An exciting and unique school for jazz musicians and teachers has opened it’s doors in Manchester, England beginning September, 2012. The Northern School of Jazz is an alternative weekend institution dedicated to the development, enrichment and advocation of jazz studies.
Our friend, jazz guitarist, composer, arranger and educator, Kathy Dyson heads the Jazz Curriculum and Jazz Guitar departments and has always been at the forefront of initiating and expanding opportunities for studies in jazz everywhere she’s been.
The school offers opportunities for jazz students and jazz teachers alike by having personalized and flexible learning modules from an accomplished and seasoned staff of dedicated and committed jazz performers and educators.
Several new performances have been tracked down from the 80′s of Emily playing the clubs in New York City. They are obvious amateur recordings, but new tunes are always a special surprise to share. Thanks to Simon for his on going vigilance to find new material for AllThingsEmily.
The recordings are comprised of three performances from different venues. First is Emily playing with guitarist John Basile at the Angry Squire Jazz Club on August, 23rd, 1986. Titles include So What, Days of Wine and Roses, Mahna De Carnaval, What’s New, and a couple of Unknowns. The Unknowns sound so familiar but we can’t quite place a name to them yet. If someone recognizes the untitled songs, please let us know.
The second recording took place on August 8th, 1985 at the renowned Blue Note with Paul Socolow on bass and Bob Moses on drums. This short set list includes her favorite Bobby Timmons piece, Moanin, her own composition from the same titled 1983 album, Transitions, and How My Heart Sings made famous by Bill Evans.
The last piece is a single 12 minute plus improv of Emily’s composition, Nunca Mais also from her album Transitions, from an unknown venue in 1984 with guest guitarist Stanley Jordan. You can hear him on the second guitar solo. Enjoy.
Toshikazu Saito recognized the second unknown as Speak Low, a composition by Kurt Weill from 1943, popularized by names like Walter Bishop Jr., Cal Tjader, Sonny Clark and others. Thanks Toshikazu.
another thanks to Mark Perna who studied with Emily back in the day a recognized the first unknown as Midnight Waltz by Cedar Walton. My deepest appreciation to those who keep my information up to date and correct.
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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.