Jake Shimabukuro – Grateful (2023)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/88,2 kHz | Time – 01:35:58 minutes | 1,51 GB | Genre: World
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(Los Angeles, August 1, 2023) – On September 8th , the acclaimed Hawai’i-born ‘ukulele player Jake Shimabukuro will release Grateful, his most personal project to-date, featuring twenty-two collaborations with a who’s who of Hawai`i-based artists, from Henry Kapono to Kawika Kahiapo, Brother Noland to Raiatea Helm, Justin Kawika Young to Del Beazley and John Cruz to Kimié Miner.Recorded over a three and a half year time frame, Grateful is a coming home for Shimabukuro, and his first time recording an entire album with some of his friends, mentors and heroes from Hawai’i. This collection of songs is performed live, in studio, all kanikapila style in a return to his roots. Some of the songs and artists will debut the album at the Hana Hou Music Festival on September 8th and 9th when the album will be available. For more information visit www.hanahoufest.com.
Grateful is the follow-up to the critically acclaimed duets album with artists from Willie Nelson, Ziggy Marley and Bette Midler to Jimmy Buffett, Jack Johnson and Kenny Loggins. It was these collaborations that inspired him to go back to the beginning and play with the musicians who first inspired him as he was growing up in Hawai`i. Shimabukuro shares a connection with each and every artist on this album.
Produced by Michael Grande and Van Fletcher, Grateful has been a labor of love and the most intimate look into Shimabukuro’s foundation as a player.
By now, if you know the ‘ukulele, you might know the name, the innovator, who is Jake Shimabukuro.
He has captivated audiences around the world with his unique and dynamic style. With his mother as his first teacher of the instrument, Shimabukuro embraced a deep love and respect for the `ukulele and has explored new and unexpected ways to push the boundaries of what was possible on the humble four-strings. Each album has showcased his mastery of the instrument and his ability to weave together diverse genres to create a cohesive and captivating musical experience.
1-01. Jake Shimabukuro – Sailin’ (05:39)
1-02. Jake Shimabukuro – Hualālai (04:22)
1-03. Jake Shimabukuro – Grateful (03:40)
1-04. Jake Shimabukuro – Pianoforte (03:42)
1-05. Jake Shimabukuro – Ho`okahi Akua (03:51)
1-06. Jake Shimabukuro – Song For Sin (05:15)
1-07. Jake Shimabukuro – Have You Ever Seen The Rain? (04:38)
1-08. Jake Shimabukuro – Kawaikini (04:30)
1-09. Jake Shimabukuro – Kahalu’u Night (03:56)
1-10. Jake Shimabukuro – Wai`alae/Ahe Lau Makani (03:10)
1-11. Jake Shimabukuro – Friends (05:19)
1-12. Jake Shimabukuro – Can You Believe? (03:05)
1-13. Jake Shimabukuro – Hallelujah (05:08)
1-14. Jake Shimabukuro – I’ll Be There (04:09)
1-15. Jake Shimabukuro – Love Will Keep Us Alive (03:41)
1-16. Jake Shimabukuro – Kawika (04:04)
1-17. Jake Shimabukuro – Rusty Old Steampipes (03:44)
1-18. Jake Shimabukuro – Ichigo Ichie (03:45)
1-19. Jake Shimabukuro – Stars (06:23)
1-20. Jake Shimabukuro – Māori Brown Eyes (04:13)
1-21. Jake Shimabukuro – Dreams (03:23)
1-22. Jake Shimabukuro – Eyes Of The I`iwi (06:09)
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