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music playlists... for cooking, entertaining, drinking....

Posted by napagirl68, Feb 13, 2010.

Just curious what everyone is listening to while cooking, tasting, drinking...

My current fave is Corinne Bailey Ray's The Sea

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Reply by dirkwdeyoung, Feb 13, 2010.

How about some Scott Joplin for a fun atmosphere.

Reply by napagirl68, Feb 13, 2010.

sounds good, dirkwdeyoung! Will ck it out... I am right now finalizing my valentine's menu.. drinking a Ca rhone blend (viognier, roussane, marssane), and listening to Ella and Satchmo.... a lovely ca eve.. after spending day in half moon bay... 70degs.. sunny.....amazing....

Reply by Lucha Vino, Feb 14, 2010.

How about some Miles back in the day when Coltrane was part of his crew?

Reply by napagirl68, Feb 14, 2010.

Oh Miles... and coltrane as welll. what a great suggestion, Vellovino!

Right now, as I type and drink and converse with hubby, we are listening to Gypsy Kings... and after finishing that white rhone blend, have moved on to a tempranillo.. Whoo hooo! how fitting...

Reply by Lucha Vino, Feb 14, 2010.

Cool, you could move on in Miles' history to Sketches of Spain to go with the Tempranillo!

Reply by dirkwdeyoung, Feb 14, 2010.

I have some traditional french cafe music with accordion that I enjoy much as background music and have to good fortune to have a relative who is a professional musician in Turkey (does movie soundtracks, etc.), he has given me some pretty interesting cds that are a fusion of traditional turkish motifs with modern arrangements, pretty cool.

Reply by Eric Guido, Feb 14, 2010.

People laugh and often mention that my kitchen is like an operating room, I love listening to Mozart and my favorites are Mozart's Requiem in D minor and The Magic Flute.

Sometimes I listen to music that fits the food. The recipe testing for my Goulash article was done while listening to Gypsy music.

Reply by dirkwdeyoung, Feb 14, 2010.

Do you mean Ziguenerweisen? Or do you find some real Gypsy CDs?

Reply by Eric Guido, Feb 14, 2010.

I have a few friends that are heavily into the Balkan music scene here in NYC. A number of them are also into Gypsy music. I was given a few CD's. Some of the stuff is well produced and some of it sounds like it was recorded on a table-top cassette deck, outside of someone's trailer home.

Reply by atonalprime, Feb 15, 2010.

There really is a fantastic gypsy music scene in NYC, and it definitely puts me in a good mood with the desire to libate!

If I'm looking to really be introspective about my wine, I'll choose Mahler.

I experienced a wonderful playlist tonight at Umi Nom in Brooklyn, created by the chef. It consisted of songs that have been sampled in famous pop songs, only these were the original songs. It was fun, funky, soulful and entertaining -- a perfect accompaniment to the food and wine (spatlese and german pinot gris!)

Reply by dmcker, Feb 15, 2010.

Napagirl, considering your new profile photo, are you listening to any Chinese music?

Reply by amour, Feb 15, 2010.

napagirl68....I only just caught up with your love of Corrine Bailey-Rae !!
Congratulations......I was introduced to her by my daughter
who is Vice-President of RIAA in D.C.
She is the lawyer protecting her intellectual property rights and so on.

Corrine is very petite and oh! so soulful.
I ask everyone to listen to her!
I again saw her in concert with John Legend....
My favourite was their duo..."WHERE IS THE LOVE?"
FANTASTIC....and I am often humming "SAPPHIRE AND FADED JEANS"
and"Girl! put your records on...tell me your favourite song..."

I often listen to Shirley Bassey and Nina Simone while sipping.

Sometimes Classical music...Mozart.

There are many times when I actually choose the music to match the wine.
Pairing wine and music ...... and there is a wine for each and every poem I have written !

Have I said enough as yet??????

Reply by napagirl68, Feb 15, 2010.

@ amour- I love Corinne Baily Rae... her new album reflects her loss of her husband at such a young age... If you haven't heard it yet, get it on Itunes... was released a few weeks ago, called The Sea. More serious and complex than her self-titled album (which was fantastic!!!)

@ dmcker- my new avatar is not from China.. it is the dock on the lake out back behind Chateau Montelena in Calistoga! I really like that picture...... Have not listened to Chinese music, but my sis just got back from Beijing, where she was staying for 6mos. Will have to ask her about this....

@ eric... love classical to cook to as well. I oftentimes have Rolando Villazon or Thomas Quasthoff playing to my cooking and sipping. It all depends on my moods, and being half Italian/half German, they can change pretty quickly! One I REALLY love is a jazz rendition of the classicals... It is the David Rees-Williams Trio, Hidden Colours. I LOVE this album and can listen to it forever- even took it into the OR when I had surgery a few years ago! LOL! ... my husband finds it morose, but being the kind of girl I am, I like a little classical darkness in some of my tunes! I find it rich and lovely..

@ everyone else.. Thanks for new suggestions.. will have to ck out some of the NYC gypsy music...

Reply by hhotdog, Feb 16, 2010.

love some great piano jazz...or even some sinatra! music just puts you in the mood!!

Reply by Girl Drink Drunk, Feb 17, 2010.

Soul Coughing if I'm just sipping. Modest Mouse if I'm pounding.

Reply by napagirl68, Feb 17, 2010.


Reply by dmcker, Feb 17, 2010.

So shall we match specific music to particular wines?

Rather a limited sampling there (of both music and wine). Since we're so careful about matching food to wine, anyone want to step into the breach and become a sommelierDJ?

Reply by thewinegal, Feb 18, 2010.

How about a Joseph Handler Riesling with Rainbow by G Love & Jack Johnson - funky smell but sweet to taste. It's not mind-boggling but lingers a bit and you want a little more.

Reply by Rupert Degas, Mar 27, 2010.

The soundtrack to the film 'Big Night' is wonderful - Italian crooners, classic Italian music and Rosemary Clooney. 

Reply by amour, Mar 27, 2010.

Rupert seem to  touch me...everytime!!

You are sending me to get "BIG NIGHT" !!!!

Never heard it...but I feel that it will make me a Big Big Night!!!

When I heard MRS.ROBINSON sung in Italian....I got goose-pimples!  (Of course, I love quite a few Italian opera arias...)

Meanwhile I am offering the music from...frommmmmm

Phantom of the Opera  especially some songs when sung by SARAH BRIGHTMAN......any takers......Drinking from FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA...of course....while humming along..!!!!

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