WZUM Thank-You Gifts

for the Love of Pittsburgh Jazz

 

For our first ever "traditional" on air fund-drive, no mugs, no tote-bags - it is all about jazz with Pittsburgh roots!

 

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Erroll Garner    

 

 

The Complete Concert by the Sea

 

 

$180

 

 

$15 monthly Sustaining gift, $180 one-time gift

 

A best-selling must-have CD from Pittsburgh native Erroll Garner from the 1950's has been totally reworked with improved audio and another hour of music never on the original release. Co-produced by Geri Allen, the beloved, departed pianist and Director of Jazz Studies at the University of Pittsburgh.

A 3-CD Box set includes :

20 page booklet on the story behind this project, the remastered original 1956 release, 11 previously unissued tracks as found by the Erroll Garner Jazz Project  and bonus material including announcer Jimmy Lyons and interviews with the Erroll Garner trio: Denzil DaCosta Best (drums), Eddie Calhoun (bass), and Garner himself, recorded directly after the concert.

FMV $18

 

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Joe Negri

 

 

Dream Dancing

 

 

$120 

 

 

$10 monthly Sustaining gift, $120 one-time gift

A masterful work from one of Pittsburgh's treasures - guitarist and educator Joe Negri, known by millions from his years on Mister Rogers' Neighborhood as "Handyman Negri."

The 10 cut CD has a wide range of well known standards and less-known but remarkable tunes, including a Joe Negri original.  

Joe Negri: guitar; Brian Stahurski: double-bass; Thomas Wendt: drums.

 

FMV $12

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Maureen Budway

 

 

Sweet Candor

 

 

$120

 

$10 monthly Sustaining gift, $120 one-time gift

Sweet Candor is the final recording by beloved vocalist Maureen Budway Maureen's final CD, released in the year of her passing, 2015.

Recorded over just 2 days in four hours, the assembled talent for this date is rich with national and local legends. Sean Jones, trumpet; Joe Negri, guitar; David Budway, piano; Paul Thompson & Jeff Grubbs, bass; drummers James Johnson III & Thomas Wendt; flutist Hubert Laws; guitarist Marty Ashby and Lucas Ashby, percussion.

FMV $12

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MCG Jazz All Stars

 

 

Hill District Beat - A Tribute to Teenie Harris

 

 

$120

$10 monthly Sustaining gift, $120 one-time gift .  

Hill District Beat is a musical and visual tribute to the musical legacy of the Hill District and legendary photographer Teenie "One Shot" Harris. This CD features 22 minutes of music by the MCG Jazz All Stars and more than 100 iconic Teenie Harris photographs on this enhanced CD.

Hill District BEAT features iconic images synced to the original soundtrack performed by the MCG Jazz All Stars, a collection of musicians associated with the MCG Jazz family including pianist, David Budway; bassist, Dwayne Dolphin; drummer, Roger Humphries; and trumpeter Tom Williams.

 

FMV $12

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21st Century Swing Band  

 

 

Pittsburgh Jazz Legacy

 

 

$120

 

 

$10 monthly Sustaining gift, $120 one-time gift

This recording celebrates some of the Pittsburgh musicians, composers and arrangers that have helped bring jazz into the 21st century. Tributes to Ray Brown, Erroll Garner, Art Blakey, Kenny Clarke, Henry Mancini, George Benson, Roy Eldridge, Billy Strayhorn and more by a little big band of Pittsburgh jazz notables that includes Roger Humphries, Joe Negri, John Wilson, Max Leake, Jay Ashby, Mike Tomaro and Maurenn Budway, led by guitarist and MCG Jazz's Marty Ashby. 

 

FMV $12

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Pittsburgh Jazz Sampler

 

all 5 Featured CDs

 

$600

 

 

 

$50 monthly sustaining gift, or $600 one-time gift

Erroll Garner, Complete Concert by the Sea

Joe Negri, Dream Dancing

MCG Jazz All Stars - Hill District Beat - Tribute to Teenie Harris

Maureen Budway, Sweet Candor

21st Century Swing Band, Pittsburgh Jazz Legacy

 

FMV $64