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Saturday, February 26, 2011

Jake Langley & Castle Rock Pinot Noir

You’ve probably heard the music of tonight’s featured guitarist, you just didn’t know it. Guitarist Jake Langley has emerged as one this generation’s great young talents on the instrument. His Jazz credits read like a who's who with the likes of Jazz icons Bobby Hutcherson, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Jimmy McGriff, Steve Gadd, Pat Labarbara, James Moody, Trudy Pitts, George Coleman, Houston Person, Pee Wee Ellis, Scott Hamilton, Garth Hudson, Ron Blake and Bill Cosby and others. He’s been heard in many Broadway productions such as The Color Purple, Mama Mia and Jesus Christ Superstar. Jake won the Canadian National Jazz award in 2004/05 and has been on over 100 recordings, as well as performed on countless jingles, T.V. shows, and movie soundtracks. I hope you enjoy his smooth sounds and now that you’ve heard him, see if you can’t pick out his work in a T.V. show or commercial.

Goodbye Pork Pie Hat:

Reincarnation of a Love Bird:

Makin the Changes:

Close My Eyes:

Along Came Betty:

Dis Here:


Playin Wes Montgomery:

In the studio:

Duet Jamming:


Getting Greasy:

Take It Easy:

Just as you may be surprised how often you hear Jake Langley’s music, you’ll be surprised at a nifty little Pinot Noir that I had recently while at a science meeting in Marco Island, Florida. The makers of Castle Rock’s 2009 Pinot Noir ($10.00) started their winery in 1994 with the goal of making high quality wines at affordable prices. This Pinot Noir is proof they’ve accomplished their goal. On the nose, it has delicate floral notes tinged with strawberries. The strawberries follow on the palate complimented by a mid-palate of Bing cherries that linger through a slightly dry finish laced with subtle tannins. The high quality is quite unexpected for a wine at this price, especially a Pinot Noir. So grab a bottle and groove to the music of Jake Langley. Enjoy!


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