Here are two new solo guitar arrangements, courtesy of Robert Strait, we know you will enjoy adding to your holiday set lists. Ave Maria is a traditional favorite from composer Franz Schubert and of course Christmas Time Is Here, comes from the amazing jazz genius of the late Vince Guiraldi, a tune made popular in Charles Schulz’s Charlie Brown Christmas series.
Robert and AllThingsEmily wish everyone a happy and blessed New Year.
Looking for some cool recent releases or classic jazz albums to share for the holidays? Here are a few suggestions to shorten your list. Click on the album cover or title for more information. Enjoy the season with Emily’s We Three Kings from the 1989 album, Christmas Guitars.
Bobby Broom – Upper West Side Story
Jane Miller – Three Sides To A Story
Grant Green – Matador
Walrath ~ AAberg ~ Roberti - Montana Wildcats
Dexter Gordon – Classic Blue Note Recordings
Dexter Gordon – The Apartment
Here is the latest great round of performances from musicians who are keeping Emily’s torch burning bright.
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Transitions performed by the Alicyn Yaffee Quintet
Nardis and Waltz For My Grandfather by jazz guitar duo Fulvio Vardabasso and Luigi Pellissetti
What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life from guitarist
Teri Stansfield playing Emily’s arrangement of a jazz standard she discovered from Joel Turoff’s lessons with Emily.
Emily's friend and student, Jane Miller has recently released, Three Sides To A Story featuring 15 standards and pop tunes on jazz and acoustic guitars. A savory collection for solo guitar enthusiasts. Learn more at Jane Miller Website
Check out the new page, Strait's Corner, for hard to find transcriptions of Emily's work from musician, Robert A. Strait.
Rob will be a feature transcriber for us in the future. For now you can find his transcriptions of Emily's Ballad For A Music Box and Blues For Herb, with many options to choose from including head and solo only, full transcriptions and even large print and lead sheets. As a bonus Rob has included the head and guitar solos for a couple of his other favorite jazz guitarists.