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

[MIXTAPE] - Friday Night Lights - Friday Night Lights [Mixtape]

Hosted By: Freeway - Friday Night Lights - Friday Night Lights

Description: brings you Friday Night Lights hosted by FREEWAY. This 1-2 punch captures the artist promo party that was thrown in one of West Virginia's biggest nightclubs! The ticket featured Rap Head artist members like GoodyBagz, FAMO, C-Dubb, Young Snyfa, Philly Dee (host), Young Nece, JAG Da Apostle, and Rap Head Founder New Money (Jay) John$on!!! The event was crazy and all the artists put on for their cities!!! The Fixtape which is a monthly product that Rap Head puts out from Coast to Coast for all Hip Hop fans consists of the songs the artists performed the night of the show. If you missed the party peep the Fixtape and don't miss this exclusive RAP HEAD MUSIC!!! Click the download link and spread the word on your side of the coast!


01 Freeway - Friday Night Lights (Raphead Intro) / 02 Freeway - We Up (RapHead Exclusive) / 03 Freeway - Go Get It (RapHead Exclusive) / 04 Jay-Z - Open Letter / 05 GoodyBagz - Mafia Style / 06 Lua'Proc - Thats What I Call It / 07 Millio Stackz - Jammin / 08 Young Snyfa ft C-Dub - Trained To Go / 09 Profane - Ease The Pain / 10 Chinx Drugz ft Juicy J and French Montana - Right There / 11 Freeway ft Sean McGee - Hold You Down (RapHead Exclusive) / 12 GoodyBagz - Push It To The Limit / 13 Profane - Show Me To Your Boss / 14's Will To Win (Interlude) / 15 Freeway ft JayZ and Beanie Sigel - What We Do / 16 Freeway - Master Of Ceremony (RapHead Exclusive) / 17 GoodyBagz - By Your Side / 18 M Reck ft D Gates - Boss Money Talk / 19 JAG Da Apostle ft Ho2fA and Agony Brown - Rock N Roll / 20 Khaled ft Drake, Rick Ross and Lil Wayne - No New Friends / 21 FAMO Cap - Count Up / 22 FELON - My Young B*tch / 23 FAMO Blizy, Cap, Earl - Turn Up / 24 Freeway ft Mama Jones - FOS (RapHead Exclusive) / 25 Lua'Proc ft Lingerie and K Pound - Put On A Show / 26 FAMO Earl - Riders of the Night
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