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PITTSBURGH JAZZ

 

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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Duke Ellington is first African-American and the first musician to solo on U.S. circulating coin

    MARY LOU WILLIAMS     

            INTERVIEW

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Dr. Nelson Harrison's Blog – March 2009 Archive (4)

FREDDIE REDD SPRING TOUR

Friday March 27 7:30 & 9:00 PM - The George Dulin Group George Dulin - Piano , David Smith - Trumpet , Karel Ruzicka - Tenor Sax , Nir Felder - Guitar , Dan Zanker - Bass , Jordan Perlson - Drums 10:30 & 12:00 AM - The Legendary Freddie Redd Sextet featuring Chris Byars, Brad Linde, John Mosca Freddie Redd - Piano , Chris Byars - Alto Sax , Brad Linde - Tenor Sax , John Mosca - Trombone , Ari… Continue

Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on March 23, 2009 at 6:00am — 2 Comments

(Native Pittsburgher) Marpessa Dawn, Eurydice in the Film ‘Black Orpheus,’ Dies at 74

September 27, 2008



By DENNIS HEVESI



Marpessa Dawn, who played the beautiful, melancholic and doomed Eurydice in the classic 1959 Brazilian movie “Black Orpheus,” died on Aug. 25 at her home in Paris. She was 74.



The cause was a heart attack, her daughter Dhyana Kluth said.



Ms. Dawn’s death followed by 41 days that of her “Black Orpheus” co-star, Breno Mello, who played the title role. The family did not publicly announce the death until this… Continue

Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on March 17, 2009 at 4:41pm — 2 Comments

How is Web 2.0 different from the Web 1.0 dot-com boom and bust?

Dr. Linick is a colleague of mine for over 20 years. He offers a perspective on Web 2.0 that is easy to grasp and important for all to understand. The Pittsburgh Jazz Network is a Web 2.0 network.



Nelson

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How does Google offer "the world's knowledge" to searchers for free and still make more than 10 billion in revenue, grow 68%, and have a stock market valuation of close to $200… Continue

Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on March 14, 2009 at 3:59pm — No Comments

East Liberty's AVA Lounge is a haven for jazz heads on Monday nights - Pittsburgh City Paper feature article

PITTSBURGH CITY PAPER FEBRUARY 26, 2009 BY STEVE HALLOCK...

Cymbal crashes and electric-piano chords accompany the twirls and kicks of the combatants in the kung-fu film up on the wall behind the bar. Considering the size of the boisterous crowd at East Liberty's AVA Lounge -- 50 or so folks jammed into the slender room -- it ought to be a Friday or Saturday night. But it's a Monday. On what's considered the week's dead night for… Continue

Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on March 4, 2009 at 1:07am — 9 Comments

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