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Kani Ki Ho'Alu
Ozzie Kotani
Kani Ki Ho'Alu
Genres: World Music, New Age, Pop
 
  •  Track Listings (14) - Disc #1

Solo, using a nylon-string guitar that distinguishes his sound from other slack-key guitarists, Kotani sets up mesmerizing bass drones over which he plays improvisations and bright melodies that seem to echo themselves; hi...  more »

      
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All Artists: Ozzie Kotani
Title: Kani Ki Ho'Alu
Members Wishing: 4
Total Copies: 0
Label: Windham Hill Records
Original Release Date: 4/25/1995
Release Date: 4/25/1995
Genres: World Music, New Age, Pop
Styles: Pacific Islands, Hawaii
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 080223801325

Synopsis

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Solo, using a nylon-string guitar that distinguishes his sound from other slack-key guitarists, Kotani sets up mesmerizing bass drones over which he plays improvisations and bright melodies that seem to echo themselves; his chord progressions are often unique to slack key, and because he never sings, he often phrases the guitar like he would vocal lines. His four-finger picking method has led some to conclude he's classically trained, which he isn't. He can also sound too precious, or New Agey, for some, but his peers consider him to be in a class by himself. --John Morthland
 

CD Reviews

Much aloha
Paul Russell | Austin, Texas USA | 08/30/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"a beautiful, beatiful CD -- i listen to it both at home and in my car and have put Aloha Kaua'i (track 2) on repeat in my car for days at a time --Ozzie Kotani is the successor to Leonard Kwan --"
Great Hawaiian music
Paul Russell | 06/01/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is a great cd. I love slack key and this is a wonderful intrumental."