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Sunday, March 21, 2010

Steve Morse & Sixth Sense Syrah

Steve Morse has always been one of my favorite guitarists beginning with his work with the Dixie Dregs. He wrote all eleven tracks for the Dregs’ first record, Free Fall, which established him as a top jazz-fusion writer and musician. One of their later recordings, Industry Standard, was voted “Best Guitar LP” by the readers of Guitar Player magazine’s reader’s poll. In the same polls, Steve won the title of “Best Overall Guitarist” five years in a row qualifying him for induction into their “Gallery of Greats.” After the Dixie Dregs, Steve has done stints with his own band, the Steve Morse Trio, Kansas, and his current gig as the guitarist with Deep Purple. In addition to his virtuosity in jazz-fusion and rock, he’s quite an accomplished fingerstyle guitarist playing classical songs like “Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring” by Bach. Listening to Steve’s music is a great way to kick off the week. Enjoy!

Tumeni Notes:

Instrumental Metal:

Classical Solos:

Dixie Dregs Assembly Line:

Kat Food:

Ice Cakes:

Country Colors:

Highland Wedding:

General Lee:

Cruise Missile:  

Sleaze Factor:

Get it in writing:

Point Counterpoint:

Little kids:

Rocky Top:


Jesu of man’s desiring:

And to go with Steve’s music, I’m suggesting the third wine from Michael David, their 2006 Sixth Sense Syrah ($16.00). Past wines I’ve like and reviewed from this winery are their Seven Deadly Zins zinfandel, and their Petite Petite, Petite Syrah. The Sixth Sense has a cherry red color and blackberry and kirsch liqueur notes in the bouquet. It’s got a smidgen of Petite Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon blended in. On the palate, it’s loaded with ripe cherry, berry, and a hint of chocolate. A subtle note of pepper is evident on the long finish. It’s got subtle yet lavish flavor that’s great for listening to the music of Steve Morse…or watching the NCAA basketball tournaments. Yeah, I have to admit, I’m a fan.


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