Cool Breeze

Cool Breeze

by Kohala


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Cool Breeze

Cool Breeze is the sixth album from Hawaiian acoustic guitar trio Kohala. The basic structure of the songs here is to allow Charles Michael Brotman room to stretch out on his nylon-stringed guitar while the other two members lay in a soft background on steel strings, though there are certainly exceptions to the rule as the album progresses. While only one of their previous albums involved originals, this one is almost entirely made of original compositions by the members of the band, the exceptions being the Beatles' "I Will," a Tokyo radio spot, and a piece from the old Country Comfort band. On the originals, there's a notably higher influence of jazz motifs, and occasionally a bit of Spanish flavor, though less so. The album is more smooth jazz than Hawaiian acoustic, but there are elements of both present. With the level of similarity between performances, it becomes difficult to single out a track as a highlight. All tracks show a decent level of ability on the part of the performers, but none stand out as exceptional. It's a relaxed stroll through a lot of smooth jazz territory, with influences from Hawaiian guitar present, but not overly noticeable. Give it a listen as background music for a quiet weekend, but don't pick it up expecting the flavors of Hawaiian guitar work that have become popular.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/05/2004
Label: Cd Baby
UPC: 0652454018027
catalogNumber: 5637363492
Rank: 141188

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Kohala   Primary Artist
Charles Michael Brotman   Guitar
Ipu Heke   Percussion
Garin Poliahu   Percussion
Charlie Recaido   Guitar,Percussion,I'Pu
Kevin Teves   Guitar

Technical Credits

John Lennon   Composer
Paul McCartney   Composer
Charles Michael Brotman   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Engineering
Keisuke Kuwata   Composer
Liko Martin   Composer
James Goodall   Guitar Maker
Charlie Recaido   Composer
Kevin Teves   Composer,Contributor
Diana Lehr   Cover Art
Jody Brotman   Art Direction
Dewey Schurman   Author
Eric Sahlin   Guitar Maker
Wayne Harada   Author

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