iTunes

Opening the iTunes Store.If iTunes doesn’t open, click the iTunes application icon in your Dock or on your Windows desktop.Progress Indicator
Opening the iBooks Store.If iBooks doesn't open, click the iBooks app in your Dock.Progress Indicator
iTunes

iTunes is the world's easiest way to organize and add to your digital media collection.

We are unable to find iTunes on your computer. To preview and buy music from Sunday Morning - EP by Jake Shimabukuro, download iTunes now.

Already have iTunes? Click I Have iTunes to open it now.

I Have iTunes Free Download
iTunes for Mac + PC

Sunday Morning - EP

Jake Shimabukuro

Open iTunes to preview, buy and download music.

Album Review

Shimabukuro is the undisputed master of the new school of ukulele playing today, one of the few people capable of pleasing both the traditionalists and the avant-garde within his genre. Thanks to this, and his stunning virtuosity on the instrument, there's been a fair amount of press about his versatility and abilities in general. This album, by itself, shows what the press is about. Despite the sonic limitations of the ukulele's small body and string count, he casually starts out with smooth jazz and some Paganini (one of his specialties), most of which is done with minimal accompaniment. After making Celine Dion's piece de resistance enjoyable for people outside the adult contemporary crowd, he quickly turns his attention to fitting the ukulele into a hard rock piece — surprisingly well. The requisite surf song is thrown in, followed by danceable Latin jazz and some Bacharach, ending on a show of force from a live show. The range of techniques, the range of genres, the range of sonic possibilities for his tiny instrument with its broken limits are all stunning. This album is a must. [A Japanese version was also released.]

Biography

Born: 03 November 1976 in Honolulu, HI

Genre: World

Years Active: '00s, '10s

Ukulele master Jake Shimabukuro has taken the four-string, two-octave instrument to places no one could have imagined back in the golden years of Don Ho, ranging freely across the music spectrum from jazz, blues, and funk to bluegrass, classical, and folk with the ease of a musician fully in command of the possibilities of his chosen instrument. Born November 3, 1976 in Honolulu, Hawaii, Shimabukuro was given his first ukulele lesson by his mother when he was only four years old. Fascinated by the...
Full Bio
Sunday Morning - EP, Jake Shimabukuro
View In iTunes

Customer Ratings

We have not received enough ratings to display an average for this album.

Contemporaries