Pain Relief Beyond Belief





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.






Duke Ellington is first African-American and the first musician to solo on U.S. circulating coin



       In Her Own Words
Emmett North Jr
  • Male
  • Palm Springs,Ca
  • United States
Share on Facebook
Share on Facebook MySpace

Emmett North Jr's Friends

  • Ruth B
  • Marie Leone
  • Gina Moryson
  • Indie Jackson
  • Don Schiff
  • Sky
  • Ed Unitsky
  • onlinewithandrea
  • Pascale Frossard
  • Ms. Felecia
  • The Kings #1 Queen Assassin
  • (Street Team)
  • Bzo *LuvBug* Cavaness
  • Denise


  • 1.
    01 Wrap Me In Your Love (ClubMix)
  • 2.
    3-03 The Groove (Jazz FM Mix) (EP)
  • 3.
    3-02 The Groove (Club Mix) (EP)
  • 4.
    04 I'll Never Let U Go(Maxi)
  • 5.
    11 Pass The Peas
  • 6.
    10 Scamming
  • 7.
    09 I Take What I Want
  • 8.
    08 Dr Feelgood
  • 9.
    07 Witch Queen Of New Orleans
  • 10.
    06 With These Hands
  • 11.
    05 Funky Goodtime
  • 12.
    04 Black White & Blue
  • 13.
    03 6345789
  • 14.
    02 What Have I Got To Do To Prove My Love For You
  • 15.
    01 Shakey Ground
  • 16.
    07 Azetta's Theme
  • 17.
    06 Wouldn't It Be So Nice
  • 18.
    05 Save Me
  • 19.
    04 Real Love
  • 20.
    03 Keep Holding On
  • 21.
    02 Foxy Lady
  • 22.
    01 What U See
  • 23.
    11 Lady C Dub Mix
  • 24.
    10 When I Fall
  • 25.
    09 It's True
  • 26.
    08 Wrap Me In Your Love(Orig)
  • 27.
    07 Cold As Ice
  • 28.
    05 Heart Of Stone
  • 29.
    04 I'll Never Let U Go
  • 30.
    03 Lolita
  • 31.
    02 A New Love
  • 32.
    01 Lady C
  • 33.
    10 I Need You
  • 34.
    09 Living Inside Your Love
  • 35.
    08 I'll Be Around
  • 36.
    07 Soft Stuff
  • 37.
    06 I'm Ready For Love
  • 38.
    05 Let's Do It Again
  • 39.
    04 Hollywood Nights
  • 40.
    03 Remember
  • 41.
    02 Heart Breaker
  • 42.
    01 Have U Got The Time
  • 43.
    10 Sanctified
  • 44.
    09 Wicked Thoughts
  • 45.
    08 Sometimes
  • 46.
    07 Wah-wah Man
  • 47.
    06 Between the Spaces
  • 48.
    05 Montuno
  • 49.
    04 Burn't Offerings
  • 50.
    03 The Groove (Radio Mix)
  • 51.
    02 From La. to London
  • 52.
    01 In the Zone

Gifts Received


Emmett North Jr has not received any gifts yet

Give a Gift


Emmett North Jr's Page

Latest Activity

Emmett North Jr posted a status
"I'm just chilling now days,just chilling and remembering my life touring,being on radio & tv with big stars & as a solo artist."
Jun 3, 2023

Profile Information

Favorite website
Pittsburgh Connection
Performed there with Barry White,worked there in early 70's with 'Big Jay Bush' & the 'House Rockers' from dayton,ohio also played there in churches with various gospel groups from dayton.
Favorite Pittsburgh musicians/performers
George Benson,
Favorite Jazz Radio or media station
Coast Radio - Jango radio - LastFM
About Me:
Born in middletown,ohio and grew up in dayton,ohio,i'm a guitarist,singer,songwriter,producer & performer and former guitarist for Barry White,Isaac Hayes,Chuck Berry,Wolfman Jack,Clem Curtis & the Foundations,The Atlantic Soul Machine,The Funk Masters and many others between the US and UK.
Artist or Fan

Emmett North Jr's Photos

  • Add Photos
  • View All

Emmett North Jr's Videos

  • Add Videos
  • View All

Comment Wall (5 comments)

You need to be a member of Pittsburgh Jazz Network to add comments!

Join Pittsburgh Jazz Network

At 8:47pm on June 27, 2011, Marta Graciela Bressi said…

Dear Emmet,


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 - 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:

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:
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).



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

At 11:29am on September 4, 2009, Sky said…
Hello Emmett!
Thanks for friending me!
Think I'll stay and listen to your player for a while..
So comfy here it feels like home.
At 1:29am on May 27, 2009, Dr. Nelson Harrison said…
Nothing wrong with that at all. That makes you a Pittsburgher influenced musician. ;-) You definitely belong on this network.

BTW you played by the railroad tracks at the I.C. Light (Coca Cola, etc.) Tent on the South shore of the Monongahela River. The sponsorship name of the tent changes from year to year so I don't remember who was the sponsor when you were last here. The show I played with Barry was indoors at the Stanley Theatre downtown around 1974-5. The Stanley was converted into the Benedum Hall as it is now.
At 4:25pm on May 26, 2009, Luiz Santos said…
Feel free to check out my New Album!
Enjoy the ride! Luiz
At 3:51am on May 24, 2009, Dr. Nelson Harrison said…
Welcome Emmett,

We are so happy to have you as a member. When you played in Pittsburgh with Barry, if it was at the Stanley Theatre @ 1975-76, I was in the orchestra with you. Barry had a full 32 or 35 piece orchestra and I was playing 2nd trombone. If that's the show you remember, it's really a gas to reconnect with you this way. We will be in close touch through this channel as I share your talents with many here who will become new fans as I have.

© 2024   Created by Dr. Nelson Harrison.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service