WHAT THE HELL

Kevin Brennan Writes About What It's Like

Lady plays the blues

I’m learning to play this piece right now, thanks to this clip and a gentleman who has provided the transcription — fo’ free! — on YouTube. I can’t stop looking at Emily Remler’s hands.

Do you know about Emily Remler? She was a remarkably talented young jazz guitarist, cut from the same cloth as Wes Montgomery and Joe Pass, and she was setting the world on fire until she died at the age of 32 in 1990. See, she had that heroin thing so many musicians seem to succumb to. It must have damaged her heart. Which is ironic because that’s what her music is so chock full of: heart.

This little blues improv is fun to play, by the way. The walking bass parts are especially cool. If you play, give it a shot!

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2 comments on “Lady plays the blues

  1. ericjbaker
    February 1, 2015

    Sad ending to the life of a talented musician.

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