, George Benson
, Earl Hines
, Ray Brown
, Kenny Clarke
, Stanley Turrentine
, Billy Eckstine
, Billy Strayhorn
, Ahmad Jamal
, Joe Negri
and Mary Lou Williams
all had one thing in common—Pittsburgh
, PA. They all grew up there along with other jazz greats. How did Pittsburgh come to be such a flourishing jazz center? And what caused jazz's decline in the city—twice?
Here's We Knew What We Had; The Greatest Story Never Told,
an excellent documentary about the rise and double fall of the jazz scene in Pittsburgh, PA....
This story appears courtesy of JazzWax by Marc Myers.
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