Jazz & Juice
By Kristen Lee Sergeant
Jazz & Juice May 03, 2022
Effervescence: Champagne Meets Art Tatum
Let's find out what makes bubbly that way, and delve into the academic pre-twitter wars about Art Tatum's exceptional genius (and why sometimes other folk's genius can be depressing.) Tatum's version of "Night and Day" along with Ployez-Jaquemart's bubbles won't let you down!
Transparency: Ben Webster Meets Pinot Noir
Explore how the transparency of sound and of a grape can create transcendent effects. Kristen takes some detours in zen instruments, Kansas City jazz and the surprising 23 and me results for Pinot Nor...
Opulence: Grenache Blanc Meets Sarah Vaughan
Join Kristen for an exploration of opulence through a white Priorat and Sarah Vaughan's later work with the Count Basie Orchestra, discovering what makes something extra in just the right way.
Tension: Riesling meets Eric Dolphy
Kristen explores the idea of tension and rule breaking with a great dry Riesling and a legendary free jazz recording. The show also welcomes its first guest, Grammy winner Ted Nash!
The Tasting Spiral
Smash the grids, stop coloring by numbers, and take a tour of an innovative tasting visual in this bonus episode.
Wildness: Syrah Meets Mingus
Join Kristen for an exploration of what makes wildness wonderful in music and wine. Themes freedom and destruction, masterpieces and mayhem abound in this season finale featuring Mingus' "Pithecanthropus Erectus" and Dumien Serrette Cornas.
Restraint: Chianti Classico Meets Sonny Rollins
Join Kristen in an exploration of creativity and sabbatical, black roosters and fame's perils, and what it means to be 100% in both Sonny Rollins' "The Bridge" and Chianti Classico.
Evolution: Chenin Blanc Meets Mary Lou Williams
Discover how the grape and the groove inspire healing and even reverence in this episode, taking us from winemaking monks to the present day. Explore Mary Lou Williams' later work and the inspired wine of Domaine du Closel and celebrate some incredible women in wine and song.
Spontaneity: Zinfandel meets the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra
Kristen explores spontaneity, form and freedom by way of the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra and a biodynamic Zinfandel from AmByth Estates in California.
Ease: Chardonnay meets The Modern Jazz Quartet
Kristen talks about The Modern Jazz Quartet, California chardonnay, the importance of glassware, performance space, and the difficulty with respectability.
Structure: Bordeaux meets Duke Ellington
Kristen talks about featured varietals & featured soloists, a little jazz & wine history, and airline art movies in the first ever Jazz & Juice episode!