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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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Tony Adamo Mike Clark Richie Goods

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Tony Adamo & The New York Crew Diggin' The Spins

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Free Mp3/"Listen Here Listen Up" by Tony Adamo And The New York Crew/Lyrics By Tony Adamo

Tony Adamo & The New York Crew/Music Produced By Mike Clark/FOUR & ONE HALF STARS/ALLABOUTJAZZ

Nu jazz vocal/hip spoken word/lyrics by Tony Adamo. Mike Clark: drums; Tim Ouimette: trumpet; Micheal Wolff: piano; Richie Goods: bass; Bill Summers: percussion; Donald Harrison: alto sax.…


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The Headhunters are coming! Mike Clark Bill Summers Tony Adamo

Brent Black

Bop-N-Jazz Productions/http://www.criticaljazz.c...

The Headhunters are coming! The legendary ensemble that redefined funk are finishing work on a new release. Co-leaders Mike Clark & Bill Summers are back! Clark the iconic drummer and architect of the East Bay Funk sound along with esteemed world music guru Bill Summers are adding some new talent to the mix including Nu-jazz vocal visionary Tony…


Added by Frank Black on June 22, 2014 at 11:55pm — No Comments

Tony Adamo on Alljazz Radio Playlist

"Tony Roc Adamo is someone who was a surprising addition to our playlists, never having heard of him before, what a pleasant surprise he and his music turned out to be. We will continue to hear from this interesting and versatile musician in the future. Here we listen to Jack Kerouac, Jack! and Don't Change Horses from his album Miles of Blu. Do enjoy."…


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Tony Adamo On The Final Best of 2013 List for!

1. Marc Carey - For The Love Of Abbey (2)

2. Hristo Vitchev - Rhodopa (3)

3. Tony Adamo - Miles Of Blu

4. Perry…

Added by Frank Black on December 13, 2013 at 9:42pm — No Comments

Tony Adamo/Headhunters Mike Clark Bill Summers Paul Jackson Jerry Stucker

This is a great in the pocket groove of a song. Headhunters Bill Summers, Paul Jackson, Mike Clark, Jerry Stucker all play on vocal/hipspoken word  funk  artist Tony Adamo's music. Jerry Stucker produced three of Adamo CD's.  Legendary drummer Mike Clark is now Tony Adamo's producer. Clark produced Tony Adamo's current CD, MILES OF BLU/MOB

A Pitts Gambino PR GIG/New York City, NY…


Added by Frank Black on November 27, 2013 at 7:50pm — No Comments

Tony Adamo channels the “Beat” poets Jack Kerouac and Alan Ginsberg, and modern verbalists, Mark Murphy and Gil Scott-Heron Published at All About 8/19/13/Nicholas F. Mondello

“As vocalist, Adamo's exciting, highly-energetic interpretations avoid any faux hip inflections. He swings soulfully heavy (”Ticking Clock”), has great rhythmic feel, and injects a soul vaccination across the date. His scripted dialog is powerful in presentation and…


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With an unparalleled 15 (fifteen) Grammy Awards for engineering. Al Schmitt comments on Tony Adamo's Cd, Miles of Blu

Hi Tony, just got done listening to your exciting album.  Jazz mixed with Hip Hop and Rap. Totally blew me away. Great arrangements, horn charts outstanding, I love the fact that the lyrics are original and your performance pretty original also. Good job. Love the C D. Al…


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Tony Adamo Vocal/Hipspoken Word Artist on Random Act Records on the Steve Edwards Radio Show

Tony Adamo Vocal/Hipspoken Word Artist on Random Act Records goes to #15 on Top 25 Jazz/Funk 60 day Chart…


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Tony Adamo's Miles of Blu CD gets Radio airplay for the song Make Me A Memory

Tony Adamo's Miles of Blu CD gets Radio airplay for the song Make Me A Memory/ off of Adamo's What is Hip/CD

A Jon Gambino PR Hit/ New York City, NY

Top 25 Recently Recommended Downloads/ Tony Adamo @#5 Top 25.…


Added by Frank Black on July 9, 2013 at 6:38pm — No Comments

As I Dig It/Tony Adamo Giacomo Gates

As I Dig It/Tony Adamo Giacomo Gates — Miles Tones: Sings The Music Of Miles Davis. He was @#1 on the jazzweekly jazz charts from April 22,2013 to May 13,2013, yet he only received 2 stars out of 5 from the Downbeat reviewer John Ephland. ... This brings up a point I made while being interviewed by Brent Black's @CriticalJazz. "Some of the critics of my music in the past…


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Tony Adamo/Miles of Blu/Five Stars



5.0 out of 5 stars Grooves Galore! A new Genre!!!, May 21, 2013

This review is from: Miles of Blu (Audio CD)

Tony Adamo is a…


Added by Frank Black on May 27, 2013 at 7:46pm — No Comments

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