Hawai'i's legendary steel guitarists, Billy Hew Len and Barney Isaacs, Jr. team up with legendary `ukulele and guitar stylists Benny Kalama, Randy Oness, Herb Ohta, Sonny Kamahele and King Kamahele performing classics known throughout the world. One of Mountain Apple Company's best sellers.
Every so often a musician comes along who completely reimagines the possibilities of a given instrument: Jimi Hendrix on the electric guitar, Bill Monroe on the mandolin, Miles Davis on the trumpet. Jake Shimabukuro has given the ukulele a new respect altogether… wrings melody and harmony lines out of the [ukelele] that the listener probably never imagined it could deliver. - Jeff Tamarkin, Rovi Learn More
Slack Key jazz is the first recording of classic jazz paired with the nahenahe (sweet) sounds of solo slack key guitar. From Duke Ellington, Irving Berlin and Dave Brubeck to George Gershwin, Cole Porter and Norah Jones; the great American songbook is poetically retold with the resonant sounds of slack key. Original pieces affirm Jeff\\\'s creative voice classic Hawaiian songs are spun with the freedom and eloquence of Contemporary and even Brazillian Jazz.