What a wonderful privilege it is to be part of the thriving Emily community that ATE is, full of people all over the globe freely giving their time, energy and talents for the one purpose of honoring Emily's memory and music. With that motivation Tom Cope, longtime supporter of the site and emerging transcriber generously offers two delightful selections for solo guitar that span her career start to finish with A Taste of Honey featuring a 'Bonanza Bassline' from her very first album, Firefly and the lovely and intricately layered tune Second Childhood from her last recording, This Is Me.

Tom resides in the great state of Washington and has played with a variety of bands through the years, though he's definitely looking forward to his approaching retirement where he will have more time to hone his jazz chops and delve into other transcription challenges.

When asked what drew him to Emily's sound he replies:
CopeWhat really connects me to Emily's music is her overall style of comping, solo lines, great phrasing and clear love for what she did. She certainly has her own voice but you can also hear the essence of people like Lenny Breau, Bill Evans, Wes and Pat Martino. I first heard her on East To Wes, no turning back after that! Was lucky enough to see her in a trio setting at a small club in Seattle in '88 or '89. She was really "on" that night, really amazing.
These transcriptions represent a lot of meticulous and focused hard work on Tom's behalf, especially Second Childhood, which has never been offered anywhere. Please send your voice of appreciation in having them to twcope@comcast.net Click the paper icons below to download them in PDF.
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