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"Groove and Grapes: Herbie Hancock Paired with an amazing Carmenere Wine from Chile!"

Album & Wine of the Week (April 16)

Hey there, music and wine lovers! Are you looking for an incredible sensory experience? Look no further than this week's album of the week: "Live in Boston, 13 November 1973" by Herbie Hancock and the Headhunters. We've paired this jazz-funk masterpiece with a glass of Alyan Family Ambassador Carmenère 2017 for a truly unforgettable experience.

Herbie Hancock and the Headhunters

If you're a jazz fan, you already know that Herbie Hancock is a living legend. He's been active in the music industry for over six decades, has won 14 Grammy Awards, and has collaborated with some of the biggest names in music, including Miles Davis, Quincy Jones, and Joni Mitchell.

In 1973, Hancock released "Head Hunters," an album that marked a departure from his earlier work and showcased a fusion of jazz, funk, and rock. The album was a commercial and critical success and earned Hancock a new audience.

"Live in Boston, 13 November 1973" was recorded during the band's tour to promote "Head Hunters" and captures the band at the height of their powers. The album features Hancock on the electric piano, Paul Jackson on bass, Bill Summers on percussion, Mike Clark on drums, and Bennie Maupin on saxophone and clarinet.

The Music

"Live in Boston, 13 November 1973" is a masterpiece of 70s jazz-funk. The album's opening track, "Palm Grease," is a funky instrumental that showcases each member's virtuosity. Bennie Maupin's saxophone solo in the middle of the track is a standout moment.

"Actual Proof" is another highlight of the album. The track starts with a funky bassline and builds to an intense climax. Hancock's piano playing on this track is particularly impressive.

The album's title track, "Chameleon," is a funk classic that has been sampled in numerous hip-hop tracks over the years. The track's bassline is instantly recognizable, and the Headhunters' tight playing makes it clear why this track has stood the test of time.

Alyan Family Ambassador Carmenère 2017

Now, let's talk about the perfect wine to pair with this incredible album: Alyan Family Ambassador Carmenère 2017. This Chilean wine is a beautiful blend of fruit and spice, with a deep ruby color and a full-bodied flavour that perfectly complements the complex rhythms and textures of Hancock's music.

On the nose, the wine has notes of blackberry, plum, and a hint of vanilla. On the palate, the wine is rich and full-bodied, with flavours of black cherry, blackcurrant, and a touch of black pepper. The wine's tannins are well-structured and provide a long, satisfying finish.


We hope you're as excited about this pairing as we are! "Live in Boston, 13 November 1973" is a classic album that showcases Herbie Hancock and the Headhunters' incredible musicianship. The album's fusion of jazz, funk, and rock is as fresh today as it was almost 50 years ago. Paired with a glass of Alyan Family Ambassador Carmenère 2017, this album is a sensory experience that all music and wine lovers should try.


Dre, Founder of Love Music Love Wine

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