TITLE: Smooth Island Jazz Mokoli‘i
RECORD LABEL: Quiet Storm Records
CATALOG #: QS1019
GENRE: Smooth Jazz / Hawaiian / International
FORMATS: Vinyl, Compact Disc, Digital Download
VINYL: Double LP, pressed on 180-gram virgin translucent blue colored vinyl
QUALITY: 45 RPM Audiofile
JACKET: Full color, gatefold Jacket
VINYL MSRLP: $35.98
CD MSRLP: $15.98
DIGITAL MSRLP: $12.98
SMOOTH ISLAND JAZZ
Quiet Storm Records is thrilled to announce the release of Smooth Island Jazz Mokoli‘i (pronounced Moh-koh-LEE-ee) (aka Chinaman’s Hat) on October 6, 2023. This highly anticipated album will be available in a double vinyl set, compact disc, and digital download formats.
The Smooth Island Jazz Mokoli‘i project is more than just an album; it is a timeless treasure intended to be passed down from generation to generation. Crafted with meticulous attention to detail, this collector’s piece embodies a commitment to preserving the artistry, soul and diversity of music from Hawai‘i.
Each aspect of Smooth Island Jazz Mokoli‘i has been carefully designed to enhance the listening experience and evoke a sense of nostalgia. The vinyl edition, pressed on 180-gram virgin translucent blue colored vinyl, offers a tangible connection to the golden era of music. With the audio mastered at top shelf quality by Brian Gardner at Bernie Grundman Mastering, delivered at a crisp 45 RPM, every note and nuance is brought to life in stunning clarity and dynamic range.
The packaging of Smooth Island Jazz Mokoli‘i further adds to its allure. The vinyl double album comes encased in a 28-point gatefold tipped on jacket, inviting listeners to engage in a visual experience that complements the auditory delight.
For those who prefer the convenience of digital formats, the album is also available on digital download and on compact disc, presented in a meticulously crafted 24-point gatefold tipped on jacket.
By investing in Smooth Island Jazz Mokoli‘i, music enthusiasts not only acquire a masterpiece of sound but also become custodians of a rich musical legacy. This extraordinary album transcends time, preserving the artistry, emotions, and cultural significance for future generations to cherish. Whether displayed proudly on a collector’s shelf or enjoyed through the audio-file quality and warmth of vinyl, this exquisite offering invites listeners to embark on a transformative journey through the enchanting world of Smooth Island Jazz. Aloha and mahalo nui loa!
01. SITTIN' AROUND
03. MORNING DEW
04. ABOUT YOU
05. KU'U LEI 'AWAPUHI
06. KONA WINDS
08. HONOLULU CITY LIGHTS
09. ISLAND STYLE
10. WHITE SANDY BEACH
11. AFTER THE STORM
12. HARVEST OF RAINBOWS
SMOOTH ISLAND JAZZ
Direct from Hawai‘i… Smooth Island Jazz Lēʻahi (pronounced Leh-AH-hee) (aka Diamond Head) is a unique blend of contemporary jazz and R&B with traditional and contemporary Hawaiian elements mixed to perfection. From island classics such as Kalapana’s “When The Morning Comes” (featuring Kalapana’s original keyboard player Kirk Thompson and Volcano Choy on trumpet) and Maui Hawaiian Sup’pa Man (featuring Santana bassist Benny Rietveld and top session drummer Rayford Griffin) to R&B hit Sun Goddess (featuring keyboard extraordinaire Rodney Franklin and sax man David Choy), Smooth Island Jazz Lēʻahi delivers! Two new songs penned by Grammy-nominated producer Reggie Griffin, Diamond Head Sunset (Floating on the Wind) and Island Romance compliment the amazing track list. From the custom packaging (complete with liner notes), with original artwork by “fantasy realism” artist Steve Sundram, to the smooth and sultry sounds of the islands, Smooth Island Jazz Lēʻahi arouses the senses and satisfies the soul.