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Transitions (Emily Remler album)

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Transitions
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 1983 (1983-10)
RecordedOctober 1983
StudioMastermind Sound Studios, New York
GenreJazz
Length35:12
LabelConcord Jazz
ProducerCarl E. Jefferson
Emily Remler chronology
Take Two
(1982)
Transitions
(1983)
Catwalk
(1985)

Transitions is the third studio album by jazz guitarist Emily Remler. She was accompanied by John D'earth on the trumpet and by bassist Eddie Gomez and drummer Bob Moses in the rhythm section.

In the liner notes of this album Leonard Feather gathered Emily Remler's opinion about her choice of this group of musicians for this recording. She said: "Basically this is a guitar trio with a horn added" and "This left me responsible for all the harmony in the accompaniment", explaining that "I'm describing the chord changes, with nobody else behind me, which is quite a responsibility — specially on my own tunes, which have hard changes. Also, I have to supply the harmonic aspects of the accompaniments to solos."[1]

Reception

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[2]

For the Allmusic reviewer Scott Yanow "this is one of the strongest of the six Emily Remler Concord recordings" he stated that it "was a strong step forward, as she started to really get away from her early Wes Montgomery/Herb Ellis influence and find a voice of her own".[2]

Journalist Michael J. West wrote in JazzTimes that "Transitions" "marked an increasing focus on her own compositions and a step away from bebop conservatism."[3]

Track listing

No.TitleLength
1."Nunca mais" (Emily Remler)4:56
2."Searchin'" (Duke Ellington-Steve Allen)6:08
3."Transitions" (Emily Remler)7:56
4."Del Sasser" (Sam Jones)6:44
5."Coral" (Keith Jarrett)6:07
6."Ode To Mali" (Emily Remler)4:41

Personnel

References

  1. ^ Leonard Feather (1983). Transitions (liner notes). Emily Remler. Concord Records. CJ-236.
  2. ^ a b Yanow, Scott. Transitions – Review at AllMusic. Retrieved March 28, 2020.
  3. ^ ""The Rise and Decline of Guitarist Emily Remler"". April 25, 2019. By Michael J. West. jazztimes.com. Retrieved 25 f March 2020.
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