CD : Sunday Morning (FSCD-7493)

Original Release Date: 10/22/2002


01. Sand Channel  
02. Love Is...  
03. Selections from Caprice No.24
(Album Version)
04. Sunday Morning  
05. My Heart Will Go On  
06. Toastmaker's Revenge  
07. Sleep Walk  
08. Let's Dance  
09. Close To You  
10. Crazy G
(Live @ Chai's Island Bistro)

On October 22nd, 2002 Jake Shimbukuro was expected to release his first full length album "Sunday Morning" in Hawaii.
Produced by, Dr. Trey, Shimabukuro's album features the ukulele presented in many different genre some of which include jazz, rock, heavy metal, and even classical. The album consists of five cover songs and five originals penned by Shimabukuro. Every song on the album represents a different faces of Shimabukro's styles and influences and promises to showcase the extreme capabilities of the ukulele.
Earlier the year, On June 1st, 2002, the young ukulele virtuoso became the first Hawaii artist to sign a recording contract with Epic Records International, a division of Sony Music Japan International. His album has already shown up on numerous top seller charts and has been getting extensive airplay on various Japan radio stations. In the words of Shiro Ono, ex.President of Sony Music Japan International, Inc.: "Jake's originality and wide spectrum he delivers go far beyond the definition of ukulele. The performance by this unique talent, Jake Shimabukuro reminds us of what music is all about, lots of surprises, excitement, and fun."
"I'm so excited," says Shimabukuro "because I feel that the 'ukulele is being given a chance to explore different areas of the world. The new direction challenges the traditional boundaries of the instrument's character and soul. I am truly grateful for this wonderful opportunity to share a part of Hawaii with the rest of the world."
Hawaii's version of "Sunday Morning" is released under the Four Strings record label and features some of Hawaii's top studio musicians including: Bin Yasuno on guitar, Randy Aloya on bass, Noel Okimoto drums and Dan Del Negro on Keyboards.