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GUEST,ClaireBear While My Uke Gently Weeps (11) RE: While My Uke Gently Weeps 12 Jul 06

I can post the uke maker tomorrow, I think; I believe the maker is credited on Jake's recordings.

He's utterly mind-blowing in concert, along with being quite clearly a heck of a nice guy. A wonderful, wonderful performer.

Don't rush out to stock up on Jake's CDs just yet, though, unless you like a big band sound. He only recently stripped down his style from lots of effects and a big bunch of backup musicians to the pure style and sound you see and hear on that Web video.

I do recommend a DVD called "Play Loud Ukulele" -- not for the concert footage, which is again overorchestrated, but for the instructional part which is at once accessible and virtuoso. A rare combination, that.

A CD of just Jake playing his new, stripped-down style of uke will be launched in, I believe, September of this year. I for one can hardly wait!


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