Dan "Soybean" Sawyer | Uke of Ages

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Uke of Ages

by Dan "Soybean" Sawyer

An exciting mix of original and traditional tunes featuring the ukulele. Groundbreaking new techniques and tunings bring the beloved uke to a new level of musicality.
Genre: Jazz: World Fusion
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1. Whoopsi Daisy
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2. Wreck of the Sloop John B
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3. Duet For One
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4. Fleas in the Grass
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5. Comin' Home Baby
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6. Old Shoe Rag
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3:37 album only
7. It's Uke Time!
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8. Can't Refuse the Blues
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2:06 album only
9. Uke Noir
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2:51 album only
10. When You Wish Upon a Star
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11. Soy Scramble / Sheik of Araby
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Dan Sawyer has just completed his first CD of ukulele music. It includes original compositions for the uke and also jazz, blues and bluegrass. "I'm trying to expand the boundaries of uke music by bringing in new styles and techniques." Dan started playing the uke at 10 years old when his father came home with a Martin soprano uke. "The ukulele holds a special place in my heart. It just has some magic quality that makes you want to play it."

Dan Sawyer "Soybean" is also composer and musician. He has been working in the animation field since 1991 when he created the music for Nickelodeon's Doug. Since that time he has written the music for many TV and film projects including 101 Dalmations, LA Lakers, Disney's Stanley and Survivor.


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Jim Fox

Dan Sawyer is a vituoso! This CD is a perfect package.
Dan Sawyer's Uke Of Ages is a beautifully conceived, arranged and performed collection of eclectic songs for this unique instrument. The selections, of various styles, have kept me entertained over and over. The swinging Sheik, the grooving Sloop John B, Coming Home, and his fine vocal style make this a winner for me! It's a one-of-a-kind. Five stars!

gerry horgan

uke of ages
i love this.this guy is one of the best musicians ive ever heard.he can play at least 14 instruments to sesion standard ive been around the music scene andthis is asnew and distinctive as Tinariwen the south sahara blues band,its great to hear a new take on trad music.nice one danny boy

gerry horgan

uke of ages
i love this.this guy is one of the best musicians ive ever heard.he can play at least 14 instruments to sesion standard ive been around the music scene andthis is asnew and distinctive as Tinariwen the south sahara blues band,its great to hear a new take on trad music.nice one danny boy

Rick

This is not your father's uke CD
A whole CD of uke music? You gotta be kidding, right? Well, Dan truly takes the uke into wonderful new terrain with this lovely CD. The production and accompaniment is all top-notch, but the uke playing is just amazing. From the more traditional ragtime tunes, to his new spin on country blues, this CD is an absolute joy from start to finish.

Hop-toad

Excellent!
Soybean's playing is inspired, and his passion for the ukulele is contagious. A most relaxing CD, perfect for taking the kinks out of a bad day.

John Croft

A Landmark CD that takes ukulele playing to new hieghts.
Over the years I have listened to many ukulele recordings, many of which have been very good, some of which have been - to say the least - dire, but none of which have been of a truly top quality professional standard, until now.

From the first track it becomes quickly apparent that Dan Sawyer is a truly talented professional musician, and as the CD progresses he cleverly uses his skills to provide the listener with not only a tremendously varied selection of tracks of the highest quality, but also musicianship of the highest order. He takes ukulele playing to another level with apparent ease, both to himself by his beautifully smooth but technically advanced playing, and to the listener - who is left thirsting for more!

A fabulous CD, and one which will raise the profile of this talented musician within the world of professional music as well as within the world of fans the ukulele.

Suz Doyle


Awesome music!

Uke Fan

Great Stuff
I am amazed and inspired by Dan Sawyer's abilities on this instrument. He's terrific.

Riles

Awesome uke cd! Must have for the uke enthusiast!
Wonderful collection of terrific music. Nice mix of solo uke and accompanied pieces, with some sung. A truly great cd.

Paul Wayonds

"Cant Refuse the Blues" is a great country blues, uke style.
One of the songs, Can't Refuse the Blues, surprised me. I didn't think country blues this authentic could be played on a uke. Also, a great variety of music on here (mostly instrumental) all played on a tiny concert size uke.