Jazz Vintage

Jazz Vintage

Everyone gets the concept of pairing wine with food, but what about pairing it with music? Barbecues, backyard hangs, informal get-togethers: Here’s a playlist inspired by 1976, a moment when Napa Valley wineries like Chateau Montelena and Stag’s Leap helped bring big, new-world wines into serious conversation, and hybrid artists from George Benson and Weather Report to Joni Mitchell and Steely Dan blended jazz tradition with new pop forms. Because even greats evolve. Our editors regularly update this playlist to highlight celebrated vintages in jazz and wine history, so if you hear something you like, add it to your library.

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