Here is an informative look at Emily’s music throughout her short but intense career from the Music Diary Reviews of Michael Anderson.
Michael takes a tour of all her published albums and summarizes their style along with highlights from each album with video examples, as he considers the growth taken by Emily from year to year. For new and old fans alike, it’s always nice to step back and take a grand view of her body of work and reminisce through the value of each one.
While only two of her nine albums are still in print, it’s still possible to collect these titles from various vintage music and auction websites, and it is well worth it to have them all. Thanks to Michael for his insights and sharing them with us.
A force of gifted jazz guitarists united recently in the U.K. as Sheryl Bailey, Deirdre Cartwright and Kathy Dyson found themselves sharing the spotlight where they played a few tribute songs for Emily. This clip, from the Spice of Life in Soho, London on October 17 2012, features one of Emily’s favorite standards, Softly As In A Morning Sunrise. If you are inspired by the song and wish to learn it, check out Mike Outram’s transcription of Emily’s arrangement located on the Downloads page. What a dream come true for me to see Deirdre, Kathy and Sheryl all together. Hopefully this will be the first of many collaborations from this super trio.
1. Robert Denman shared a link for an all ladies jazz band from Brazil and the striking similarities between Emily and the lead guitarist, Gabriela Gonzalez are interesting. View the video here of the band playing Paul Desmond's, Take Five.
2. Roberto Marquez transcribed the chords to Emily's East To Wes for those interested in a lead sheet for her composition to Wes Montgomery. Find other transcriptions from Emily fans on the Guest Transcriptions or Downloads pages.
3. Clive Blackman shared a wonderful transcription of Emily's tribute to mentor Herb Ellis, Blues For Herb. You can find all his submissions on the Guest Transcriptions or Downloads pages.