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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.

 

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Duke Ellington is first African-American and the first musician to solo on U.S. circulating coin

    MARY LOU WILLIAMS     

            INTERVIEW

       In Her Own Words

TONY ADAMO JEFF BERLIN MICHAEL WOLFF MIKE CLARK/RANDOM ACT RECORDS

TONY ADAMO JEFF BERLIN MICHAEL WOLFF MIKE CLARK/RANDOM ACT RECORDS

COMING SOON: "MILES OF BLU" from HipSpokenWord artist Tony Adamo. Tony has basically invented his own, original genre. This hipster speaks, raps, and sings his compelling stories, with able assistance from Producer Mike Clark and cohorts like Michael Wolff, Delbert Bump, Tim Ouimette, Richie Goods, Bill Summers and even Tower of Power's own physician of the funk, Stephen "Doc" Kupka. This release will turn heads and blow minds: Tales of travails and triumphs, told in the hippest of ways!

Legendary Electric Bassist JEFF BERLIN makes his RAR debut with an incredible nod to master Jazz composers. LOW STANDARDS includes tunes penned by Wayne Shorter, Bill Evans, Benny Golson, Steve Swallow, Carla Bley and Pat Metheny. One of the world's greatest virtuoso musicians, Jeff is joined by Acoustic Bassist//Pianist Richard Drexler and Drummer Mike Clark. With Drexler doubling on piano on most tracks, the Trio presents a sonic foursome. This may be Berlin's penultimate Jazz outing -- Never has a bassist performed at such a high standard -- Only on LOW STANDARDS...!
"When two of the best musicians on the planet decide to combine their estimable talents to create a band without boundaries, the result is: WOLFF & CLARK EXPEDITION. Pianist Michael Wolff and Drummer Mike Clark, together with creative Bassist Chip Jackson, present a burning set of tunes ranging from The Beatles to Joe Zawinul. This is a "nouveau" piano trio: They take listeners to new, unexplored sonic realms. This self-titled debut is the first in a series of planned albums from Wolff and Clark. Join the EXPEDITION, and let the odyssey begin...!"
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