SAX HAWAIIAN STYLE is the jazz interpretations of favorite melodies from the islands, featuring the smooth contemporary jazz sounds of Gordon Samuelson on saxophones and flute, accompanied by various guest artists including Curt Lee on guitar. This CD collection is a pleasant motif of jazz themes with 10 selections.
Songs include "Blue Hawaii," "Akaka Falls," "Hawaiian Wedding Song," "Lahaina," "Down in Kihei," "I'll Remember You," "Beyond The Reef," the classic "Quiet Village," "Sweet Someone," and "Hanalei Moon." Gordon Samuelson's composition "Down in Kihei" is a mellow, relaxing tune, emphasizing the sounds of Samuelson's saxophone.
SAX HAWAIIAN STYLE is a nice entry from Gordon Samuelson and should find many jazz listeners with its unusual, mellow sounds that place it in the contemporary jazz category with such playful tunes as "I'll Remember You." A pleasant way to spend an evening with a friend. Nice.