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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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At 2:50pm on June 25, 2010, JO TONGO said…
HAVE A BLESSED WEEKEND THis is my new vinyle that came out last june the 10th in Paris

At 5:01am on April 25, 2010, PMT Studio said…
At 4:48am on April 25, 2010, PMT Studio said…
At 9:36pm on April 8, 2010, Mara Rosenbloom said…

Thank you for your friendship! Great playlist! I would be happy to send you some tracks if you're interested in incorporating some new music.

At 2:12pm on April 8, 2010, JO TONGO said…
Great your tracklist
Sending u mine
If interested we can make a deal for Canada. I'm the producer of those songs
At 11:02am on March 12, 2010, JO TONGO said…
Greetings Michel Thx 4 your 2 messages

Have a jogging weekend Blessings
At 3:08pm on December 23, 2008, JO TONGO said…
At 5:30pm on October 25, 2008, Ða†Âm맙† said…
Quiero dibujar un poema
en tu cuerpo desnudo
con las yemas de los dedos
partiendo desde tu nuca

Cada vertebra es un verso
con el que te canto mi amor
tus costados estribillo
de deseos muy humanos

Y escribiendo me deslizo
suavemente por tu piel
susurrando lo que escribo
para que lo sientas tambien

Al llegar a tus caderas
no puedo evitar besarlas
y entra la linea de tus gluteos
entretenerme un ratito

Acariciando esas curvas
besandolas despacito
asoma timido tu sexo
promesa de placeres deseados

Y mojando mis dedos en el
firmo el poema escrito
mientras un escalofrio
recorre todo tu cuerpo

Te giras, complacida
llena de amor y deseo
me miras convencida
de todo lo que yo siento

Y de tus labios golosos
abiertos en una sonrisa
me susurras, que tu tambien
sientes exactamente lo mismo...

click the Picture
At 10:40pm on October 19, 2008, Ða†Âm맙† said…
Su cuerpo resonaba en el espejo
vertebrado en imágenes distantes:
uno y múltiple, espeso, de reflejo
reverso ahora de inmediato antes.

Entraba de anterior huida al dejo
de sí mismo, en retornos palpitantes,
retenido, disperso, al entrecejo
de dos voces, dos ojos, dos instantes.

Toda su ausencia estaba -en su presencia-
dilatada hasta el próximo asidero
del comienzo inminente de otra ausencia:

rumbo intacto de espacio sin sendero
al inmóvil azar de su querencia
¡estatua de su cuerpo venidero!

click the Picture
At 9:54am on August 29, 2008, PMT Studio said…
I remastered "Sunset Lane" and "Dreams In The Air" last night sorry but you can re-post them on your player now they are better sounding Sacha redid the bass as well thanks for your patience!
At 6:34pm on August 23, 2008, Dr. Nelson Harrison said…
Welcome Vid,

Thanks for coming over and bringing your very creative spirit and unique perspective to our side. I'm sure you'll make many friends and fans here.

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