Here is a link to Clifford Brown’s trumpet solo taken from the Clifford Brown Complete EmArcy recordings. Emily Remler’s guitar improvisation on Daahoud (from the CD “East Meets Wes”) is available on iTunes and worth the 99 cents, and you can find a transcription of her solo here. Listening to Brown’s, Stafford’s (see recent post) and Remler’s solos back to back opened my ears to the song’s possibilities. Now, only if could do the same.
If you don’t remember when the subway was 50 cents, you probably don’t know Emily Remler (she was married to the more well-known jazz pianist Monty Alexander), who was in her jazz prime in the 1980’s and died much too young in 1990.