Peace, Love and `Ukulele

Jake Shimabukuro

Copyright Year(s): 2010
Format: CD
Price: $15.98
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Album Notes

It’s rare for a young musician to earn comparisons to the likes of Jimi Hendrix and Miles Davis. It’s even harder to find an artist who has entirely redefined an instrument by his early 30’s. But Jake Shimabukuro has already accomplished these feats, and more, in a little over a decade of playing and recording music. “The sounds this boyish 33-year-old wrings from his `ukulele----are unlike anything else in the history of the instrument."

Yes, the `ukulele. In the hands of Shimabukuro, the traditional Hawaiian instrument of four strings and two octaves is stretched and molded into a complex and bold new force. On an album like his new “Peace Love `Ukulele” Jake and his “`uke” effortlessly (it seems) mix jazz, rock, classical, traditional Hawaiian music and folk, creating a sound that’s both technically masterful and emotionally powerful--- and utterly unique in the music world.

This is Jake's 10th CD, and his first distributed by Jimmy Buffett’s Mailboat Records.

Na Hoku Hanohano Awards :: 2012

Favorite Entertainer of the Year
Instrumental Album of the Year

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