Ahmad Jamal recalls the Pittsburgh of his youth — and addresses how the city treats jazz today 

"You better tell the folks in our hometown to get on the ball and put some 24/7 stations on playing the music."

"It's not like other cities," says Ahmad Jamal, the 82-year-old jazz pianist. "Pittsburgh is phenomenal; that's the difference." Jamal was born in the city's East End, where he attended Larimer Elementary and Westinghouse High School, just a few years behind fellow jazz-piano…

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