Click to read full article from Jazztimes News: Gone, Not Forgotten.
ATE overseas correspondent Simon Crook was lucky enough to find the best table
in the house to take in the show and has this review to share:
On one of the warmest evenings of the year so far, Kathy Dyson And Deirdre Cartwright opened their set with an elegant take on Wes Montgomery's Four On Six in front of a good-natured and attentive audience. Following on with Emily's arrangement of Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise, their soulful playing on this tune was a particular highlight, showcasing Deirdre's lyrical lines as she skillfully dug into the harmony, choosing only the most meaningful intervals to define Kathy's solid accompaniment. A well received version of Horace Silver's perky Sister Sadie was up next. Deirdre spoke about how much Emily had influenced them both and deserved to be remembered and the amazing fact that, as far as they know, they are still the only professional women jazz guitarists in the UK. Jobim's haunting and beautiful How Insensitive gave them both a chance to stretch out and trade solos. A confident version of Emily's own composition, Blues For Herb followed, and the mood remained upbeat with Joy Spring, a tune that Emily had arranged and regularly played live, years before recording it with Larry Coryell. Deirdre and Kathy ended the set with the standard, All The Things You Are. Although it would have been good to hear a couple more of Emily's own compositions it was impossible not to be charmed and thoroughly entertained by their great playing and infectious enthusiasm for the music.
This was a great gig. Two distinctly different sounding guitarists influenced by Emily giving their take on her music using the original settings. They both were really enjoying themselves and communicated it to the audience. There are still a few wrinkles to be ironed out but I hope this music makes it to cd.
Click to read interview: Five Questions For Kathy Dyson
from UK's MetroLife section where she shares a few thoughts about Emily and why there are too few women jazz guitarists. Certainly a topic that deserves further discussion and evaluation.
Play on ladies.
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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joins our team and will offer his transcription expertise on some of Emily’s most cherished songs, especially from her Unpublished library.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.