Emily's mentor, friend and inspiration, the venerable jazz guitarist Herb Ellis passed away yesterday, March 30th at the age of 88.

Today we are " Herb Heavy " in our hearts as we look back to his influence and music on the world of jazz. He is remembered by those that knew him best as,

'' A gentle and kind country spirit. A man of integrity...like Ray Brown, worlds unto themselves. Herb contained the Charlie Christian root...mid America. Herb Ellis was America on guitar'' - Kelly Roberti

Read the full story at these links:
The New York Times The Washington Post NPR Jazz All About Jazz

In his memory, once again take delight in this 1983 recording of Emily and Herb in Amsterdam and savor the sweet exchanges of two lovely guitars now joined in Club Paradise.

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