“Ozzie Kotani is one of the great Hawaiian slack key guitarists. He is also one of the leading educators of slack key, having taught courses at the University of Hawaii, and sharing through private lessons and workshops. Ozzie continually explores new ways of teaching and bringing slack key guitar to the public.”
— George Winston
Island View reflects my return to a mix of traditional and contemporary slack key based arrangements and compositions featuring a G6th Tuning as well as my first collaboration with a songwriter. Amidst the solo and ensemble work, there is also a duet for two guitars and a previously unrecorded song composed by Queen Lili`uokalani. While my last recording, Ho`ihi, was all about respect and recognition for tradition and identity, Island View moves into the present and my belief in what tomorrow holds for this uniquely Hawaiian style of guitar playing.
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