It is always a rejuvenation to receive confirmations from around the world of Emily's lasting memory and influence, whether it be a shared story, a newly found archive, a tribute performance, or in this case a transcription of her music.

From many countries I have received personal testaments of love for Emily's compositions and arrangements and have the privilege of providing a platform for fans to share their work. Here from Japan, Ueda Jiro, a new student of jazz guitar, found Emily among his father's jazz collection and learned his first Emily chords from him. Ueda was already an avid player of japanese folk and pop music, but it was Emily that made him appreciate jazz guitar for the first time.

"When I first heard her album "Firefly", I was completely fascinated with her guitar sound and musical talent. And I began to make transcriptions, such as "Perk's Blues", "Strollin'","Look To The Sky" and "For Regulars Only".
Emily's "In A Sentimental Mood" was particularly special.
I think this tune is her best performance. It contains her sense for beauty and melancholy, that's how I came to love her music.
~ Ueda Jiro

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.


We appreciate Ueda's transcription and for sharing it with us. He is open to any suggestions or corrections of his work, just leave him a message here. As for his future plans, Ueda intends to further his studies in jazz methods and playing and will eternally be a fan of Emily Remler.