Jake Shimabukuro – Trio
Format – CD – LP – Digital
Label: Mascot Label Group
Releasedatum: 14 februari 2020

Jake is taking the instrument to a place that I can’t see anyone else catching up with” Eddie Vedder – “Gorgeous” Rolling Stone – “The Jimi Hendrix of the Ukulele” BBC Breakfast – “There’s an unexpected sophistication that defies the instrument’s perceived limitations.” CNN

[21 November 2019] Jake Shimabukuro has been redefining what the ukulele is capable of for the last 20 years, and on 14 February 2020, he returns with his new album ‘Trio,’ his first on Music Theories Recordings, a division of Mascot Label Group. Ahead of this they reveal a stunning reworking of Pink Floyd’s ‘Wish You Were Here,’ which you can watch:

“People call me ‘an ambassador for the ukulele,’ but I really don’t see myself that way,” Shimabukuro says. “I’m simply a fan of the instrument. Ever since I was a kid, I just loved playing it, and over time, I started to realize that you could do more than just play traditional songs on it. You can play heavy metal riffs and make different sounds. You can make it rock like an electric guitar. There’s no end to what you can do on the ukulele, and it’s been rewarding for me to show that to people all over the world. I still love and respect traditional music, but I also enjoy exploring other sounds on the instrument.” 

01. When The Masks Come Down
02. Twelve
03. Resistance
04. Lament
05. Red Crystal
06. Morning Blue
07. Summer Rain
08. Wish You Were Here
09. Fireflies
10. Wai’alae
11. On The Wing
12. Strong In Broken Places
13. Landslide

Website: Jake Shimabukuro