Simone & Her Hawaiian Jazz Band Aroma Of Hawaii 200g LP
Rare Find, Long Out Of Print!
Austrian singer Simone has consistently released charming and wonderful
albums from the Japanese label Venus Records over the years, many of them
musically directed by brilliant pianist/arranger John di Martino. They
got together again for this collection of Hawaiian songs, interpreted from a
jazz musicians' perspective and performed with superb musicianship.
Instead of authentic Hawaiian music, many of the tracks are more accurately
described as Hawaiian-inspired jazz bossa. The star-studded band includes such
first-call New York musicians as Aaron Heick on flute, Paul Meyers on guitar and
James Genus on bass. Latin percussionist Chembo Corniel adds color by employing
The lovely voice of Simone seems to possess an ability to relax, calm and heal.
As with most Venus LPs, the recorded sound is of superb quality. You'll find
yourself smiling a lot when listening to this LP! Recommended to fans of female
vocals as well as audiophiles! Sharp-eyed collectors will notice a title
misspelling on the cover and the label — "Aromas" smell sweet; it only adds to
the import charm!
Recorded at The Avatar Studio in New York on April 30 & May 1, 2010. Mixed and
mastered by Tetsuo Hara.
• 200g Vinyl
• Pressed in Japan
John di Martino, piano
Aaron Heick, flute
Paul Meyers, guitar
James Genus, bass
Alvin Atkinson, drums
Chembo Corniel, percussion
1. I'll Weave A Lei Of Stars For You (R.A. Anderson-J.Owens)
2. The Hawaiian Wedding Song (Ch.E.King, A.Hoffman-D.Marning)
3. Blue Hawaii (L.Robin-R.Rainger)
4. Sweet Leilani (H.Owens)
1. To You Sweetheart, Aloha (H.Owens)
2. I'll Remember You (K.Lee)
3. Hanalei Moon (B.Nelson)
4. Beyond The Reef (J.Pitman)