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, Parlanto 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.
STOP originated in Zagreb,the capitol of Croatia,in 1978 and has been active with it's current membership for the past 10 years.the group consits of lead guitarist Nikola Sarapa also the founder and leader of the band, drummerGoran Markic, bass player Ivica Miksic, and singer Ervin Baucic,
the group's main focus is on the perfomance of big hard-rock hits oflate sixties(i.e. Jimi Hendrix, cream, etc.) but they also play classic rock and roll blues.the group has thus for recorted one maxy single and six lp albums,in addition to holding hundreds of live performances throughout croatia .former yugoslavia,italy,austria and germany.the group has gained a formidable reputation and popularity over the years with the devotees of original hard rock.especially noteworthy are group's signature takes of Jimi Hendrix's hits .Finally,I should also mention of successful live tv performances during the group's long existence.
While the true fans of this music still exist in thes parts of the world,the style has udeniably lost a lot of general popularity over the years and the market for it has been declining steadily.The members of stop on the other hand may be getting older,but they feel like they've got a few more years left in the tank and are eager to show it.This goes especially for the lead guitarist Nikola,who I bealive is truly unique talent that makes this band what it is .
Line up: Ervin Baucic (vocal), Nikola Sarapa (lead guitar), Ico Miksic (bass), Goran Markic (drums).
Stop - Live At Mc Pavarotti
Artist ...........: Stop
Title ...........: Live At Mc Pavarotti
Tracks ...........: 17
Genre ...........: Rock
Year ...........: 2007
01. (04:22) Stop - Stone Free
02. (03:33) Stop - Foxy Lady
03. (04:14) Stop - Sunshine Of Your Love
04. (03:54) Stop - Red House
05. (04:22) Stop - Manic Depression
06. (03:30) Stop - Baby Please Dont Go
07. (03:27) Stop - Born To Be Wild
08. (03:27) Stop-Jesus just left chicago
09. (04:37) Stop - Purple Haze
10. (04:03) Stop - Hey Joe
11. (03:31) Stop - Stevies Blues
12. (03:13) Stop - Fire
13. (04:13) Stop - Crossroads
14. (04:09) Stop - I Woke Up This Morning
15. (05:51) Stop - White Room
16. (03:47) Stop - Hush
17. (05:49) Stop - Voodoo Chile