Hula Jazz

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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/4/2004
  • Label: Punahele Productions
  • UPC: 702681101525
  • Catalog Number: 11015


Disc 1
  1. 1 Hula Jazz (4:01)
  2. 2 Kaulana O Hilo Hanakahi (3:42)
  3. 3 Moaniani (4:00)
  4. 4 South Seas Sadie (4:51)
  5. 5 A Song of Old Hawai'i (4:47)
  6. 6 Sand (4:09)
  7. 7 I'll Weave a Lei of Stars for You (4:00)
  8. 8 Lei Lokelani (3:40)
  9. 9 Pretty Red Hibiscus (4:17)
  10. 10 Kamalani O Keaukaha (4:11)
  11. 11 Kainoa (3:54)
  12. 12 Night and Day (4:10)
  13. 13 E Mau (3:47)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Owana Salazar Primary Artist, Guitar, Vocals, Hawaiian Guitar
Kit Ebersbach Piano
Noel Okimoto Drums, Vibes
Alan L. Akaka Hawaiian Guitar
Greg Sardinha Hawaiian Guitar
Casey Olsen Hawaiian Guitar
Gene Argel Piano
Technical Credits
Cole Porter Composer
Andy Iona Composer
Dave Tucciarone Producer, Engineer, Mastering
Lena Machado Composer
Don McDiarmid Composer
James Taka Composer
Gordon Beecher Composer
Gilles Special Effects
Johnny Noble Composer
Jerry Byrd & the String Dusters Special Effects
Owana Salazar Composer, Producer
Keamiki Akui Liner Notes
Santos Barbasa Jr. Graphic Design
Punahele Andrade Composer, translation
R. Alex Anderson Composer
Gary Aiko Special Effects
Charles E. King Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    First Rate Jazz From Hawaii

    With this superb album, Owana Salazar has done much to augment the rapport between jazz and Hawaiian music. She gives us mostly Hawaiian songs (both traditional and hapa haole) played with a jazz beat and style (including bossa nova, of course). This is not totally new for Hawai’i has a jazz history dating back at least to the 1920s, but this is a very strong performance. Giving us perhaps a tag for Hawaiian-jazz fusion with her original introductory song (Hula Jazz) , she shows that Hawaiian music is very adaptable to the jazz idiom. Like the Hawaiian elites of old from whom she is descended (her full name is Owana Ka’ohelelani Salazar) , Ms. Salazar and her fine musicians are very eclectic in their approach while at the same time they preserve the “essence” of the Hawaiian tradition. Songs on the album are sung in both Hawaiian and English and include such gems as “A Song of Old Hawaii”(Johnny Noble and Gordon Beecher), “Sand” (Billy Abrams and Andy Iona), “Lei Lokelani” (Charles E. King) and “Kamalani o Keaukaha” (Lena Machado). One of her strongest performances on the album is Cole Porter’s “Night and Day. “a jazz-swing classic, showing that she is very adept at mainstream jazz as well. Owana has a beautifully clear voice with a two and a half octave range particularly useful for Hawaiian music. *She also is a master of the ukelule, the steel and slack key guitar, three original Hawaiian contributions to world music (of course the ukulele was inspired by an instrument brought to Hawaii by the Portugese, but the Hawaiians soon made it their own). Owana has recorded on each of these instruments and has won numerous awards for her playing. This album won the prestigious Hawaiian Na Hoku Hanohano Awards (Hawai’i s comparable of a the Grammies) as the best jazz album for 2005. Owana has appeared at numerous jazz festivals around the world including the presitigous New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, the first Hawaiian musician to ever do so.

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