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Sunday, June 20, 2010

Charlie Byrd & Perrin & Fils Vinosobres

Just returned from a two week business trip to Europe. Seven cities in 10 days and I haven’t quite recovered from the jet lag yet. Today is Father’s Day and in honor of the occasion, I’d like to dedicate tonight’s blog to my late Father and his favorite guitarist, the incomparable Charlie Byrd. My Dad once drove three hundred miles just to see him play. As you watch and listen, you’ll understand why. Charlie was a master of jazz with distinct Brazilian and classical influences. Hope you enjoy his music as much as I did as a child.



Jitterbug Waltz:

Satin Doll:

Jive at Five:

Blue Monk:

Shiny Stockings:

While My Guitar Gently Weeps:



I only have eyes for you:

7 come 11 with Tal Farlow & Barney Kessel:

Lover with Tal Farlow & Barney Kessel:

Since I spent three days in France, I’m going to pair Charlie with a French wine, namely a 2006 Perrin & Fils Vinosobres ($20.00). The wine originates from the the northern part of the southern Rhone. It’s equal parts Grenache and Syrah has a fresh fruitiness that comes from the cooler climate at the higher elevation of this region. On the nose, it has scents of dark berries and cherries. On the palate, you’ll find flavors of black currents, berries, figs, and a touch of hoisin sauce along with herb and spice notes finishing with expresso and mineral flavors. It’s medium-bodied and elegant with strong Burgundian character. Wine Spectator Rated it a 91. Very nice and perfect for listening to Charlie Byrd. Happy Father’s Day, Dad. Enjoy!


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