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

               Sou nuvem passageira orvalhando a semente brotando o amor, onde as vezes corre se esconde como castelo de areia na beira do mar. Olha você sabe o meu coração ama demais e apaixonou por ti...não tenho culpa ...pois amo amar você. O meu amor é seu você faz parte de mim é minha vida sim , o mosso amor é eterno é tudo que sonhei pra mim onde és meu mundo , minha vida e prazer...amo amar você. Fomos conduzidos na mesma direção, esse amor foi crescendo pouco a pouco  e ocupando todos os espaços do meu coração. Venha comigo , vamos encontrar a lua antes dela nos encontrar e pedir proteção para ela nos iluminar...pois você é tudo que quero , seu amor é minha verdade e quanto mais te dou de mim o seu cheiro do meu corpo não saí...sou seu prisioneiro, um escravo acorrentado no cupido do amor e vou para onde você for. Sou o amor que a vida fecundou , a luz que o universo iluminou e em seu brilho vou sempre estar...leve em mim este tanto de ti...pois amo amar você.    

Amo amar você_Texto_Sidnei Piedade

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