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Jake Shimabukuro Travels

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Jake Shimabukuro Travels on LP

Includes Covers of War's "Low Rider" & The Jackson 5's "I'll Be There"

Consider the humble ukulele. It's an adaptation of a stringed instrument that traveled with Portuguese immigrants who came to work in the sugar cane fields of Hawaii. Islanders made the "machete" their own, mixing external influences of classical European music and Spanish guitar with Hawaiian songs. Native Hawaiians renamed the little machete the ukulele and it's become synonymous with Hawaiian music and Hawaiian culture.

Jake Shimabukuro comes from that same process of mixing both island and outside influences, both modern and historical. He's combined the qualities of a long line of virtuoso ukulele players with modern rock musicians to create a sound that's uniquely his own but still firmly grounded in Hawaiian tradition. Growing up in Hawaii, Jake's influences include legendary ukulele players like Eddie Kamae, Ohta-San and Peter Moon.

Known for his energetic strumming on the ukulele, Jake's performances incorporate elements of thoughtful, sophisticated arrangements to spontaneous, improvised passages. In addition to his original compositions, his repertoire includes Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody," Schubert's "Ave Maria" and Cohen's "Hallelujah."

Travels casts the spotlight on the ukulele superstar's diverse artistry, from lilting self-penned compositions, to modern interpretations of beloved Hawaiian standards. As a special treat, the LP also includes a memorable pair of pop nuggets from the 70s: A sweet rendition of "I'll Be There" by the Jackson 5, and a witty, Hawaii-meets-East L.A., take on "Low Rider" by War (the latter featuring rare vocals by Jake).

"Jake is taking the instrument to a place that I can't see anybody else catching up with!" - Eddie Vedder

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1. Departure Suite – Part I
2. Train Ride
3. Low Rider
4. Travels
5. Interlude 1
6. Passport
7. Hi'ilawe
8. Everything Is Better With You
9. Departure Suite Part II & III
11. I'll Be There
12. Haven't We Been Here Before?
13. Interlude 2
14. Kawika
15. Red-Eye
16. Ichigo Ichie
17. Dinner & A Movie

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