Billboard (p.36) - "He remains and original and fresh voice on a 19th-century instrument..."
Personnel: Seth Gangwer, Carolyn Bailey, Stefan Petrescu, Elisabeth Small, Gerald Greer, Elizabeth Lamb, Alison Gooding, Pam Sixfin, Janet Darnall, Kristina Siemer, Jun Iwasaki, Mary Kathryn Van Osdale, David Davidson , David Angell (violin); Kathryn Plummer, Chris Farrell , Kristin Wilkinson, Jim Grosjean, Monisa Angell (viola); Julia Tanner, Sari Reist, Carole Rabinowitz, Anthony LaMarchina (cello); Erik Gratton (flute); Roger Wiesmeyer (oboe); Beth Beeson, Jennifer Kummer (French horn).
Recording information: Alan Parson's Studio, Santa Barbara, CA; Ben's Studio, Nashville, TN; Playback Studios, Santa Barbara, CA.
Photographers: Merri Cyr; Alex Ferrari.
Ukulele master Jake Shimabukuro has taken the four-string, two-octave instrument to places no one could have imagined, ranging freely across the music spectrum from jazz, blues, and funk to bluegrass, classical, and folk with the ease of a musician fully in command of the possibilities of his chosen instrument. Grand Ukulele, the follow-up to 2011's successful Peace Love Ukulele, was produced by Alan Parsons with orchestrations done by Kip Winger, and was recorded live with no overdubs.