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Vino + Vinyl: KIND OF BLUE + Grenache
January 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Twin Cities Wine Education presents a new concept for wine and music lovers …
VINO and VINYL
Class two: Miles Davis’ SOME KIND OF BLUE + GRENACHE
Join us for a new concept in wine education: Vino and Vinyl with Twin Cities Wine Education. Each Vino and Vinyl night will be a memorable pairing of a particular wine variety along with a legendary album played on 180g vinyl on top quality equipment including a vintage Marantz turntable and a Jamo 626 speaker system.
We will start this night with a history of Grenache, tasting gems from the Mediterranean basin including the island of Sardinia. Accompanying the education will be a range of outstanding wines, along with handouts, maps, and deep information.
Then we’ll segway into discussing the legendary 1959 album by Miles Davis, considered by many the greatest jazz album of all time, Kind of Blue. As noted via Wikipedia:
“Kind of Blue has been regarded by many critics as the greatest jazz record, Davis’s masterpiece, and one of the best albums of all time. Its influence on music, including jazz, rock, and classical genres, has led writers to also deem it one of the most influential albums ever recorded. The album was one of fifty recordings chosen in 2002 by the Library of Congress to be added to the National Recording Registry, and in 2003 it was ranked number 12 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.”
Side one will be accompanied by Grenache wines of Europe, side two will be accompanied by a selection of wines from America and Australia. We will also discuss the ideas of wine and music pairing, and how certain wavelengths of rhythm and types of music can influence our sense of taste and wine enjoyment.
We hope you can make it for this new and fascinating class.
In a review of the album, AllMusic senior editor Stephen Thomas Erlewine stated: “Kind of Blue isn’t merely an artistic highlight for Miles Davis, it’s an album that towers above its peers, a record generally considered as the definitive jazz album, a universally acknowledged standard of excellence. Why does Kind of Blue possess such a mystique? Perhaps because this music never flaunts its genius…. It’s the pinnacle of modal jazz — tonality and solos build from the overall key, not chord changes, giving the music a subtly shifting quality…. It may be a stretch to say that if you don’t like Kind of Blue, you don’t like jazz — but it’s hard to imagine it as anything other than a cornerstone of any jazz collection.”