Thursday, December 6, 2012

"Blues for Herb"

Happy Thursday, friend. We’re here again with another amazing guitar player (& a short post) for your Thursday listening pleasure.

I wish more people knew about Emily Remler, who was an amazing jazz guitar player; that feels important, & I’ll try to do what little I can through this blog to help that along. I knew Emily, though only slightly, as an acquaintance, but I had some insight into her very sad & very untimely end. Emily’s passing in 1990 was a great loss, & not just because of her musical ability. Her guitar playing, at the least, lives on at least in recordings—a small consolation, because she would no doubt have gone on to do beautiful things in jazz. & I would note & underline that the world of jazz guitar is, sadly, very male-dominated, but Emily didn’t have to take a backseat to anyone.

Hope you enjoy these swinging original composition, “Blues for Herb.” Great guitar work by such a talented player.

Image of Emily Remler is from Wikipedia. It’s by Wiki user Brianmcmillen, & is  licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

1 comment:

  1. Ah yes! Jazz host Eric Jackson used to play a lot of her stuff on his "Eric in the Evening" show on WGBH FM out of Boston. I even remember the tribute show he broadcast after her death. Such a shame that such a talent left us so early.


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