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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.

 

WELCOME!

 

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Jazzmeia Horn and Her Noble Force: Dear Love (Empress Legacy)

Jazzmeia Horn and Her Noble Force: Dear Love (Empress Legacy)

A review of the vocalist's third album, and first with Her Noble Force

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Terence Blanchard on Writing Operas, Honoring Wayne Shorter, and More

Terence Blanchard on Writing Operas, Honoring Wayne Shorter, and More

It’s a heady moment, but in conversation with E.E. Bradman, the saxophonist shows he hasn’t forgotten who and what brought him here

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Old Mon Music - The Loendi Club



Introduction

Most Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, residents recognize the building on the northwest corner of Wylie Avenue and Elmore Street as the Crawford Grill No. 2. That’s the name that the most…

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Franco Harris eyes restoring the Historic Crawford Grill #2

The Crawford Grill on Wylie Avenue in the Hill District Tuesday, Sep. 13, 2021 in Pittsburgh. (Pam Panchak/Post-Gazette)
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Crawford Grill #2 listed on National Register

This 2019 image shows the front facade of the historic Crawford Grill No. 2.
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Filmmaker Magazine: Missing from the Ken Burns Documentary

“…The Parts That Were Left out of the Ken Burns Documentary”: Tom Surgal on the “Historical Corrective” That is His Free Jazz Documentary, Fire Music

John Coltrane in Fire Music

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The Changing Nature of Protest in Jazz

The Changing Nature of Protest in Jazz

Melvin Gibbs explores how the music's role in the fight against racial injustice has evolved

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What is Jazz???

What Is Jazz?

Notable musicians consider an old question that warrants re-asking in the year 2021

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Highest Trane: John Coltrane’s World-Building Ascension

Highest Trane: John Coltrane’s World-Building Ascension

Climbing aloft with a controversial, "difficult" masterwork

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Highest Trane: John Coltrane’s World-Building Ascension

Highest Trane: John Coltrane’s World-Building Ascension

Climbing aloft with a controversial, "difficult" masterwork

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Sun Ra: Lanquidity (Strut)

Sun Ra: Lanquidity (Strut)

A review of the late composer and bandleader's classic 1978 album, reissued on an expanded four-LP reissue

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Digital Series-Sample ¨¨Surprise ¨ ( 2021 )

Surprise...Alway The Nest ( Difference I Advanced Liquid )…

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JazzTimes 10: Essential Erroll Garner Recordings

JazzTimes 10: Essential Erroll Garner Recordings

Celebrating the piano master's centennial in audio

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Harlem Street To Be Co-Named For Legendary 1958 Jazz Photo

Harlem Street To Be Co-Named For Legendary 1958 Jazz Photo

Over 60 years after the world's foremost jazz musicians assembled on a Harlem street for a photograph, the block will memorialize the event.

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MUSIC STUDY BREAKTHROUGH

LISTEN UP

MUSIC STUDY IS A BREAKTHROUGH IN VISUALIZING THE NEUROSCIENCE OF IMAGINATION

This gives a whole new meaning to “the sound of silence.”…

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The genius and foresight of Prince revealed again in ‘Welcome 2 America’

The genius and foresight of Prince revealed again in ‘Welcome 2 America’



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Alvin Ailey: the towering figure of dance who lived in the shadows

Alvin Ailey: the towering figure of dance who lived…

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Mary Lou Williams Interview - Melody Maker, April-June, 1954 - Part 1

Melody Maker, April-June, 1954

I have been tied up with music for about as long as I can remember. By the time I was four I was picking out little tunes my mother played on the reed organ in the living-room. We lived in a big, timber-framed building: what we called a shotgun house, because if you fired through the front door the shot passed through all the rooms and out into the back yard, likely ending up in…

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