Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
This is Me
Daniel Lee | Australia | 02/22/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have been a big fan of Emily Remler since I was first introduced to her by my guitar teacher almost a decade ago. Her first album introduced us to a new promising artist and every album since has been better than the one before, demonstrating her willingness to explore the boundries of Jazz Guitar playing in all aspects. "This is Me" is her final outpouring before her tragic passing and features just a taste of what she had in store for us if she was still alive. Every track on this album is fantastic. Every track explores new ideas that we have not seen before on any of her earlier albums. It seems that she was just teasing us with all of her earlier work. With "This is Me" she has finally let loose and let go af any inhibitions and just created the music that she wanted to create, for it's own sake. The supporting artists are also excellent and fit into her ideas perfectly without losing the feel of what she wanted to do within each tune. If you are at all interested in where Jazz Guitar can go then this album is a must. The only problem is that this is just the tip of the iceberg that she was riding and we will never hear the rest of it."
Papetti | Mexico City | 03/27/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Emily was considered (and still is by many of us) a great Jazz Guitarist, and here on her last CD, she sounds so fresh, so straight ahead, and to my delight; so Brazilian Jazz.
For years I'd only heard the song "E Samba" but came to realize that many other cuts featured Brazilian Jazz hues which I assume Emily loved; cuts besides "E Samba" like: "You Know What I'm Saying", "Around the Bend", "Carenia" and "Simplicidaje" are absolutely great and very innovative; still up-to-date.
Her guests on this her last CD were:
- Emily Remler / Guitar & Guitar Synthesizer
- Russ Freeman / Keyboards and Programming
- Jimmy Johnson / Bass
- Duduka Da Fonseca / Drums
- Romero Lubambo / Acoustic Guitars
- Bill O'Connell / Piano
- David Benoit / Piano
- Luis Conte / Percussion
- Cafe / Percussions
- Lincoln Goines / Bass
- Maucha Adnet / Vocals
If you definitely are into great Jazz Guitarists, this Emily CD must be in your collection.