Jake Shimabukuro's Collaboration With Alan Parsons Set For Release

08/24/2012
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Jake Shimabukuro has set an October 2nd release date his new album 'Grand Ukulele,' which is a collaboration with producer Alan Parsons (The Beatles' 'Abbey Road' and Pink Floyd's 'Dark Side Of The Moon'). We were sent these details:

'Grand Ukulele' is the follow-up to 2011's 'Peace Love Ukulele,' for which critics lauded Shimabukuro as the "Jimi Hendrix of the ukulele" (Guitar Player) and "the greatest living ukulele player" (Boing Boing).

Shimabukuro "fuses a multitude of genres" (Billboard) on the new LP, which can be heard on album highlight "Island Fever Blues," merging classical & blues over a fast-paced flamenco beat.

Elsewhere on the album Jake tackles the playing style of the mandolin ("Gentlemandolin"), rockabilly ("More Ukulele") and surf rock ("Ukulele Five 0"), and even transforms his instrument to mimic the intricate melody of a music box ("Music Box"). 'Grand Ukulele' also features covers of Adele's "Rolling In the Deep," Sting's "Fields of Gold" and the Judy Garland classic "Over the Rainbow."

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