Jake Shimabukuro's Collaboration With Alan Parsons Set For Release
'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."