These past few weeks, I’ve been musing on Mr. Stanley Turrentine and I can’t get out of my head how much his tone on the tenor reminds me of Grenache, a soft, supple and comforting grape originally from Spain, but now found the world over. When his register rises and he plays in higher octaves, it brings about a sensation of Grenache being blended with one of its favorite co-stars, Syrah, a higher-pitched, more angular grape that creates an extra dimension and slightly coarser edges.
Gee Baby, Ain’t I Good to You (Blue Hour, 1961)
Grenache: Very easy intro
Grenache: A little more in-depth
Originally aired Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020 on the Morning Show with Emily Reese.
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