• 1 The Girl From Ipanema Slack Key Jazz
  • 2 Take Five | Slack Key Jazz
  • 3 Pua Lilia | Slack Key Jazz
  • 4 Dont Get Around Much Anymore | Slack Key Jazz
  • 5 Dont Know Why | Slack Key Jazz
  • 6 Blue Skies | Slack Key Jazz
  • 7 Uakea O Manoa | Slack Key Jazz
  • 8 Begin The Beguine | Slack Key Jazz
  • 9 Caravan | Slack Key Jazz
  • 10 Broke Da Mouth | Slack Key Jazz
  • 11 Embraceable You | Slack Key Jazz
  • 12 Wahine Hololio | Slack Key Jazz
  • 13 Makena | Slack Key Jazz
  • 14 Paper Moon | Slack Key Jazz
  • 15 Sophisticated Hula | Slack Key Jazz
  • 16 Blue Hawaii | Slack Key Jazz

Slack Key Jazz


1. The Girl From Ipanema

2. Take Five

3. Pua Lilia

4. Don’t Get Around Much Anymore

5. Don’t Kow Why

6. Blue Skies

7. Uakea O Manoa

8. Begin The Beguine

9. Caravan

10. Broke Da Mouth

11. Embraceable You

12. Wahine Hololio

13. Makena

14. Paper Moon

15. Sophisticated Hula

16. Blue Hawaii


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Slack Key Jazz is the first recording of classic jazz paired with the nahenahe (sweet) sounds of solo slack key guitar. From Duke Ellington, Irving Berlin and Dave Brubeck to George Gershwin, Cole Porter and Norah Jones; the great American songbook is poetically retold with the resonant sounds of slack key. Original pieces affirm Jeff’s creative voice and classic Hawaiian songs are spun with the freedom and eloquence of contemporary and even Brazillian Jazz.
Slack Key guitar was born in the 1830s when Hawaiian cowboys introduced innovative sounds by changing traditional guitar tunings. Later in the 1920s and 30s, the strains of the swing era swept across the Pacific and reached the shores of Waikiki. On this recording, Jeff Peterson, an artist featured on the first ever Grammy Award-Winning recording for Best Hawaiian Music Album, reinterprets many of the finest jazz standards with slack key stylings. The result is an inspired and diverse expression of the spirit of aloha unique to the islands and people of Hawai`i.

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