There couldn’t have been a better name for this obscure disco-funk band. Lead by keyboardist Checo Tohomoso, Nova bursts with power and positivity on every track, gradually bring it full-circle at he end of each song. “Can We Do It Good” is a shining example. But where the hell did this record come from?
Back when Mackey Feary split from Kalapana to form his own band, Hawaii’s music scene was reaching incredible heights with new releases from talented artists. The debut LP from Macky […]
Wofford-Keat’s “Cheri”—which has been performed by artists like the Kingston Trio and the Peter Moon Band—is a nostalgic love song that transports listeners to a paradise high above the clouds, where Cheri and her silver bird glide gracefully. Listen to “Cheri” and hear for yourself.
Here’s a nice jam. “Terrie & Me” grew from the local music scene in the 1970s, a time when acoustic guitars and harmonizing vocalists could be found in almost every […]
Dig this funky rendition of Gershwin’s classic tune, “Summertime”. Except this time, it’s summer in Hawaii and Michael Paulo’s got a heavy roster of Hawaiian jazz artists in tow. Recorded live at Jazz Minds Café, Honolulu.
Michael Paulo ushered a rotating string of artists up to the stage at Jazz Minds Café in Honolulu. He traded drummer for drummer for drummer, bassist for bassist plus another bassist. Michael added a guitarist to the mix, also switching out the pianist and adding another keyboardist, and all the while taking his five to 10 minute-long solos to new heights. This is Michael Paulo’s Java and Jazz.
Talented songwriters keep your attention, but gifted songwriters capture your imagination. When Steve and Teresa released “Catching a Wave”, they gave Hawaii one of the greatest gifts of all time. Their classic acoustic jam transports you inside the barrel of a perfect wave filling your spirit with what can only be described as poetic energy.
Leave it to the Japanese to have (and know) all the good stuff—here’s a surprise that woke me up to the warm sounds of Summer’s sophomore release. “Weekends In Malibu” is a classic AOR album that combines elements from mellow pop, disco, rock—and of course, sounds of the islands. Even if Ron Yuen and Tim Hurley were jamming 3,800 miles away from home.
“Brand New Day” by Ron Ka-Ipo
With this post, I happily share with you the full Paradise: 1x10x100 Revisited tracklist, including artist, label, and release year for each track. And if you don’t already know, 1x10x100 Revisited is an oasis of smooth soul and jazz sounds that take the listener to a paradise within oneself.