Wednesday April 23 , 2014

Emily Remembered Duo Gears Up For U.K. Tour

Jazz guitarists, Deirdre Cartwright and Kathy Dyson are on the road again with an extensive tour of the United Kingdom in November . Eight performances are on the books that celebrate the life and works of Emily Remler. Deirdre and Kathy will cover a number of Emily originals, plus well known jazz standards, bossa nova selections and also some of their own engaging compositions. See them at the venues and dates below. Support live jazz in your town. Their album, Emily Remembered, is available from Jazz CD’s.

Long live The Firefly.



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Emily Remembered Performance Schedule for United Kingdom Fall Tour 2011

Sunday, November 6th, Leeds Firefly event Seven Arts Centre
31 Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, Leeds LS7 3PD
1.30 – 4pm Adm £5


Tuesday, November 8th, London at The Vortex

Deirdre Cartwright Group + Emily Remembered- Double bill
8.00pm 1st set 9pm Adm £10.00


Saturday, November 12th, South Petherton Sherborne Jazz at the David Hall
Deirdre Cartwright Group + Emily Remembered- Double bill
Roundwell Street, TA13 5AA Somerset
8.00pm Adm £12.00


Friday, November 18th, The Wirrall International Guitar Festival
Floral Pavilion Conference Centre Bar
Marine Promenade, New Brighton CH45 2JS
FREE EVENT – Sponsored by the Musician’s Union
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm


Saturday, November 19th, Teignmouth Jazz festival with Sarah P
United Reform Church Dawlish Road Teignmouth TQ14 8TB
3.00 – 5.00pm


Sunday, November 20th, Red Lion Freehouse with Sarah P
East Chisenbury
Pewsey, Wiltshire SN9 6AQ
Tel: 01980 671124
6.00 – 8.30pm


Monday, November 21st, Appledore Beaver Inn
Deirdre Cartwright Group + Emily Remembered- Double bill
Irsha Street EX39 1RY Devon


Tuesday, November 22nd, St Ives Jazz Club
Deirdre Cartwright Group + Emily Remembered – Double bill
Royal Square TR26 2ND Cornwall


Wednesday, November 23rd, Truro College workshop 11.30 – 1pm

 

Emily The Composer


There’s so much more to the musical legacy Emily Remler left behind than just a jazz guitarist with a heavy Wes Montgomery influence. Emily’s musical tastes were wide and eclectic, as a teenager she studied Indian classical music and found she could memorize and sing whole ragas, she delighted in trying to coax those unorthodox sounds out of her guitar. Emily often credited Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story as a particular inspiration. At the heart of Emily’s writing and playing is a genuine sense of someone communicating their emotions that is often missing in the music of many others.

Here on her birthday we celebrate Emily the composer, with a diverse selection of her own compositions that span her career and ever growing interest in music of all forms.

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This collection includes:
Avant-gardeAntonio from Catwalk (very modern sounding, ‘out-there’, unusual melody and solo)
ModalPedals from Catwalk (deep, spiritual and yet playful and light in parts, a musical journey)
LatinCarenia from This Is Me (complex arrangement, thematic development)
BalladWaltz For My Grandfather from Take Two (heartfelt, emotive)
BebopThe Firefly from Firefly (uptempo bop at its hippest, question and answer lines)

 

A Trio of Good Things


Long time no postings, so let’s correct that lapse without new material. Three good things have been laying on my desk for weeks and they are overdue for a mention. First up is the exciting news of the founding of the International Guitar Hall of Fame by Arlen Roth in Cooperstown, New York. The museum expects to open it’s doors in a couple of years and will feature all the greats of guitar from every genre and Emily’s name is on his list. Great news for all those who appreciate the history of guitar and so nice that Remler’s legacy will have a home. Visit his website for more information about inductees and of course donations to his cause are most welcomed.

Next up is the newest release from NYC jazz guitarist Rick Stone. We have featured Rick’s albums before, he has adored Emily for years and his latest includes his composition for her, the samba driven Key Lime Pie. Read Fractals review here and pick up the release from his website or CD Baby.

Third on my list, but not the least, is a guest transcription of Gerri’s Blues from supporter and longtime fan, Fulvio Vardabasso. Fulvio is a jazz guitarist living and working in Trieste, Italy and shares this hand written transcription from an earlier time when he was a student of music. He has made many transcriptions of great jazz solos including a few from Remler, Parker, Coltrane and Evans. Vardabasso said he’s always been impressed by Emily’s flow of ideas and her strong rhythmic command. So are we, thank you Fulvio. We are so happy to share his transcription efforts with all students of Emily’s music.

Download Gerri’s Blues PDF.

 

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