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
Beef between rappers and celebrities have been going on for years. The Wrap-Up Magazine has posted a few of there own to tweet. From 50 Cent to Jay-z or Tamar Braxton and Kenya Moore. Take a look at some of the hottest beefs listed by us. Celebrity fights are on the rise.
 Rumors are that Chicago rapper +Lil Reese is having beef problems with +MigosATL Migosatl. The back-and-forth between rap group Migos and Chief Keef’s Glory Boyz crew continues...More (CLICK HERE)
 Rumor has it that +Tamar Braxton and +kenya moore are have problems against each other. Tamar thinks Kenya has no business having any kind of discussions with Phaedra Parks' husband – or trying to cultivate a relationship with him. Watch the interview video below...More (CLICK HERE)
 The Bandidos Motorcycle Club has started a probationary chapter in the city of Sittard in the Netherlands. In the country where once the Hells Angels reigned supreme things have gotten pretty crowded in the past few years...More (CLICK HERE)
 Jennifer Aniston is having legal problems with +Julia Roberts. According to a new report, Julia Roberts is looking to steal Jennifer Aniston‘s style secrets. Julia has been calling Jennifer’s entire team, including her hairstylist and makeup artist, to get advice on how to get Jennifer’s ‘look’...More (CLICK HERE)
 I guess the rumors are official. +George Zimmerman of the neiborhood watch team will be fighting the +Ruff Ryder artist +Dmx. George Zimmerman and DMX are scheduled to battle each other in an upcoming boxing match. The 46-year-old rapper was selected out of 15,000 applicants after the 30-year-old neighborhood watch coordinator issued an open challenge...More (CLICK HERE)
 Artist +50 Cent has fired shots at New York rapper Jay Z. 50 Cent made an appearance on Bravo with Andy Cohen and 50 Cent was asked “Who is the most overrated Hip Hop star of all time?” He responds, “Jay Z, he would say he was overrated, rather be overrated than underpaid...More (CLICK HERE)
 In the final installment of All Access: Mayweather vs. Maidana, follow both fighters backstage and witness the aftermath of an epic battle. This is the Epilogue visual video...More (CLICK HERE)
 An appeals court rules that +Rick Ross partly based his likeness on a famous drug-dealer, but that he isn’t an imposter. With a First Amendment bullet, hip hop superstar Rick Ross has shot down a lawsuit from a former drug kingpin +Freeway Rick Ross who ruled Los Angeles streets during the 1980s...More (CLICK HERE)
 Paris Hilton  fabulous look is very stunning. When she strikes a pose, she sure leave the crowd breathing for more. Paris Hilton went to the Playboy Mansion Halloween party in costume as Miley Cyrus at the MTV Video Music Awards. Paris Hilton is taking legal action against a website profiting off her sex tape!..More (CLICK HERE)
 Kate Middleton Style has a very classy touch to it. Duchess of Cambridge, is the wife of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge. She struggled to contain her long hair. Known for her keen sense of style, Kate's elegant and modern Sarah Burton gown impressed even the most snooty fashion critics and inspired knockoffs and replicas instantly...More (CLICK HERE)
 Lisa Vanderpump and +Brandi Glanville of +Real Housewives of Beverly Hills have been going at it. Lisa and Brandi are no longer friends, but Yolanda Foster's ex-husband Mohamed just happens to be one of Lisa's dearest friends. Lisa acknowledged she doesn't know Joanna very well - but added that Mohamed insisted Joanna didn't play any part in the demise of his marriage...More (CLICK HERE)
 Real Housewives Of Atlanta is going to get even better this season. Rumors are that +Kenya Moore and +Nene Leaks had a bitter argument. NeNe has been gloating all up and down twitter that she remained composed and kept her cool when Kenya grabbed her ear. Kenya explained, “This is what bothers me...More (CLICK HERE)
 Kim Kardashian and +Katie Couric are having media problems I guess. Last week Katie did an interview with In Touch magazine in which she questioned how and why the Keeping Up With The Kardashians family is famous...More (CLICK HERE)
 Who wore these boots the best, +Selena Gomez or +Kourtney Kardashian. The reality star rocked her studded sandals during a lunch date with her daughter, Penelope, at Taberna in Los Angeles on July 13...More (CLICK HERE)
 Khloe and Alexia were both spotted in this orange and white striped form-fitting Robert Rodriguez dress. Khloe wore the dress first to the HYPNOTIQ Live Louder event back in May.  Khloe paired hers with those white Giuseppe Zanotti heels that we've seen on Kim Kardashian in the past...More (CLICK HERE)
 The summertime beef is beginning, Jennifer Dalton is the new girl on the Franklin Lakes block and she has wasted no time taking on the biggest drama starter of them all: Kim DePaola! The ladies bitterly hate each other and have been slamming each other left and right; on twitter, in interviews, in blogs...More (CLICK HERE)

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