Recordings

Deeper Blue – Kohala“Kohala has the masters touch” – Honolulu Advertiser
DEEPER BLUE shows Kohala’s evolution while influences of folk, jazz, and life in Hawaii continue to serve as a foundation and musical inspiration for the three members of this Big Island acoustic guitar trio: GRAMMY Award-winning Charles Michael Brotman, Charlie Recaido, and new member Rupert Tripp, Jr.

 

 
 


Kohala Live – Kohala
Hawaii’s acoustic guitar trio performing live in Honolulu at the rRed Elephant. This is Kohala’s only live album, and it features songs their fans have requested during their last 10 years of touring Japan and the US. Songs include: Highway in the Sun, Juliette, Purdy’s Ride, Deeper Blue, You, Kohala Summer, Tres Amigos, Mango Cooler, Follow your Road, Samba del Sol, and Life’s Different Now.

 

 

Cool Breeze – Kohala
Top 10 on the National New Age Radio Chart“…some of the most beautiful acoustic instrumental tunes I’ve heard…this music is fantastic!” – Wind and WireThe music on Cool Breeze was composed by members of the trio, except for three pieces: “I Will” (The Beatles), “Sunlight, Moonlight” (a popular song in Hawaii during the 70s), and “Manatsuno Katjitsu” (a special request by Tokyo FM). The music reflects many influences found in the islands: Hawaiian, Latin, Japanese, Pacific Rim and jazz. For the first time Kohala has recorded some tracks with percussion. Originals include: Night Marchers, Samba Pacific, Winds of Kohala and more. A HOKU AWARD FINALIST

 

Kohala – Kohala“Call this Exquisite” – Honolulu Star-Bulletin
“The most soothing CD we’ve heard in a long time…” – Honolulu Magazine
Take a musical journey through the islands with gentle jazz arrangements for acoustic, classical, and slack key guitars. Kohala performs popular Island songs from the 70s, 80s and 90s, with a fresh musical style that reflects the beauty of the Kohala Coast on the Big Island of Hawaii. These 11 instrumental arrangements include: Sunflower, Moloka’i Sweet Home, Highway In The Sun, Lost Again, Honolulu City Lights, Moonlight Lady, Life’s Different Now, Kona Breeze, North Shore Road, Kauanoeanuhea.

 

Island Treasures – Kohala
United Airlines’ Pick for In-Flight Entertainment“Kohala…for simply beautiful guitar instrumentals…” – Islands MagazineRelax to nostalgic island favorites with soothing instrumental arrangements for acoustic and classical guitars. Kohala’s fresh musical interpretation of these traditional island melodies reflects the exotic pristine beauty of a tropical paradise. These 12 song titles include: In a Little Hula Heaven, I’ll Remember You, Hawaii Aloha, Paoakalani, Ke Kali Nei Au (Hawaiian Wedding Song), Soft Green Seas, Hawaiian Hula Eyes, Keep Your Eyes on the Hands, Ei Nei, Aloha Kauai, Hawaiian Hospitality.

 

Flying – Kohala
HOKU AWARD FINALIST“The beauty & charms that constitute Hawaii” – Honolulu AdvertiserHere in classic Kohala style you’ll find gentle jazz instrumental arrangements for three acoustic guitars. Songs include the following contemporary favorites: Love and Honesty, Summer Lady, Nightbird, Follow Your Road, Flying, For You I’ll Chase Rainbows, Juliette, Mango Cooler, Understanding to the Man and Friends.

 

Back to Kohala – Kohala#11 on the National NAV Radio Charts
“Kohala… they score again. I can’t pick a favorite, they are ALL that good.. the perfect kick back album or elegant dinner party music …” – Aloha Joe
8 of the 11 songs on “Back to Kohala” were composed by the three members of the acoustic guitar trio. The music is open, spacious, organic and warm – a musical interpretation of the landscape and environment of the beautiful Kohala region on the Big Island.

 

Lullaby – Kohala and Friends
HOKU AWARD FINALIST “Kohala’s ‘friends’ possess some of Hawaii’s sweetest voices. Each song is a guaranteed stress reliever” – Honolulu Star-BulletinHawaii’s acoustic guitar trio, Kohala, and the following special guest artists present a collection of Hawaiian lullabies: Robi Kahakalau, Pauline Wilson, Jake Shimabukuro, Brian Kessler, Lorna Lim, Malani Bilyeu, Brother Noland and Betsy Curtis. Kohala’s only CD with vocals. For adults and children.

 

Kohala Christmas – Kohala
Hoku Award Finalist“Kohala Christmas is a must-buy…” – Honolulu Star-Bulletin
Instrumental arrangements of Christmas classics performed by Hawaii’s acoustic guitar trio, Kohala, with their acoustic blend of island folk and jazz. Songs include: What Child Is This, Home For The Holidays, The Christmas Song, Santa Claus Is Coming To Town, Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas, O Come Emmanuel, Wassail Song, We Three Kings, Merry Christmas Darling, O Holy Night plus Kohala’s original, Waimea Christmas Bells.