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".
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.
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An exciting and unique school for jazz musicians and teachers has opened it's doors in Manchester, England beginning September, 2012. The Northern School of Jazz is an alternative weekend institution dedicated to the development, enrichment and advocation of jazz studies. Our friend, jazz guitarist, composer, arranger and educator, Kathy Dyson heads the Jazz Curriculum and Jazz Guitar departments and has always been at the forefront of initiating and expanding opportunities for studies in jazz everywhere she's been.
The school offers opportunities for jazz students and jazz teachers alike by having personalized and flexible learning modules from an accomplished and seasoned staff of dedicated and committed jazz performers and educators.
For more information visit The Northern School of Jazz website.
Several new performances have been tracked down from the 80's of Emily playing the clubs in New York City. They are obvious amateur recordings, but new tunes are always a special surprise to share. Thanks to Simon for his on going vigilance to find new material for AllThingsEmily.The recordings are comprised of three performances from different venues. First is Emily playing with guitarist John Basile at the Angry Squire Jazz Club on August, 23rd, 1986. Titles include So What, Days of Wine and Roses, Mahna De Carnaval, What's New, and a couple of Unknowns. The Unknowns sound so familiar but we can't quite place a name to them yet. If someone recognizes the untitled songs, please let us know.The second recording took place on August 8th, 1985 at the renowned Blue Note with Paul Socolow on bass and Bob Moses on drums. This short set list includes her favorite Bobby Timmons piece, Moanin, her own composition from the same titled 1983 album, Transitions, and How My Heart Sings made famous by Bill Evans. The last piece is a single 12 minute plus improv of Emily's composition, Nunca Mais also from her album Transitions, from an unknown venue in 1984 with guest guitarist Stanley Jordan. You can hear him on the second guitar solo. Enjoy.Toshikazu Saito recognized the second unknown as Speak Low, a composition by Kurt Weill from 1943, popularized by names like Walter Bishop Jr., Cal Tjader, Sonny Clark and others. Thanks Toshikazu. another thanks to Mark Perna who studied with Emily back in the day a recognized the first unknown as Midnight Waltz by Cedar Walton. My deepest appreciation to those who keep my information up to date and correct.
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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.