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

Sidnei Piedade's Blog (29)

Olhos de luar_Sidnei Piedade


Added by Sidnei Piedade on January 24, 2011 at 11:34pm — No Comments

Vento e mar_Sidnei Piedade


Added by Sidnei Piedade on January 15, 2011 at 3:23pm — No Comments

Esperança_Sidnei Piedade

Blessed Hope ... ark on the sea of life, are blooming lily in my being where they want to climb ... yearnings blessed this vision who lives by the degraded land. On the loom the golden dawn of the feelings and hopes to ascend to God and to glory. The sky ... the stars pilgrim praying and watching my destiny. Because life is so healthy that my soul feel good ... in everything give more excitement and glory of living. Hope ... is a sea that brings ideas… Continue

Added by Sidnei Piedade on September 21, 2010 at 2:12pm — No Comments

Tão sozinho_Sidnei Piedade

In the silence of the night, I recall that there is still love looking at the calendar ... I miss praying with putting your name in my prayers and so I still wait for you. I love you so much ... but do not want to give up on him, because you are love and magic, if the sun did not want dark to be closer to you. Only with you I met, I will not let someone else can live in your place. In this solitude, there is hope a new awakening illusion ... that might… Continue

Added by Sidnei Piedade on September 21, 2010 at 2:09pm — No Comments

Canção da noite_Sidnei Piedade

Night falls caliente in a moonlit dreams and legends, come to spread the roads and lace ... where the sea sobs hoarse and trembling in the twilight of nature. My imagination then revive a dream of purity ... I feel this emotion fills my thoughts reflected within my soul. Corro impatiently to the window ... look at the night where the wind is released and rises, where the trees arrepela. Shines the lunar disk where the soul is playing serenades target… Continue

Added by Sidnei Piedade on January 27, 2010 at 8:06pm — No Comments

Caminhos_Sidnei Piedade

Existem tantos caminhos onde as gerações transgridem. Há uma chuva que cai e um frio que derrama no colo das horas, onde os rochedos se transformam em águas cristalinas. São caminhos que me levam a procurar meu destino, onde coloco riscos as minhas vontades soberanas...pois os caminhos que traço são linhas paralelas que seguram e enlaçam meu destino. Quando chega a saudade tenho vontade de chorar...pois o silêncio se transforma e vem me cobrar, onde… Continue

Added by Sidnei Piedade on November 28, 2009 at 9:28pm — No Comments

Meu site_Sidnei Piedade

</ p> </ a>

Added by Sidnei Piedade on August 26, 2009 at 9:58pm — No Comments

Meu tributo a você_Sidnei Piedade

</ p> A vida é um verso de inspiração que vem quando descobrimos uma intensidade de nossa emoção. Você é o brilho de minha alma, alegria e energia que me ajuda a levar minhas prosas e versos nas asas da imaginação. É uma dádiva de Deus ... e juntos vamos caminhando nesta longa estrada da vida, em busca de nossos sonhos e ideais com muita fé e esperanças. Você é um anjo enviado pelos céus é virtual eu sei ..... mas tem uma nuance real em meu coração, pois quando precisei me…


Added by Sidnei Piedade on August 26, 2009 at 9:56pm — No Comments

Sonho fantasia_Sidnei Piedade

Sonhofantasia 2.pps </ a>

Added by Sidnei Piedade on August 26, 2009 at 9:53pm — No Comments

© 2021   Created by Dr. Nelson Harrison.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service