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This luscious album showcases the talents of legendary slack-key guitarist Led Kaapana from the Big Island. The music on BLACK SAND will pull you in two directions: Go with the aloha spirit and waft on the warm, sweet melodic breezes, or dive amazed into Kaapana's extraordinary fingerpickin' style. How does he do it? Phrases cascade like waterfalls, themes soar like sea birds, and jaunty syncopations bounce off one another, all with a steady bass keeping it on track. On "Kanaka Waiwai/O Maria," the versatile Kaapana takes out his autoharp for an all-embracing romance of strumming and picking. Producer and pianist George Winston joins in on "Akaka Falls," a lovely ...
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Barnes & Noble - Carol Wright
This luscious album showcases the talents of legendary slack-key guitarist Led Kaapana from the Big Island. The music on BLACK SAND will pull you in two directions: Go with the aloha spirit and waft on the warm, sweet melodic breezes, or dive amazed into Kaapana's extraordinary fingerpickin' style. How does he do it? Phrases cascade like waterfalls, themes soar like sea birds, and jaunty syncopations bounce off one another, all with a steady bass keeping it on track. On "Kanaka Waiwai/O Maria," the versatile Kaapana takes out his autoharp for an all-embracing romance of strumming and picking. Producer and pianist George Winston joins in on "Akaka Falls," a lovely improvisation with the sway of a 1950s love song. On "Highway to Hana," Kaapana takes off on the 12-string in a breathtaking and sparkling display with complex, shifting chord progressions. This album's raw virtuosity and steely strings are invigorating, yet Kaapana's nimble fingers make it all sound effortless and tropically relaxing. BLACK SAND is a truly glistening experience.
All Music Guide - Adam Greenberg
On this album by the slack key legend Led Kaapana on George Winston's slack key-dedicated label Dancing Cat, Kaapana shows off some outstanding versatility, playing in some six different tunings as well as performing one tune on the autoharp. The album starts out with Fred Punahoa's signature song, "Punahoa Special." Kaapana follows it up with a nice slow version of the more or less standard "Koke'e" and a song from the prolific Queen Liliuokalani, from when she was still a princess. A pair of songs then praise both the big island and Maui, respectively, and a pair of Tahitian songs show off another side of Kaapana's influences and likes. A couple of religious songs are played on the autoharp, showing some versatility in Kaapana's playing, and more standards and improvisations take turns filling the next few songs. The album finishes with a trio of powerful works, two of them duets. "Salomila" and "New 'Opihi Moemoe" are performed as duets by Kaapana and the renowned Leonard Kwan, showing off some outstanding work from both players. Kaapana then performs in duet with label founder Winston on piano, to somewhat lesser effect. The piano playing is good, but somewhat out of place, if not a little too strong for a duet with the light tone of the slack key. Finally, Kaapana finishes with "Black Sand," in tribute to a beach near his old hometown. He's in his comfortable G-major tuning here, with a spunky bass quality backing up some picking that is quicker than many of the other tunes. The sound is still relaxed, but there's a mildly playful nostalgia present as well. For slack key albums, the Dancing Cat label is full of worthwhile listens, and this album certainly ranks among the best. Kaapana is a legend in his own right, although it should be noted that there are other players of equal ability. Pick it up for a good beginning example of slack key or a generally nice listen for the experienced slack key fan.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/6/2000
  • Label: Windham Hill Records
  • UPC: 080223801523
  • Catalog Number: 38015

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Punahoo Special (3:25)
  2. 2 Koke'e (5:39)
  3. 3 Ninipo Ho'onipo (5:11)
  4. 4 Mokupuni Nui (4:42)
  5. 5 Aloha la No O Maui (5:03)
  6. 6 Nui Papa (4:46)
  7. 7 Tue Hey (3:47)
  8. 8 Kanaka Waiwai/O Maria (6:16)
  9. 9 Waiakanaio (5:58)
  10. 10 Highway to Hana (7:19)
  11. 11 Salomila/New 'Opihi Moemoe (3:08)
  12. 12 Akaka Falls (5:04)
  13. 13 Black Sand (3:22)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Led Kaapana Primary Artist, Autoharp, 12-string Guitar
George Winston Piano
Leonard Kwan Track Performer
Technical Credits
Bernie Grundman Mastering
Howard Johnston Engineer
Mark Slagle Engineer
George Winston Producer, Liner Notes
Justin Lieberman Engineer
Joanie K.Y. Chan Art Direction
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    Crisply executed with happy cadence. Touches deep.

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