Listen with
Join Amazon Prime now
Get unlimited, ad-free access to over a million songs and hundreds of playlists, free with Amazon Prime. Play album in Library Get the free Amazon Music app for iOS or Android to listen on the go.
Your Amazon Music account is currently associated with a different marketplace. To enjoy Prime Music, go to Your Music Library and transfer your account to Amazon.com (US).
  
Qty:1
& FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
Only 14 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
Peace Love Ukulele has been added to your Cart
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Good Condition Shipped by Amazon
Sell yours for a Gift Card
We'll buy it for up to $1.10
Learn More
Trade in now
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Color:
  • Peace Love Ukulele
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
  • To view this video download Flash Player
      

Peace Love Ukulele

52 customer reviews

See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Audio CD, January 4, 2011
"Please retry"
$11.89
$7.78 $5.50
Includes FREE MP3 version of this album.
Provided by Amazon Digital Services, Inc. Terms and Conditions. Does not apply to gift orders.
Complete your purchase to save the MP3 version to your music library.
$11.89 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details Only 14 left in stock (more on the way). Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

Peace Love Ukulele + Grand Ukulele + Gently Weeps
Price for all three: $35.74

Buy the selected items together


Editorial Reviews

It's rare for a young musician to earn comparisons to the likes of Jimi Hendrix and Miles Davis. It's even harder to find an artist who has entirely redefined an instrument by his early thirties. But Jake Shimabukuro (she-ma-boo-koo-row) has already accomplished these feats, and more, in a little over a decade of playing and recording music. As the San Francisco Gate recently posited about the Hawaiian musician: "The sounds the boyish 33-year old wrings from his ukulele...are unlike anything else in the history of the instrument."

Yes, the ukulele. In the hands of Shimabukuro, the traditional Hawaiian instrument of four strings and two octaves is stretched and molded into a complex and bold new musical force. On an album like his new Peace Love Ukulele,' Jake and his "uke" effortlessly (it seems) mix jazz, rock, classical, traditional Hawaiian music and folk, creating a sound that's both technically masterful and emotionally powerful...and utterly unique in the music world.


Product Details

  • Audio CD (January 4, 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Mailboat Records
  • ASIN: B00477HOUG
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #12,315 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

23 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Peter Calvet on April 16, 2011
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
The modest little ukulele, brought to Hawaii by early Portuguese settlers was never intended to be a major solo instrument. A Portuguese folk instrument, called "cavaquinho", in Portugal it is used for rapid strumming in folk dances, using usually simple chord changes. The cavaquinho was also exported to Brazil where it is called the same as in Portugal, and essentially played the same way as the Portuguese, but with the syncopated rhythms of the Samba and other popular music. Even in Hawaii, the uke has been mainly used as an accompanying instrument, strummed with fairly basic chords. Until now... Jake Shimabukuro has taken the lowly uke to an entirely new level. Don't even think Tiny Tim or Portuguese and Brazilian folk tunes. This guy is a legit virtuoso. What he does with this instrument is nothing short of amazing. Complex chords, fancy solos, all with just four strings. Sometimes you have to wonder if he is cheating. But when you see him live you can't believe what you are seeing. This CD has more sophisticated orchestral arrangements unlike his previous pieces that are most solo, but the power of his playing shines through nonetheless. If you are an acoustic guitar lover, you're not going to believe he is playing a diminutive guitar like instrument with only four strings. He is that good. Before you purchase any of his CD's check him out on You Tube. He's got a few videos you can watch in amazement. And if you're like me, you'll want to purchase some of his music right away.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
17 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Robert G Yokoyama VINE VOICE on January 4, 2011
Format: Audio CD
Jake Shimabukuro takes ukulele playing to a new level with "Peace Love Ukulele". He is proof that beautiful music can be made without singing a single word. My favorite track is "Bohemian Rhapsody. I have never heard this classic rock tune played on an ukulele. Every chord is so soothing on this track. "Go For Broke" is a patriotic tune for the soldiers. This is a very moving composition. "Bring Your Adz" is another original composition. Jake proves that a fast paced ukulele song can be enjoyable with this song. "One Four Three" is a pretty ukulele love song. This song puts me in a great mood. I love the song Hallelujah, but I have never heard it an instrumental version of it before. It sounds absolutely breathtaking. He conveys so much emotion with his instrument on this song. "Five Dollars Unleaded" is a fun song about gasoline. This song is light in beginning. The tempo of the song is serious in the middle and light again in the end. "Piano Forte" is an ukulele song that is inspired by the piano. The chords on this song touch my emotions. It is an absolutely goregous three and a half minutes of music. "Trapped" is cool groovy song that is inspired by jazz music of all things. I have never heard anything like it. The music of Jake Shimabukuro is delightful, moving and inventive. I love this disc.
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Jake Shimabukuro is almost certainly the finest Hawaiian ukulele player performing today. He infuses tradition with a modern sensibility and reworks contemporary music in a classic style. "Peace Love Ukulele," his newest solo album, is wonderfully intricate and soothing.

Also check out his 2006 album, Gently Weeps, and his NPR page, which features an interview and clips from several concerts. At the Rolling Stone website, you can watch intimate performances of the first three songs on this CD, including "Bohemian Rhapsody," its centerpiece.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Steve Ramm TOP 100 REVIEWER on January 22, 2011
Format: Audio CD
I discovered Jake Shimabukuro 10 years ago, when he was just 22 and a whiz at playing the uke. Of course by then he had already been playing it for 18 years!. For his earliest recordings he was backed by a band. Then he cut back and went mostly solo, with a bass or percussion used sometimes to fill out the instrumentation. He is now 33 and has matured even more in to a world-class musician with a worldwide reputation. While many folks may not remember his name, if you say "that guy playing that George Harrison song on a uke in Central Park", they instantly know who you mean.

Jake's latest CD is a great mix of music styles and shows his growth as a composer as well as a musical innovator. While earlier albums showcases the lightning speed of his fingers - still in great evidence on the track "Bring You Adz", his musical passion for the classics (he appears on the Bach & Friends DVD and in duet with Yo-Yo Ma on Ma's holiday CD) on " Pianoforte" and "Trapped 2010", the latter would be a great duet with Joshua Bell. Jake's tribute to World War II veterans, "Go For Broke" uses snare drums to give it movement. And Jake is not the only Shimabukuro who plays ukulele. His younger brother, Bruce, is a uke teacher in Hawaii and joins Jake for the duet they composed: "Ukulele Bros.". There are two "cover songs" here as well. Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" and the Queen masterpiece "Bohemian Rhapsody", performed twice (once in studio and once live in Japan) with just Jake and his four-string, two octave, "jumping flea". He has dissected all the parts and put them together in an arrangement that makes this his best album yet.

If you haven't discovered Jake yet, now is the time. (Bette Midler chose him as the only accompaniment to her performance of "In My Life" for Queen Elizabeth! So she knows!). If you already know his albums, just go out and grab this one!)

Steve Ramm
"Anything Phonographic"
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Forums

There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
Peace Love Ukulele
This item: Peace Love Ukulele
Price: $11.89
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Look for Similar Items by Category

Want to discover more products? Check out these pages to see more: e ukulele, ukulele hawaiian