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Jake Shimabukuro's generous and leveling attitude is thrust forward again on new album / Uke Planet

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If there was ever a name on the ukulele circuit that needs no introduction, then it's Jake Shimabukuro. The reputation of this lightening fingered impresario perpetually proceeds him and I recall seeing Jake perform at GNUF in 2019 where he shared the stage without ego with his guitarist and bass player. This is my primary recollection of the performance. He purposely directed plenty of limelight on his band mates to make the audience appreciate the brilliant skills of each of them, not just himself. This generous and leveling attitude is thrust forward again here on Jake's new album. The retro artwork shows outlines of all instruments, without individual focus, and whilst Jake's name may be central, the very title indicates we are here to listen to a band, not a soloist. With these thoughts in my mind before I've even hit play, my interest is excitedly peaked. Let's go through Jake's new album together shall we?

This instrumental assemblage begins with When The Mask Comes Down, the ukulele and heavy guitar building on a pulsing bass line. 

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