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.






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Melodic Revolution Records is extremely proud to announce the signing of UK Symphonic Rock Band Mandalaband to a US Deal

Mandalaband have strong roots in the Symphonic Rock music scene. They first arrived in the late 70’s with two releases on Chrysalis Records which have been re-issued on Legend Records (2010) as a 2 CD set called Resurrection. Fast forward 30 + years (2009) when Mandalaband return with their best work to date: BC – ANCESTORS, which featured four of the principal…


Added by Melodic Revolution on July 11, 2011 at 7:20pm — No Comments


Charity label There Is Hope Records an imprint of Melodic Revolution Records to release “STRENGTH” on March 29 th 2011 “STRENGTH” is a digital CD release to help raise money for the people of Japan, in the aftermath of the tragic Tsunami and Earthquakes that have devastated the country… Continue

Added by Melodic Revolution on March 22, 2011 at 5:56pm — No Comments

Here’s your chance to be heard

How would you like to have a chance to have one of your songs featured on our new promotional release? We here at Melodic Revolution Records are always searching for great new music to promote. We usually send out a free promo CD sampler with every CD we sell from any of our online stores. So we…


Added by Melodic Revolution on February 18, 2011 at 10:32pm — No Comments

Haiti - One Year Later



Onlinewithandrea Features Two Special Programs on the Haiti Recovery – One Year Later

Listen Live or Listen to the Archive

Thursday, February 10th – 5pm – 8pm…


Added by Melodic Revolution on February 7, 2011 at 7:16pm — No Comments

Morre confirmed for Clinton Art & Music Festival

Consisting of Adrian Tonceanu (Vocals/Guitars), Igor Lazebnik (Vocals/Guitars) and Tyler Koch (Drums/Backup Vocals), Morre was born in early 2008 in Toronto by the common thirst of creating an original yet commercial sound. This band has a unique story behind its upbringing. Traveling from different parts of the world, each member endured hardships as artists, as well as the joys of meeting new characters throughout their journeys. These elements give the band endless topics and weight to their… Continue

Added by Melodic Revolution on February 1, 2011 at 5:00pm — No Comments

National Record Store Day

Come join Melodic Revolution Records this Saturday April 17 at Rock and Roll Heaven in Orlando Florida

Enter to win free the upcoming new CD 3D by DDRIVE and other prizes + live music by Oak Hill Drifter, The Bell Towers, Andy Matchett and the Minks and Tony Cook Band featuring the legendary drummer Tony Cook from the James Brown band.

Music Kicks off at High Noon

Rock and Roll Heaven

1814… Continue

Added by Melodic Revolution on April 13, 2010 at 11:44pm — No Comments

Relief for Haiti Part 2

It’s only been 24 hours since our press release: "Relief for Haiti" and the project seems to be falling in place I have done the artwork myself I wanted to keep the cover art and album title simple. “Songs For Haiti” The CD will be available through CDbaby and its affiliates like Amazon itunes emusic and so on in the coming weeks. Proceeds to go charity to help the victims of Haiti A promotional video is also in the works and is once again being… Continue

Added by Melodic Revolution on January 15, 2010 at 10:33pm — No Comments

A Cry for Help – The Darfour Project

Melodic Revolution Records plans on releasing a concept compilation CD tentatively titled “A Cry For Help” an album that will focus on and help bring attention to the atrocities of Darfour. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to this cause but it’s not as much about the money as it’s about bringing awareness to and hopefully being just one proponent in helping make a change in Darfour

We all know what a powerful impact music is and has been to help bring awareness and sometimes… Continue

Added by Melodic Revolution on December 21, 2009 at 6:59pm — No Comments

Prog Fans

Melodic Revolution Records is proud to release its first Holiday CD A Very Progressive Christmas. A Very Progressive Christmas Vol. 1 is a holiday series of songs that will stir emotions and inspire us all. Featuring some of the finest independent and international prog bands performing music with a progressive holiday flair. This CD is an eclectic mix of traditional classic holiday music such as: We Three Kings by Kurt Tischer of Temple 8; thematic… Continue

Added by Melodic Revolution on November 27, 2009 at 9:48pm — No Comments


We are happy to announce that André Henriquez is Melodic Revolution Records Artist of the month. Let me tell you it was a tough race as I was tracking the voting every couple of hours. We would like to thank all of the artist and fans that participated in this poll. The contest is held each month at where we have a polling station set up. To qualify artist must… Continue

Added by Melodic Revolution on October 1, 2009 at 6:44pm — No Comments

What’s happening at the revolution?

For starters we are happy to announce and welcome our many new members both musicians and fans.

A new group “Les Paul Lives Through Music” A tribute to the father of rock n roll and modern music. This is a very good tribute page with history and videos about Les Paul. Many fans are leaving there comments and thoughts about the legend here.

A new blog dubbed “A day late & a dollar short nothing new here” Its about the music labels banding together to launch CDX a new… Continue

Added by Melodic Revolution on August 14, 2009 at 3:54pm — No Comments

Blog 96 Vol.1

We have add many new release to our Online Shop over the past few weeks. like:

Qantice - The Cosmocinsey Recommended if you like Kamelot, Angra, Rhapsody

Maggie Seligman - Rubato Recommended if you… Continue

Added by Melodic Revolution on July 18, 2009 at 10:02pm — No Comments

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