Cry, Baby, Cry

Here’s something wonderful, brought to our attention by my son Nick. From YouTube, it’s a clip of the Hawaiian ukulele master Jake Shimabukuro playing George Harrison’s While My Guitar Gently Weeps.
Enjoy.

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4 Comments

  1. eugene says

    It will be interesting if Jake and Eric perform a duo together, one in ukulele and another in his Les Paul.

    Posted November 25, 2006 at 11:32 pm | Permalink
  2. Kevin Kim says

    Pretty impressive performance. I normally think of the “yuke” as the butt of jokes, even among musicians, but it was amazing to hear the sounds that can be pulled out of it by a pro.

    Kevin

    Posted November 26, 2006 at 12:52 am | Permalink
  3. Malcolm says

    Hi guys,

    Eugene, that would be something to hear indeed. I think Clapton only plays the Strat these days, though.

    Kevin, I’ve been around enough great musicians to know that there are people who can make music with anything.

    Posted November 26, 2006 at 2:13 am | Permalink
  4. Kevin Kim says

    Got any use for someone who plays kick-ass cello? My little brother Sean (not so little anymore) is a professional cellist, and he’d LOVE to break into the NY scene somehow, someway. I’m just throwing this out there… haven’t discussed it with him.

    Sean’s big thing is chamber music (he’s done orchestra and other formats, of course), and he stays close to classical when playing cello, but his listening preferences seem to gravitate more toward rap (think “Wu Tang Clan” and “Beenie Man”) and electronica (think Bjork). Sean told me he’s good with improv on the piano, but doesn’t do much improv on cello. I bet he could, though; he’s very adaptable. I wonder how he’d do, jamming in an unconventional group.

    Again, this is purely “big brother looking out for little brother” stuff, so no pressure; just curious to know what opportunities might be out there. In fact, I’m not sure why I haven’t asked you about this earlier.

    Kevin

    Posted November 26, 2006 at 2:58 am | Permalink