Winner: "Best Contemporary Instrumental Album"
(2014 ZMR MUSIC AWARDS)
Shambhu's award-winning second album, Dreaming of Now, features 11 new songs.
The album was co-produced by Shambhu, Grammy award-winner Will Ackerman founder of Windham Hill Records, and Thomas Eaton, who also mixed and mastered.
On the CD are revered session players who have performed with a who’s who of artists from Sting to Pat Metheny to John McLaughlin -- including George Brooks on sax, Eugene Friesen on cello, Jeff Oster on flugelhorn, Charlie Bisharat on violin, Premik Russell Tubbs on wind instruments, Kai Eckhardt on bass, Frank Martin on keyboards, Celso Alberti on drums and Jeff Haynes on percussion.
REVIEWS...Dreaming of Now
“IT DOES NOT GET ANY BETTER THAN Dreaming of Now!"
-Lloyd Barde, COMMON GROUND
“A MUSICAL MASTERWORK.”
- Michael Diamond, Music and Media Focus
“HIS ARRANGEMENTS DAZZLE AND BEGUILE."
- Lloyd Barde, Common Ground
“AMONG MY FAVORITE CDs OF ALL TIME!”
- Dr. Barry Sultanoff, KMNO-FM. Mana'o Radio (Maui)
“A LEADING GUITARIST AND COMPOSER”
- Kathy Parsons, Mainly Piano
“ONE OF THE BEST ALBUMS OF THE YEAR.”
- Serge Kozlovsy, Ascentor
“A RADIANCE SO POWERFUL IT LIGHTENS THE VERY SOUL”
- Steve Sheppard, OneWorldMusic.com
“BOLD, ASSURED COMPOSITION AND PERFORMANCE”
- Will Ackerman, Grammy Winning Producer
“NEW HEIGHTS OF ENSEMBLE BRILLIANCE"
- Lee Starkey, EastWest Bookstore Magazine
“SOMETHING FOR EACH LISTENER TO LOVE.”
- Dana Wright, MuzikReviews.com