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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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By Jerry Granelli"I was born in 1940 so I remember when the Tenderloin had music and when Market Street had all those clubs. My dad was a d…

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Ellis Marsalis Interview - 2002: Part Four

TP:    …among black musicians was the notion of having your own sound, above and beyond just about anything else, in many ways. MARSALIS: …

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"No One Could Tell You How To Play"

By Jerry Granelli"I was born in 1940 so I remember when the Tenderloin had music and when Market Street had all those clubs. My dad was a d…

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Ellis Marsalis Interview - 2002: Part Six

Ellis Marsalis (#3): TP:    As I understand it, it would sound like your two cornerstones were Bud Powell and Oscar Peterson. MARSALIS:  Ac…

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Ellis Marsalis Interview - 2002: Part Five

Ellis Marsalis (7-01-02): TP:    Virginia Commonwealth was your first university position? MARSALIS:  Correct. TP:    What was the situatio…

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Ellis Marsalis Interview - 2002: Part Four

TP:    …among black musicians was the notion of having your own sound, above and beyond just about anything else, in many ways. MARSALIS: …

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Ellis Marsalis Interview - 2002: Part Three

TP:    Some nuts and bolts questions.  Are you still teaching, or are you now retired from any institutional affiliation? MARSALIS:  No, I…

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Ellis Marsalis Interview - 2002: Part Two

With his utilitarian bent, Marsalis is a lineal descendent of such mid-century African-American teacher-autocrats as Walter Dyett from DuSa…

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Ellis Marsalis Interview - 2002: Part One

November 14, 2013 · 11:45 pm For Ellis Marsalis’ 79th Birthday, a Jazziz Feature from 2002 For Ellis Marsalis’ 79th birthday, I’m posting a…

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Mary Lou Williams: Into the Sun by Marian McPartland — 8/27/1964

An Exclusive Online Extra Her early records are collectors’ items. Her writing and playing have become part of the pattern of jazz history…

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‘Bop Will Kill Business Unless It Kills Itself First’—Louis Armstrong

by Ernest Borneman — 4/7/1948 An Exclusive Online Extra At the end of the International Jazz Festival, correspondent Ernest Borneman spent…

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Interview by Ted Panken on Ahmad Jamal's Birthday in 2011

It’s Ahmad Jamal’s 81st Birthday A few weeks ago, the unfortunate news went semi-viral that the U.S. government had blocked Ahmad Jamal, w…

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