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

Gansta Marcus's Blog (64)

Its Pimpin Pimpin

Kat Williams said it best..It's Pimpin Pimpin. Among that, rapper Gansta Marcus revises the comedian…

Added by Gansta Marcus on August 4, 2016 at 12:46am — No Comments

The Vault Track List

(The Wrap-Up Magazine) With only 15 days left before the new album is released by Gansta Marcus, the producer…

Added by Gansta Marcus on May 3, 2016 at 11:41pm — No Comments

TWUM Hottest Lil Boosie Moments

If you are a fan of "Lil Boosie," then this is the page that you would like to be on. "The Wrap-Up Magazine" would like for you to check out Lil Boosie's…

Added by Gansta Marcus on November 3, 2015 at 3:27am — No Comments

TWUM Talks Today's Lifestyle

"The Wrap-Up Magazine" would like to introduce to you the top 5 "Truth" momnets in life presented by the website. "The Truth" is that this all becomes much…

Added by Gansta Marcus on November 3, 2015 at 3:23am — No Comments

We Want Global Not Local

"The Wrap-Up Magazine" is here to tell everyone that "We Want Global Not Local" exposure for our music and site. Ethics Must Be Global, Not Local. We…

Added by Gansta Marcus on September 3, 2015 at 2:29am — No Comments

We Had To Work 4 It

"The Wrap-Up Magazine" is giving a physical effort in order to achieve a purpose or result on the website. We need visitors to be engaged in physical or mental…

Added by Gansta Marcus on August 21, 2015 at 2:43am — No Comments

Slick Rick Tracklist

"The Wrap-Up Magazine" Rumors has been going around that the Lima, Ohio rap artist Gansta Marcus has plans on releasing a new album. Well we have the tracklist and purchase links to…

Added by Gansta Marcus on June 30, 2015 at 1:39am — No Comments

2 Real 4 Radio Mixtape

"The Wrap-Up Mgazine" has released a new mixtape featuring various artist from around the globe titled "2 Real 4 Radio". This time they…

Added by Gansta Marcus on May 28, 2015 at 2:21am — No Comments

Killa Fresh - Real Repty 2 Mixtape

Killa Fresh has a new mixtape out titled "Real Repty 2". East Oakland, California rap artist Killa Fresh links up with the infamous DJ_J12 to deliever some intense street…

Added by Gansta Marcus on April 24, 2015 at 3:31am — No Comments

Nieman Marcus Ft Free-Doe - Slick Rick Remix

The producer out of Lima, Ohio @ganstamarcus decides to release a new track off the "Slick Rick" up and coming album titled "Slick Rick" featuring…

Added by Gansta Marcus on March 18, 2015 at 10:20pm — No Comments

Juicy J - Remix Ft Nieman Marcus & 50 Cent

Everyone knows that…

Added by Gansta Marcus on December 22, 2014 at 4:50pm — No Comments

#HHR #Rhymth & #Poetry #Mixtape

Hip-Hop is back with a new mixtape titled "#HHR Rhythm & Poetry". #HHR has been…

Added by Gansta Marcus on November 12, 2014 at 10:54am — No Comments

Young C - Money, Sex, Cars, Drugs Ft Nieman Marcus


Added by Gansta Marcus on October 11, 2014 at 3:50am — No Comments

Lil Tunechi Ft Nieman Marcus - Im Sick


Added by Gansta Marcus on September 28, 2014 at 11:26pm — No Comments

Scandalous - Too Damn Hot Ft Nieman Marcus & Kronic


Added by Gansta Marcus on August 20, 2014 at 8:06pm — No Comments


Everyone loves some type of sport from time to time. Some of the hottest sports news, scores, rumors, fantasy games, and more can be found here. This is the latest…

Added by Gansta Marcus on August 13, 2014 at 5:56pm — No Comments

Hot Photos

The Wrap-Up Magazine has been making a name for themselves by posting the top 5 hottest…

Added by Gansta Marcus on August 13, 2014 at 5:41pm — No Comments

Celebrity Beef

Beef between rappers and celebrities…

Added by Gansta Marcus on August 13, 2014 at 5:23pm — No Comments

Nieman's Must Have List

The Wrap-Up Magazine like to post …

Added by Gansta Marcus on August 13, 2014 at 5:19pm — No Comments

Music Submissions

Thank you for taking the time to submit your music to The Wrap…

Added by Gansta Marcus on August 13, 2014 at 5:15pm — No Comments

© 2021   Created by Dr. Nelson Harrison.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service