For 15 years, Jake Shimabukuro has been expanding the possibilities of the ukulele as an instrument, bringing it from its role as a cornerstone of Hawaiian music into the worlds of rock, jazz and classical music. This January, Shimabukuro assembled a trio and went into the studio with no music written beforehand, in hopes of coming up with some decent ideas and maybe recording a song or two. Six days later, they had recorded Nashville Sessions, a full album of original compositions, written on the spot and recorded live.
Who's to say that just because the ukulele is small in stature, it has to make a small noise as well? In this release, ukulele master Jake Shimabukuro teaches viewers how to make a big noise with the miniaturized guitar. A trio of music videos and a few live clips show Shimabukuro doing what he does best, and an interview with the musician offers insight into just what drives his remarkable creativity.
Hawaiian musician Jake Shimabukuro has been dubbed the "Jimi Hendrix of the ukulele" for his virtuosic playing style that redefines the instrument's traditional boundaries. Filmed on the 2003 CROSSCURRENT tour, this concert film showcases Shimabukuro's innovative approach to the ukulele with two sold-out performances recorded at Tokyo's Akasaka Blitz in July 2003 and interspersed with intimate behind-the-scenes interviews.
Master swordsman Masayuki Shimabukuro and top student Carl E. Long explain the basic techniques of samurai swordsmanship, as well as convey the rich history and rituals that surround the extraordinary weapon. In the debut installment, the instructors cover mat cutting, forms, uniform care, sword etiquette, cleaning your weapon, thrusts, drawing and sheathing the sword and more. Shimabukuro is a Black Belt Hall of Famer.
With a whirlwind of instrumental styles fusing classical, rock, blues, jazz, world music, progressive, as well as the quintessential California musical genre surf music, the California Guitar Trio's stunning virtuosity and sly sense of humor have earned them an enthusiastic following and wide notoriety, with significant crossover in the progressive, acoustic and classical music scenes.
Enjoy the amazing collection of the finest works of music of the new millennium. Great artists such as James Horner, Deep Forest, Ennio Morricone and Vangelis, is one of those musicians who create music, commonly called the New Age. Their writings are permeated the atmosphere of inspiration, harmony and peace. On these discs you will find melodies, inspired by different musicians, but united by a very important quality: they decided to listen to them want to listen, they help you feel great.