Cool Breeze is a Na Hoku Hanohano Award finalist and debuted in the top ten on the New Age Radio Charts. The 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”. “Manatsuno Katjitsu” was a special request by Tokyo FM, who debuted the Kohala version of this well known Japanese song. The original compositions and arrangements on the recording reflect the variety of cultures found in the Hawaiian Islands: Hawaiian; Latin; Japanese; Pacific Rim and jazz. For the first time Kohala recorded some tracks with percussion.
“…some of the most beautiful acoustic instrumental tunes I’ve heard…this music is fantastic!” – Wind and Wire