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Guitar Stories

by Jim Kimo West

Beautifully crafted acoustic guitar compositions from this master of Hawaiian "slack key"guitar. Infused with World and Americana flavors and featuring a cast of excellent players.
Genre: World: Hawaiian
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Na Koa Moku O Keawe
5:11 $0.99
2. Mauna Kea Meditation
5:01 $0.99
3. El Alcazar
5:56 $0.99
4. Daydream At Jumbo Rocks
3:31 $0.99
5. Morning Music
4:13 $0.99
6. Iolani Palace Waltz
6:40 $0.99
7. Floyd the Spider
4:58 $0.99
8. Mele Menehune
4:52 $0.99
9. Song for Fess
3:17 $0.99
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Album Notes
Best known as long-time guitarist for the world's most successful musical satirist, "Weird Al" Yankovic, Jim "Kimo" West has had an equally long career as a Hawaiian slack key artist and composer for film and television. This CD brings a strong focus to his guitar and composition skills while maintaining his deep roots in slack key, World and Americana styles.
The sonic palette of this recording is wide, incorporating acoustic guitars,world percussion, strings and exotic instruments like the Moog Guitar. All compositions are original and owned outright by the composer.



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Lisa Popeil

Exquisite music
One of the most beautiful pieces of music I've ever heard. This album combines simplicity with sophistication and the musicality and production are unsurpassed. The world-music elements don't detract at all from the overall emotional listening, and actually lead me to a fuller experience of Jim's musical journey. Just exquisite.

Ted Myers

West Takes It Up a Notch
Over the years I've watched Jim grow his slack key skills to become one of the leaders and innovators in the field. With Guitar Stories, he takes it up a notch, beyond just slack key, into other world realms that include Middle Eastern and classical. As usual, the production is superb, with Jim delivering one of the purest, most pristine acoustic guitar sounds around.

Peter Miller

Sitting back on a balmy day on the east coast of Australia listening to Jim's new Album. At this moment I have not yet been to Hawaii to experience first hand this wonderful style called 'Slack Key' guitar, somehow I feel I'm right on the shores of Molokai or Maui or something, it's taken me on a real journey . The playing is superb and equally well recorded. flavours of Hawaii, Ireland and even the Caribbean seem to flow from this lovely album. Guitar skills and composing second to none on this album! Highly recommended for any lover of guitar and/or instrumental music. Well done Jim!!