The Guitar Show: JazzMasters Series One ~ Manhattan, New York.
~ You Know What I'm Sayin' ~ Live
All I can say is, Mercy!
Skeptical of Emily's originality or ability for complex structure... try this one at home and get back to me. Bonus: the sheet music for this version can be downloaded from Transcriptions page.
~ Majestic Dance ~ Live
This song grew out of her days spent as Artist In Residence at Duquesne University and performing around the Three Rivers area in the late 80's. It started out with the title, Abrazo No Pittsburgh which translates, A Hug For Pittsburgh.
Have a listen to an early performance of Abrazo with Trombonist/Percussionist, Jay Ashby at the Manchester Craftsmen's Guild in 1989.
~ Blues For Herb ~ Live
If you listen to this solo rendering you'll be unfavorably biased against the studio band version. She really cut it loose when it was just her alone with a guitar.
~ Afro Blue ~
From Advanced Jazz and Latin Improvisation. Emily's soulful arrangement of a great Mongo Santamaria tune popularized by Coltrane. Also the version used in transcribing Afro Blue available on the Transcriptions page. One of my personal favorites.
~ Mocha Spice ~
Ending song on Advanced Jazz & Latin Improvisation. Somehow her solo versions of studio songs are always more appealing to me and this shortened variation of Mocha is as sweet as it gets.
~ Red Blouse ~
The opening song on, Advanced Jazz & Latin Improvisation. Emily's solo guitar version of this rare Jobim tune originally written for piano is samba perfection.
~ D Natural Blues: In B Flat ~
Her version of a great Wes Montgomery tune from the beginning of Bebop & Swing Guitar. How to walk your bassline with serious style!
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