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Ten new songs featuring Abe as a composer, arranger, drummer, vibraphonist, and ukulele player. Acoustic jazz and improvised music.
106 backers pledged $7,855 to help bring this project to life.

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Thank you for making it this far in wanting to learn more about what I'm working so passionately towards. It’s been four years since my last album, and I'm extremely proud and excited to share with you this new music and where I currently am as a musician and artist. My previous albums showcase the ukulele as a lead instrument. Here, I focus more on the compositions, playing more vibraphone, and especially the drumming. As you know, there are so many different components that go into making a record. It's a small army of people doing what they do best, and all working together towards a common goal. Funding that army is where I'm asking for your support and I appreciate every single contribution you are able to make.

The record features some of my favorite musicians and friends in Los Angeles. Matt Politano (piano), Sezin Ahmet Türkmenoğlu (upright and electric bass), Danny Janklow (alto saxophone), and even though I play the vibes, I wanted to feature Nick Mancini, one of the baddest vibraphonists around. I've been working with producer Derek Nakamoto, who has been extremely insightful in allowing this album reach its highest potential. Glenn Suravech has done an amazing job as the recording and mixing engineer. I'm extremely fortunate to have legendary mastering engineer Peter Doell give it his magic touch. There are photographers, videographers, graphic designers, recording studio rental fees, which are all necessary expenses to make this happen. By contributing, you're not only supporting me but all of the creative artists involved in the project as well.

Thank you for taking the time to read this. I hope you can support my dream in releasing this album and allowing me to continue to produce creative music and art. Aloha!

-Abe

Mosaic Sound Recordings - 3.22.18
Mosaic Sound Recordings - 3.22.18

Risks and challenges

I've spent the last few weeks working almost everyday on something album-related, all while continuing being a working musician, teaching, and touring. In fact, I'm currently on the road as I'm typing this. This is my very FIRST Kickstarter campaign so maintaining and monitoring it will be yet another task to manage in reaching my goal.

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    Social Media Mahalo

    Receive a MAHALO shout out on Abe's Facebook and Instagram accounts

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    Get the album now!

    Receive a copy of the album (physical or digital download) before the official release date

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    Signed Album + Ukulele Strings

    Receive a signed copy of the album plus a set of Ko'olau Mahana ukulele strings. These are the same strings that Abe used on the album and in live performances.

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    "Permanence" Transcription (PDF)

    Learn how to play "Permanence" on the ukulele, an original composition featured on the new album.

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    Ukulele Lesson

    Take a 90-minute private ukulele lesson with Abe via Skype, FaceTime, or in person (Los Angeles only)

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    Solo Ukulele Performance

    Have Abe play at your event. 45-minute set of solo ukulele music. Perfect for a house concert or any other occasion.

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