Island Tunes

Lindsay’s dad, Ron Bierman, shares 10 tracks that best evoke the islands.

To view our complete island playlist, visit iTunes.

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“Hawaii,” Ohta-San

Enjoy this uke master on YouTube. Click here.

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“St. Thomas,” Sonny Rollins

Powerful and ebullient tenor sax.

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“I Can See Clearly Now,” Johnny Nash

A smash-hit example of joyous reggae.

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“Sentimento,” Césaria Évora

Hips will sway. So what if you can’t find the Cape Verde Islands.

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“La Mer,” Claude Debussy

Classical music has no better evocation of the sea.

*"La Mer" is an orchestral composition in three movements. We've included only the second movement in our playlist.

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“Symphony in Waves,” Aaron Kernis

Contemporary classical music can still thrill.

*"Symphony in Waves" is an orchestral composition in five movements. We've included only the second movement in our playlist.

 

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“Tango” from Scent of a Woman

This favorite of Piazza San Marco musicians means Venice to me.

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“Margaritaville,” Jimmy Buffett

Same effect as a pitcher of margaritas

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“Siboney,” Ruben Gonzalez

The pianist evokes romantic nostalgia for Cuba, even if you’ve never been there.

*Unfortunately, Gonzalez's version of "Siboney" isn't currently available on iTunes. Listen to our playlist for an alternate version, or visit Amazon.com to preview his version.
 

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“Diminuendo In Blue,” Duke Ellington

This so excited the Newport crowd, the Duke had to talk them down before going on with the concert.

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