It was introduced in the Broadway musical Flying Colors in 1932 by Jean Sargent.

The song soon became a hit, with Leo Reisman and His Orchestra's 1932 recording being the first to reach the charts.

It is the most popular of Schwartz and Dietz's collaborations and has become a jazz standard.

The first jazz artist to record the song was Artie Shaw in 1939.

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Comment by Christopher Dean Sullivan on October 27, 2012 at 7:00am

Thanks Nelson, My Pittsburgh Roots, that you and so many others are very much a part of, Continues to Flow Through...

Comment by Dr. Nelson Harrison on October 26, 2012 at 7:55pm

Wow Chris!!! Thank you for sharing this. You are carrying the Pittsburgh bass legacy in high relief as amazingly as your predecessors.  I am familiar with Tani Tabbal from a piece he did with another bassist, John Lindberg, and master rap artist Rahman Jamaal several years ago as the JazzHopRevolution called "The Myth."  It is posted on the PJN video page as well.  Joe Vincent Trachina is fabulous in his own right and together the trio swings like a pendulum do.  My man!!!

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