"We recommend the new album Lilac Skies."
~Deepak Chopra, CNBC.com
Best Jazz Album
Best Acoustic Instrumental Album - Guitar
Zone Music Awards
Lilac Skies is the 4th release from American guitarist, composer and producer Shambhu, featuring his guitar magic on 10 new songs in a dazzling album with Jazz, Blues and New Age roots. The group tracks were recorded at the historic Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, CA by a remarkable group of artists: Kai Eckhardt (bass), Frank Martin (keyboards), Celso Alberti (drums and percussion). The album also features Premik Russell Tubbs (flute, lap steel guitar, soprano sax), Alec Hamilton (Hammond organ, electric piano) and Kristin Hoffman (vocals).
"ACOUSTIC SIX-STRING BLISS...I LOVED THIS ENTIRE RECORDING.
Lilac Skies offered everything I enjoy in one nice package, seriously good musicianship, some cool jazz blues, and just enough new age for a kick back and relaxing time, with a definitive groove."
~NEW AGE MUSIC REVIEWS
"An invitation to soar, to live, and to breathe."
~R.J. Lannan, ARTISAN REVIEWS
“Feel the joy and serenity of a Master.”
~Hybrid Jazz From Trish Hennessey
“A tasty jazz, blues, and new age contemporary instrumental mix.”
“This one seems to have a special magic.”
Recorded by Adam Muñoz at Fantasy Studios (Berkeley, CA).
Mixed by Todd Boston at Magic Cottage Studios (Sebastapol, CA).
Mastered by Tom Eaton at Imaginary Road Studios (Windham County, VT).
Shambhu recorded two additional acoustic guitar songs at Magic Cottage Studios with Todd Boston, who also mixed the album.
Additional recordings took place in San Diego, Maui, Switzerland, and Westhampton Beach.
"This music is dedicated to lifting us up inside.
Relax, groove, dance, enjoy and love.”
Premik Russell Tubbs played on Lilac Skies. With Shambhu
Shambhu: Lilac Skies
All About Jazz - Jazz at the Edge of New Age
CNBC.COM- Deepak Chopra
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Artisan Reviews, RJ Lannan
Fresh Out of the Booth
Sleeping Bag Studios
Last Day Deaf
JW Vibe Review
Steve Sheppard, One World Music Radio
Contemporary Fusion Reviews
NEWS - All About Jazz
New Age Music reviews
Trish Hennessey Hybrid Jazz Segment
Lilac Skies Single
Making of video
ALL ABOUT JAZZ
RELEASE - ALL ABOUT JAZZ
Mi2N PRESS RELEASE - LILAC SKIES