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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

The Inner Work of Seeking Truth and Acting Within It Is The Key

Wave X Misconceptions | The Inner Work of Seeking Truth and Acting ...

This is a follow up article to the below linked post. It discusses how the so-called Wave X phenomenon is not a single event but actually the culmination of an unending process of spiritual upliftment and activation.

Related "Wave X" Is Not A Mass Ascension Event, It's A Step In The Entire P...

The technique for making one's self ready to receive these energies is what the writer calls the inner work. We have been discussing this process in detail within Gaia Portal analyses, which can be found here.

Related Gaia Portal - August 30th 2015: Triumphal energetics are in process...
Essentially these energies are of a high level of coherence or organization. They are physical in that there is an electromagnetic expression, which in our local region of the universe is attenuated by the Sun and Earth. These energies flow into the solar system, which the sun tailors for life within it's influence. But they are super material or metaphysical in that they affect consciousness itself.
The Truth, and our willingness to seek, understand and act within it - is the foundation for all ascension or consciousness evolution. Therefore, the inner work is the process of exploring meanings, the development of knowledge, which in turn changes how our emotions are produced. This is a function of knowledge accuracy and completeness, how well we have come to understand the truth. For example, if in our knowledge base, we define something as 'bad', it is usually because it has not been expanded to include the whole truth. The reality of 9/11 is bad to the unawakened, but to a truth seeking mind, is part of the unfolding reality of what IS. While this event was tragic in one perspective, it was also a huge catalyst for expanding consciousness, with many people starting their journey into truth seeking as a result of it. Therefore, this event, along with any other so-called 'bad thing' is always an offer from the universe to gain knowledge and to know thyself. 

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Comment by Shawn Cohen on September 4, 2015 at 11:34pm

Dr. Harrison, I too am a Metaphysician and I am clear that you are. :-) Many thanks for your outstanding work here and thank you again for a very wonderful site. Peace and Harmony, Shawn :-) my website is: if you care to have a look at my work. :-) 

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