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18 September 1957, New York City, New York, USA, d. 4 May 1990, Sydney, Australia. Emily Remler began playing guitar as a small child and her early preference for rock was superseded by jazz while studying at Berklee College Of Music. After leaving Berklee in 1976 she began performing professionally, playing club, concert and festival engagements across the USA. A residency in New Orleans attracted attention when she was called upon to accompany important visiting instrumentalists and singers. She was heard by Herb Ellis, who actively encouraged her career, helping her to obtain her first recording date, for Concord, and an appearance at the Concord Jazz Festival. She continued to tour, particularly with Astrud Gilberto, and made a fine duo album, Together, with Larry Coryell.
Other guitarists with whom she worked were Barney Kessel and Charlie Byrd. A strikingly gifted performer with eclectic musical tastes, she played with flair and her...