AFRO-AMERICAN MUSIC INSTITUTE CELEBRATES 36 YEARS
Pain Relief Beyond Belief
Added by Abdullah Al Arifin on July 22, 2018 at 11:40am — No Comments
I am very excited to be bringing my mentor, Ron Blake, to Pittsburgh at the end of August to play 2 concerts as a guest artist with my own Pittsburgh quintet. Ron, a native of the USVI, is a NYC based saxophone player who has played and toured with many of the jazz greats. He is also a long time member of the SNL Band, so you may have seen him on TV standing at the back of the bandstand during the monologue.
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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"? …Continue
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"In 1934, in Pittsburgh, I heard and saw the Ellington band perform for my first time. Nothing, before or since has affected my life so much. In 1939, I became his protégé, enabling me to be closer and see more.
His first, last and only formal instruction for me was embodied in one word: observe. I did just that, and came to know one of the most fascinating and original minds in American music.
Billy Strayhorn, Down Beat, Nov. 5, 1952
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Dr. Davis was a brilliant man, musician, and light in this world! He was passionate about his Lord, his family, his friends, his students, and of course, his music. Nathan’s contributions and accomplishments were vast and varied, and he leaves a gaping, saxophone-shaped hole in the jazz world, and in our hearts. Rest in peace, dear friend. You will always be loved and missed.
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