by Jake ShimabukuroJake Shimabukuro


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Globetrotting ukulele star Jake Shimabukuro continues to display his mastery of the instrument with Travels, his first studio LP since 2012's unlikely Alan Parsons/Kip Winger collaboration, Grand Ukulele. Where that album rolled and swelled with lush orchestrations, Travels offers a wider variety of Shimabukuro's different musical styles. A mix of thoughtful, classically minded original pieces, warm-hearted island tunes from his native Hawaii, and the oddball pop covers that initially launched him into the YouTube-assisted international spotlight, Travels eschews dramatic orchestrations in favor of a tight rhythm section on many of its tracks. As entertaining as it is to hear him pick his way through War's funky "Low Rider" (complete with vocals) or the Jackson 5 ballad "I'll Be There," Shimabukuro is still at his best nimbly working his way through more subtle fare like the gentle island favorite "Hi'ilawe," the three-part "Departure Suite," and the two dreamy "Interlude" numbers.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/09/2015
Label: Ent. One Music
UPC: 0099923526223
catalogNumber: 5262
Rank: 58019

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jake Shimabukuro   Primary Artist,Ukulele,Vocals,Hand Clapping,Baritone Ukulele
Jeff Richman   Guitar
Michael Grande   Keyboards,Hand Clapping
Dean Taba   Bass,Hand Clapping
Del Beazley   Guitar,Vocals
Noel Okimoto   Percussion,Drums,Marimbas,Vibes,Hand Clapping
Chris Kamaka   Vocals,Upright Bass
Bryan Tolentino   Ukulele,Vocals
Asa Young   Vocals,12-string Guitar
Yukari Takai   Hand Clapping
Van Fletcher   Hand Clapping
Chae Choe   Hand Clapping
Sharene Taba   Harp

Technical Credits

War   Composer
Hal Davis   Composer
Jerry Goldstein   Composer
Berry Gordy   Composer
Dean Taba   Composer,Producer
Paul Grosso   Art Direction
Traditional   Composer
Jake Shimabukuro   Composer
Bob West   Composer
Willie Hutchison   Composer
Milan Bersota   Producer,Engineer
Yukari Takai   Management
Van Fletcher   Management

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