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

Why your business needs the essence of a distinctive corporate identity?

Did you ever think why the company media representatives and the brand equity managers keep staking and lay emphasis about the essentiality of owning a professional logo design to march on? Is the build up of hype about having custom design logo warranted?

It sounds pretty much explainable, doesn’t it? A logo of a company is the character of the organization which marks its unique identity. There are many competitors of your business around you very near but what really signifies you is your outstanding logo.

Residing in the most cutthroat corporate business world none of us can refuse the importance of branding or the essence of professional logo design to take the company’s picture forward. None of us can deny the exclusiveness of the pair of Gucci glasses and influence of the Nike “Right sign” on the twosome of shoes that has been gifted by some your friend. Whether or not the Nike brand sign engulf the wing of goddess of victory, we cannot have the power to remove its never going impact from our brain.

Opting for a cheap logo can cost you lot more than you ever thought off. That can be defining by a common place analogy. Have you ever seen a ill mannered, troubled accent spoken receptionist? Of course you never have that experience. Although the receptionist is not the essential part of the company but she definitely plays a role of what the company ought to offer.

A logo emblem, of course, is trademarks denote your business in-detail insight, or in more simple words that it magnifies your vision and thought in putting forward your elite product.

Regrettably there are some who absolutely deny the magnitude of logo in branding and forming a favorable and famous brand image. It’s like rejecting the fact that advertising matters or to deny that most of the humans are NOT visual learners.

Whether or not you memorize the name of beautiful cute women met on a fastening subway train, you will definitely remember if she was blonde or brunette on any other major physical feature. I hope that example is compelling enough!

Logo is the widespread strand that fastens all the varying products connected with the same company. Once you get your logo design in a perfect way obviously linking with the kind of product that you are bringing in market to sell, you will surely mark your presence in the customer memory that had already flooded by the wave of advertisements!

If you are still not influenced and standing stagnant about the impact and value of professional logo design try replacing your sub standard one with a custom logo design and you will see for your self what revolution it brings up!

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Comment by Dr. Nelson Harrison on October 16, 2009 at 4:58am
Too bad some of the super-talented graffiti artists who illegally tag buildings don't realize what you have said above.

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