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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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January 30th marks the 108th birth anniversary of the incomparable, Roy Eldridge. To those aware of Roy Eldridge and his genius, I needn't go further. For those unaware, his skill as a trumpet player, is marked with  a fierce bravado coupled with a relaxed sense of swing. Roy Eldridge's genius can not be permitted to disappear through lackof interest and lack of understanding. Tune in to: WKCR.org on Wednesday, January 30th ALL DAY and hear Roy's music. A special presentation on Pittsburgh's…See More
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Louis Armstrong and his Hot Five recorded "A Monday Date" on June 28, 1928, (OKeh, 8609).  The personnel included, Louis Armstrong (tr, v), Fred Robinson (tb), Jimmy Strong (cl, ts), Mancy Carr (bj), Zutty Singleton (dr) AND Pittsburgh GREAT, Earl Hines, composer and pianist.On this 4th of July, (Louis' traditional birthday) why not reflect on the magnitude of Louis, by listening to "A Monday Date"? …See More
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Hot Club on the Air, new radio programming, emanating from WKCR, New York, will be presenting the music of Pittsburgh's own, Maxine Sullivan, LIVE, this Monday (7/22) from 12:00 Noon until 3:00 PM.  …

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Hot Club on the Air, new radio programming, emanating from WKCR, New York, will be presenting the music of Pittsburgh's own, Maxine Sullivan, LIVE, this Monday (7/22) from 12:00 Noon until 3:00 PM.  Host, Matthew "Fat Cat" Rivera will present, in most cases, Maxine's music via the original 78 RPM format.  Providing personal insight into Maxine's career will be her daughter, Paula Morris. Rarities will be heard from the Roy Eldridge Collection (WKCR archives) featuring Maxine, Roy Eldridge,…

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HOT CLUB on the Air, new radio programming, emanating from New York's WQCR will be featuring the music of Pittsburgh's own, Maxine Sullivan, this Monday (7/22) from 12:00 noon until 3:00 PM. The three hour LIVE broadcast will include host Matthew "Fat Cat" Rivera and guest Paula Morris, Maxine's daughter, discussing Maxine's music and career. In most instances, the original recordings, via the 78 RPM format will be heard. Rarities from the Roy Eldridge Collection (WKCR archives)  featuring…

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January 30th marks the 108th birth anniversary of the incomparable, Roy Eldridge. To those aware of Roy Eldridge and his genius, I needn't go further. For those unaware, his skill as a trumpet player, is marked with  a fierce bravado coupled with a relaxed sense of swing. Roy Eldridge's genius can not be permitted to disappear through lackof interest and lack of understanding. Tune in to: WKCR.org on Wednesday, January 30th ALL DAY and hear Roy's music. A special presentation on Pittsburgh's…

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Louis Armstrong and his Hot Five recorded "A Monday Date" on June 28, 1928, (OKeh, 8609).  The personnel included, Louis Armstrong (tr, v), Fred Robinson (tb), Jimmy Strong (cl, ts), Mancy Carr (bj), Zutty Singleton (dr) AND Pittsburgh GREAT, Earl Hines, composer and pianist.

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