Friday, July 18, 2008

Clark Terry, Color Changes (Candid)

Of anything with a soft glow, a list of my favorites: Ripe peaches, Pacific Ocean sunsets, EL34 vacuum tubes, a snifter of Calvados in your belly on an autumn evening, cheese souffle just out of the oven, chocolate souffle just out of the oven, novels by Machado de Assis, the texture of dark chocolate and/or strawberry jam, the coastal landscapes of Central California, Chile, Spain, or France (Rive Gauche preferably), the way Seldon Powell's flute plays off Yusef Lateef, the burly sound of Clark Terry's flugelhorn inset against Julius Watkins' french horn and Jimmy Knepper's trombone, as if a cluster of deep crimson rubies.

Suggested Wine Pairing: Only something as round and smooth as spreading jam on your morning toast: Grayson Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon 2005, Paso Robles California.

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