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



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Magnus - THE INAUGURATION [Mixtape]

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MAGNUS THE INAUGURATION Debut mixtape from Magnus, a 21-year-old hip-hop recording artist from Arizona. Presenting you a decade and two years of dedication, struggle, hustle, and success. No need for any more words �Let the music speak itself�. Follow on twitter @spacehooligan on instagram @iamMagnus and like on FB @ / Presented by /


TRACK 1 � Oval office / TRACK 2 - Symphony ft. Zodiak prod. By Roc Boy Music TRACK 3 - Boss type prod. By DJ SCOTTY / TRACK 4 � nothings gonna stop me / TRACK 5 - Paul McCartney prod. By Yung Exclusive / TRACK 6 - Nasty / TRACK 7 � Trap $h!T prod. By One hunid / TRACK 8 � Shooting star prod. By Minor The Dreamer / TRACK 9 � The gift prod. By Roc Boy Music / TRACK 10- ZODIAK - L.O.U.I.S.I.A.N.A / TRACK 11 � ZODIAK - Boom prod. By LiMuBai / TRACK 12 ZODIAK - Road 2 Success prod. By Fresco Stevens / TRACK 13 - Hooligan anthem ft. Zodiak prod. By LiMuBai / TRACKS 14 - Hello prod. By Fresco Stevens / TRACK 15� Islands / TRACK 16 - Hold on to me prod. By D.A. / TRACK 17 - Glad prod. By Top Flight Productions / TRACK 18 � Bubble Theory prod by D.A. / TRACK 19 � Pastel Paintin�s TRACK 20 � Formula ft. ZODIAK prod. By Magnus / TRACK 21� My top 5 prod by Mike Mo Beats / TRACK 22 � the Hustlers ballad prod. By Fresco Steven / TRACK 23 � My good words (eulogy) prod. By hi Tek / TRACK 24 - Sincerely prod. By Dj Dna / /
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