Here is an informative look at Emily's music throughout her short but intense career from the Music Diary Reviews of Michael Anderson.
Michael takes a tour of all her published albums and summarizes their style along with highlights from each album with video examples, as he considers the growth taken by Emily from year to year. For new and old fans alike, it's always nice to step back and take a grand view of her body of work and reminisce through the value of each one.
While only two of her nine albums are still in print, it's still possible to collect these titles from various vintage music and auction websites, and it is well worth it to have them all. Thanks to Michael for his insights and sharing them with us.
A force of gifted jazz guitarists united recently in the U.K. as Sheryl Bailey, Deirdre Cartwright and Kathy Dyson found themselves sharing the spotlight where they played a few tribute songs for Emily. This clip, from the Spice of Life in Soho, London on October 17 2012, features one of Emily's favorite standards, Softly As In A Morning Sunrise. If you are inspired by the song and wish to learn it, check out Mike Outram's transcription of Emily's arrangement located on the Downloads page. What a dream come true for me to see Deirdre, Kathy and Sheryl all together. Hopefully this will be the first of many collaborations from this super trio.
Trevor White has generously shared his transcription of Emily's "This Is My Eb", variations on E flat minor scales that she played over A7 chords. This exercise is taken from her instructional video, Advanced Jazz and Latin Improvisation, and highlights her technique for playing minor scales instead of modes when dominant or minor chords are used. He is sure other students of jazz guitar will enjoy having the information at their fingertips when improvising over dominant 7ths. We appreciate Trevor for his diligent work and for sharing with her fans. Click the graphic or the PDF icon to download.
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Wolfgang Kulawik joins our team and will offer his transcription expertise on some of Emily’s most cherished songs, especially from her Unpublished library. Visit Wolf Studio for his latest postings.
Offerings so far include: Pocket Wes Carenia Tenor Madness Snowfall Bb Blues
The New England Jazz Society has archived a live performance featuring Emily at the Worcester Jazz Festival from 1985 and highlights some of her most intimate solo playing ever captured on audio. Revel in familiar and first ever songs alike.
The set list is not provided so refer to the index below Track 1: Folk Song ~ TrinityTrack 2: Afro Blue ~ E Samba ~ Manha De Carnaval ~ How Insensitive Track 3: Mocha Spice ~ Pedals ~ Moanin Track 4: A Blues Track 5: Fried Pies (guitar and bass duo) Track 6: A Taste Of Honey ~ Eleanor Rigby ~ D Natural Blues Track 7: Watch What Happens (guitar/bass duo) Track 8: Polka Dots and Moonbeams ~ Cisco Track 9: Autumn Leaves (duo with Jane Miller) Track 10: Blue Bossa (duo with Jane Miller) Track 11: Summertime
For any fan of real books, these real notes from Emily will spark a new interest in an old song.
Visit our newest page for access to a treasure chest of handwritten song roadmaps and chord progressions for many of your favorite Emily compositions and jazz standards.
Courtesy of Emily’s fellow friend and colleague, Kelly Roberti.
Through Watch and Learn Inc, Guy Fenocchi breaks down the techniques and methods that make this blues song swing so sweetly. You receive a 16 minute instruction video, tab and notation pdf and a background track to practice with. It's a bargain for one of her most requested songs.
You won’t find a better or more complete way to learn this classic Wes Montgomery song, a favorite of Emily's which she famously played in Bb. Click the 'Read More' button to check out a free preview from the lesson video.
The Open Mic page is a showcase for both casual and professional players alike.
It's a place for musicians to share both personal and public performances of Emily songs or tributes. Simply email your Youtube link or MP3 file by using the contact page and it will be posted to share with our loyal listeners.
It doesn’t have to be one of Emily’s original compositions but please limit it to the songs and composers she recorded. Don’t be shy, anything of or for Emily is the most honored she could be.
Musician and transcriber, Rob Strait shares some of Emily's compositions that you will find now where else in sets of very accurate and detailed transcriptions. Visit Strait's Corner for his latest postings.
Ballad For A Music Box Blues For Herb Waltz For My Grandfather Select jazz standards
Places around the web that offer interesting stories, photos and music for further Emily research and enjoyment.