Lou Ann Gurney & Leonard Kubo | At The Hilo Farmers Market

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At The Hilo Farmers Market

by Lou Ann Gurney & Leonard Kubo

Hawaiian influenced jazz vocals with guitar
Genre: Folk: Jazzy folk
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Pikake
3:48 album only
2. I'm Old Fashioned
3:48 album only
3. Body And Soul
4:14 album only
4. Windy Day At Hilo Bay
3:20 album only
5. Corcovado
3:06 album only
6. Angel Eyes
4:21 album only
7. At The Hilo Farmers Market
3:06 album only
8. My Foolish Heart
3:53 album only
9. They Can't Take That Away From Me
2:34 album only
10. Plumeria
3:39 album only
11. Lover Man
4:53 album only
12. In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning
3:07 album only


Album Notes
Silky-smooth and mellow Hawaiian-influenced vocal jazz.

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These tunes soothe your soul. You’ll want to close your eyes and drift. Nothing frivolous here—just a beautiful voice and a soothing guitar.
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"She sings and he plays intimate jazz guitar. That’s all it takes to make the Big Island [Hawaii] duo’s debut album a romantic calling card. The title song is an original...two single people find true love while shopping at the Hilo [Hawaii] landmark. Pikake, an Andy Cummings composition, is another gem. It opens the album in perfect style….The absence of synthesized sonic filler gives the project a mature and sophisticated sound."
– John Berger, Honolulu Star-Bulletin

"Lou Ann Gurney and Leonard Kubo have captured the essence of their busy hometown [Hawaii] marketplace with a delightful CD of a dozen light jazz standards…Gurney’s voice is Gershwinesque charming and reminiscent of a simpler time of innocence tinged with a bit of melancholy, not unlike the late New York chanteuse Susanna McCorkle. Kubo’s acoustic guitar arrangements lend and intimacy to the project, with Peter Quackenbush on percussion, Richard Lee on flute, and saxophonist Robin Jensen rounding out the band. This project lends a new meaning to the often-used mantra 'Buy Local'.”
– Desireê Moana Cruz,Hawaii Island Journal

With lyrics that embrace papaya, bananas, mango, pipinola (chayote squash shoots), bento, akule, lychee and other farm offerings, and a sprightly reading by Gurney, “Hilo Farmers Market” should evolve into a community classic.
- Wayne Harada, The Honolulu Advertiser

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Lou Ann Gurney & Leonard Kubo live and perform on the Big Island of Hawaii. Their CD has an undeniable Island influence. In fact, four of the songs are jazzy Hawaiian Island songs: Pikake, Windy Day At Hilo Bay, Plumeria, and At The Hilo Farmers Market -- the latter three written by Kubo.

Lou Ann Gurney has a wonderful voice: it is like a good still life painting: detailed and clear, precise, and evoking a lot of feeling. Leonard Kubo plays a very compatible rhythm guitar, and adds a bass line too. On some cuts he plays solo guitar; on others he plays a spare, bluesy lead guitar. Robin Jensen and Richard Lee play marvelous solos, and Peter Quackenbush provides a swinging, lively percussion.



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Pearl Maxner

Wonderful smooth jazzy voice with style.
Great collection of easy listening jazz- Island Style. Especially appreciate the down-home flavor of the home-spun tunes like At The Hilo Farmer's Market. Really sets this in time and place. It is all about here in Hawaii and now even tho Lou Ann's voice takes us back in time. Great job!

Kurt Rutter

Smooth vocals and understated guitar
First, thanks for delivering the CD by bonded Swiss courier, nice touch.
Lou Ann Gurney has a full and siky smooth voice that flows in perfect harmony with intentions of the original artist/writer. She is authentic yet not stilted or forced. Original work has the same full and smooth flow. I loved the Hilo Farmers Market. Leonard Kubo is a master of supportive intrumental, providing exactly what Lou Ann needs, when she needs it to create a perfectly balanced and unified work. This is so difficult to do, especially with electrics, as so many times the backup runs over the lead. These artists are way past that and provide a great listening experince.