Dirty Linen - p.79
"The music he wrote for HULA GIRLS, an acclaimed Japanese movie, is lyrical, lush, and often evocative, as well as replete with pop and jazz elements."
Personnel: Jake Shimabukuro (ukulele); Jennifer Perri, Miho Teruya (vocals); Kiyotsugu Amano, Bryan Kessler (guitar, acoustic guitar); Takashi Nishiumi, Jeff K., Jeff Peterson (acoustic guitar); Michael Grande (piano, keyboards); Yasuharu Nakanishi (piano); Hitoshi Watanabe, Akira Okazawa, Steve Jones , Tomio Inoue, Randy Aloya, Dean Taba (acoustic bass); Hiroyuki Noritake, Noel Okimoto, Garin Poliahu, Takashi Furuta (drums).
Additional personnel: Jennifer Perri, Miho Teruya.
Audio Mixers: Michael Grande; Takaoki Saito.
Recording information: Mikeyg Recording; Onkio Haus; Rendez-vous Recording; The Avex Honolulu Studio; The Doctor's Office.
Jake Shimabukuro, the world's first ukulele rock star, supplies the bewitching soundtrack to the 2007 Japanese comedy HULA GIRLS. The album naturally leans towards laid-back, strummy soundscapes, with traditional Hawaiian elements that function well not only dramatically but as pure listening enjoyment.