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PITTSBURGH JAZZ

 

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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The musicianly sophistication of jazz in Pittsburgh justifies its rightful claim to its legend as "The Land of the Giant Killers."

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    PITTSBURGH JAZZ TRADITION - Interview
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    LI'L FUNKY RHYTHM - Germaine Carter
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    THE THEME - Hank Mobley
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    BLUES in F
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    What You Won't Do for Love - Bobby Caldwell
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    NEFERTITI - Miles Davis/Wayne Shorter
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    MR. MAGIC - Grover Washington, Jr.
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    MISTY - Erroll Garner
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    ROOM 608 - Horace Silver
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    SO WHAT? - Miles Davis
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    I Thought about You
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    One for All - Steve Davis
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    DEJA VU - Isaac Hayes
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    STOP THE VIOLENCE - Nelson Harrison, ASCAP
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    For the Love of You.
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    My Sweet Southern Belle - Nelson Harrison
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    Raincheck - Billy Strayhorn
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    I Still Want You - T. W. Carpenter
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    His Eye Is on the Sparrow - L. D. Martin
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    Walking in the Light - Robertson
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    Prelude to A Kiss - Duke Ellington
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    Daydream - Billy Strayhorn
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    Lush Life - Billy Strayhorn
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    Adam's Apple - Wayne Shorter
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    You Stepped Out of A Dream
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    Lonesome Blues - Billy Eckstine
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    Origins - Karlton Hester
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    Blues for Timme - Mary Lou Williams
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    Lou's Blues - Lou Donaldson
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    I Waited for You - Dizzy Gillespie
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    Avila & Tequila - Hank Mobley
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    Thomasville - Tommy Turrentine
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    Chelsea Bridge - Billy Strayhorn
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    A Train - Billy Strayhorn
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    Isfahan - Billy Strayhorn
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    So This Is Love - Billy Strayhorn
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    Upper Manhattan Medical Group - Billy Strayhorn
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    For Dizzy
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    We'll Be Together Again
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    Impressions - John Coltrane
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    'Cause Mama Said - Tony Campbell
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    SONS and DAUGHTERS of the SUN - Jothan Callins
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    BUMPTY, THE WARRIOR - Nelson Harrison
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    WHAT'S IN STORE? - Jessie Wills/arr. P.J. Oh
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    SOUL EYES - Mal Waldron
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    FUNK N DEEP FREEZE - Hank Mobley
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    THE RH FACTOR - Nelson Harrison composer, arranger, trombone solo - Timeslice Music - ASCAP
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    MY JUG AND I
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Mulgrew Miller: No Apologies: Down Beat -Part 2

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Mulgrew Miller (WKCR, 10-28-04):

TP:   We were speaking about some of your early bands, and a musician from the next generation called and said, “Make sure you talk about the Buhaina days.” Now, we’ve spoken about those days before, but there are people out there, like Derrick Hodge, who probably wasn’t even born when you were out with Woody Shaw…

MULGREW: He was just being born.

TP:   So maybe it’s not such a bad idea to go back and…

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