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Shimabukuro, Jake Trio / Jake Shimabukuro Trio
Album:Jake Shimabukuro Trio Collection:World
Artist:Shimabukuro, Jake Trio Added:03/2020
Label:Music Theories Recordings 

Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2020-03-10 
Reviewed: 2020—03-10
Genre: Jazz
FCCs: none
Review: Not what I expected. This is ukulele maestro Shimabukuro taking his instrument in a whole new direction: electric jazz fusion. Of course, he is brilliant here, as well. All originals except 7, 8, 10, & 13
If You Like: Al Di Meola electric, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Bob Brozman, Cyril Pahinui, David Gilmour
Track Review (favorites denoted by *):
*1/ When The Masks Come Down – electric ukulele starts quietly & uptempo> morphs into rocking uptempo electric fusion jam> quick fade
2/ Twelve – ukulele starts slow, quickly swings ingot fast tempo electric jam> fade
*3/ Resistance – synth starts> shimmering midtempo electric fusion jam build to a climax & fades
*4/ Lament – ukulele starts quietly: midtempo space jam with a Pink Floyd vibe> fade
5/ Red Crystal – ukulele starts> fast tempo electric jam> quick stop
*6/ Morning Blue – synth starts slow & quiet> slow tempo space jam builds in volume & fades
**7/ Summer Rain – ukulele starts> gorgeous midtempo jam> quick fade
*8/ Wish You Were Here – synth/ukulele starts> midtempo space jam> slow fade
9/ Fireflies – electric uke slide starts> slow bluesy jam> slow fade
**10/ Wai’ale – guitar starts> beautiful mellow jam with slide ukulele> quick fade
*11/ On The Wing – guitar starts> beautiful mellow midtempo jam with slide ukulele> quick fade
**12/ Strong In Broken Places – synth starts> expansive midtempo space jam> fade
*13/ Landslide – ukulele starts> midtempo song with spacey underbed builds in volume to climax& fades

Track Listing
1.When the Masks Come Down 7.Summer Rain
2.Twelve 8.Wish You Were Here
3.Resistance 9.Fireflies
4.Lament 10.Wai' Alae
5.Red Crystal 11.On the Wing
6.Morning Blue 12.Strong in Broken Places