I was excited to learn that Lambert had written a new collection of original
pieces for the ukulele. Lambert has a knack of writing interesting yet
accessible pieces that are ideal for both beginners and more advanced
players. In the first two pieces, Farewell and Time, you can clearly hear the
influence of Carulli and Carcassi come through, yet with a contemporary
feel that adds a lovely touch to the pieces. In the third piece Highland
Waltz you can hear much more of a folk influence.
My favorite piece is the last piece, Memories of You. It couples a gorgeous
descending melody with clever harmonies and rhythms. It is one of those
pieces that you feel like you have heard before, but at the same time it has
a few bars that are surprising enough to keep your ears pricked up.
All of these pieces are well written, enjoyable to play and a worthy addition
to any ukulele player's repertoire.
Paul Mansell AVCM