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Emily Remler

Dreaming with Pick in Mouth
In the mid 80's a unique listening opportunity descended on the jazz lovers of Charlottesville Virginia. Emily Remler and Larry Coryell stayed in Charlottesvile for a short time in order to develop material for a album that they planned. They held spontaneous sessions at a local watering hole, often with no announcement. They did not introduce themselves when onstage, but did introduce the “sitters,” those local musicians who often sat in with them.

This sometimes led to rather unusual audience dynamics. The bar was popular with University students, who frequently hadn't got the word on who was playing. Sometimes they would play “quarters” loudly and ignore the activity on stage. Once I overheard the following. “Hey, who are these people, anyway? Not bad, for locals.”

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