CD Gently Weeps [Jake Shimabukuro] [689076537841] (CD 947307), Audio Other
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Gently Weeps [Jake Shimabukuro] [689076537841]

  • 1. While My Guitar Gently Weeps
    2. Ave Maria
    3. Wish on My Star
    4. Sakura
    5. Star-Spangled Banner, The
    6. Let's Dance
    7. Misty
    8. Spain
    9. Heartbeat / Dragon
    10. Blue Roses Falling
    11. Grandma's Groove
    12. Breathe
    13. Angel - (Bonus Track)
    14. Lazy Jane - (Bonus Track)
    15. Hula Girl the Movie Hula Girl Theme Song - (Bonus Track)
    16. Beyond the Break Music For the TV Network the N Beyond the Break - (Bonus Track)
    17. Wish on My Star Music For the Movie Hula Girl - (Bonus Track/Vocal Version)
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 53784

  • Credits
    ProducerMac McAnally
    EngineerAlan Schulman; Chris Stone

    Jake Shimabukuro: Bobby Nishida (guitar); Michael Grande (keyboards); Jack Ofoia, Dean Taba (bass guitar); Seann Carroll, Noel Okimoto (drums).
    Thanks to a video that circulated on the Internet in 2005, Honolulu's Jake Shimabukuro stunned the world with his delicately emotional and virtuosic rendition of "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" played entirely on ukulele. But even before that, he was a truly international sensation, touring the U.S., Europe, and Japan and making fans everywhere with his amazing shows that combine jazz-worthy technique with rock feel and folk sensitivity. GENTLY WEEPS contains the George Harrison cover that started it all, as well as imaginative versions of "The Star-Spangled Banner," "Ave Maria," "Misty," and more.

  • Critic Reviews
    Down Beat (p.80) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[With] solo displays of virtuosity on a clear- and crisp-sounding ukulele that tell of the young Hawaiian's inclination for using the small guitar for artistic ends."
    Dirty Linen (p.71) - "GENTLY WEEPS is a showcase for his impeccable technique as he tackles a wide range of material..."
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