Leis of Jazz, Vol. 2

Alika Lyman Group

Album Title: Leis of Jazz, Vol. 2

Artist(s): Alika Lyman Group

Year: 2014

Label: DigiTiki Productions

Country: USA

Genre(s): Exotica, Hawaiian/Polynesian

Format(s): Compact Disc, Download

Availability: Still in Print, Good Availability

Track Listing:

  1. Swingtime In Honolulu
  2. Poinciana
  3. Night Orchid
  4. Kauai Rose
  5. Kaimana Hila
  6. Hukilau
  7. Lei Kukui
  8. Arthur's Line
  9. Theme form "Bewitched"
  10. Guiding Stars
  11. Bobo
  12. Hilo Hattie Blues
  13. Pua Lilia


Not a vintage album but well worth the mention.  Alika Lyman is the great nephew of Arthur Lyman.  From Hawaii, Alika Lyman pays tribute to Arthur by focusing on the jazzier side.  Arthur Lyman's original 1958 "Leis of Jazz" LP was a departure from the bird calls and exotic themes of his first album "Taboo" and showed off Lyman's jazz chops on vibraphone.  Alika, a well known jazz musician in Hawaii and the mainland, is also an accomplished jazz musician, so the homage to "Leis of Jazz" was a natural.  The album sports lush vibes, jazz guitar and the requisite percussion and bird calls on several tracks.  The track listing contains Hawaiian classics as well as original compositions that make a perfect continuation of the original Leis LP.  A requisite album for any rounded exotica collection

Sample Track: Arthur's Line

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