Wednesday April 16 , 2014

Special Collections

Vintage out-of-print articles, interviews with fellow musicians and other exclusive contributions from kind and generous people with unique vantage points that will give you insight into the everyday life of Emily that we missed along the way.
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People Magazine: April 26th 1982

A short interview from 1982, but one that produced one of her
most quoted lines in the opening sentence.

Guitarra Magazine: Nov 2009

For my spanish speaking audience, an archive from Guitarra Magazine

K Jazline Publications: May 1989


article and photo by Brian McMillen


Jazz Journal Mar. '88

A revealing interview with Martin Richards during the ’87 Nice Jazz Festival in France and is also where the brilliant ‘ Bossa International ‘ live recording with the Hank Crawford Quintet was made.


JazzTimes cover

Two articles, choose from the links below.

Feature story by Leslie Gourse from March 1988

Before & After series with Leonard Feather from June 1989

DownBeat Magazine

DownBeat Mag.

Two articles, combined in link below.

From May 1982, Profile by James Liska

From May 1985 Life After Wes by Julie Coryell.

Guitar Player Magazine: September 1981

GuitarPlayer 81cover
A comprehensive article by Arnie Berle at her debut.

Guitar Player Magazine: April 2000

GuitarPlayer 2000cover
Short and sweet remembrance article.

Ford Times Magazine: November 1989

The Lady Can Swing ~ Another article by prominent jazz writer, Leslie Gourse, covering four ladies in Jazz: Terri Lyne, Emily, Joanne Brackeen and Mary McPartland. Nothing new here about Emily, but we do get another grand photo opportunity to view that groovy floral leg warmer outfit. You can’t dare to wear something like that and Not Swing!

FT cover

Borys brochures
Keep in mind the price list and phone number included are no longer valid but for anyone interested in corresponding with Roger present day, visit his website


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Vintage advertisement from 1985 Guitar Player Magazine

Berklee ad

Honorable Mentions

Articles from other musicians who worked or knew Emily and give her name a mention during the interview.
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Just Jazz Guitar interview with former Emily manager, Marty Ashby 2009.

Interview by Stephen Rekas with Emily’s friend, former student and jazz guitarist,
Jane Miller.

Interview with Russ DeFilippis: Jazz Guitar Life 2004.

Interview with Joshua Breakstone: Jazz Guitar Life 2005

Article by Tony Oreshko: Tony Oreshko website

A lovely ” here’s a day in the life of ” Emily story from Michael Ducey.


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