New Age Guitarist Shambhu to Release a New EP, "Life Passage", On September 29th
Shambhu continues his intuitive and soulful musical explorations with a tranquil, acoustic guitar EP, Life Passage, that will be released on September 29th by Tiger Turn Productions. He is joined by a stellar ensemble of new age, jazz and world musicians: bassist Michael Manring, pianist Frank Martin, flutist Premik Russell Tubbs, violinist Nathaniel Wolkstein, and percussionist Nelson Myers-Daly.
Born during the pandemic, the songs of Life Passage reflect Shambhu’s calm and uplifting musical sound which synthesizes new age, jazz and Indian styles.
“The music is a soothing antidote to the stresses that many are feeling in today’s world,” Shambhu said. ”Heartfelt music can truly lift us up.”
All About Jazz reviewer Jakob Baekgaard described Shambhu’s sound as “not world music, fusion, finger-style, new age or smooth jazz, but all these things in a personal expression.”
Shambhu recorded Life Passage at his Hamptons Sanctuary Studios in Westhampton,NY. The EP was mixed and mastered by Todd Boston at Spatial Sound Studios in Portland, OR.
The five songs on Life Passage were written, arranged and produced by Shambhu. Except Shambhu, co-written with his guru, Sri Chinmoy.
Shambhu transforms stillness and silence into calming sounds. He's an acclaimed jazz guitarist and composer who the Marin Independent Journal called "a consummate guitarist". His music has been recommended by Deepak Chopra on CNBC. Shambhu's relaxing music eases the busy minds of listeners.
Shambhu worked with Grammy winning record producer Will Ackerman on his 2010 debut album, Sacred Love, which reached #1 on the ZMR (Zone Music Reporter) New Age music chart. His second album, Dreaming of Now, also produced with Ackerman and Tom Eaton, won Best Contemporary Instrumental Album at the ZMR Music Awards. His third release, Soothe, saw two songs move into rotation on Sirius XM. His fourth release, Lilac Skies, featured the popular song Pondering When, which All About Jazz called “fingerstyle pearls”. His fifth release, Heart Awakening, saw two singles playlisted by Sirius XM.
Shambhu is featured on Equinox (with Premik Russell Tubbs), Whitney Houston’s Whitney, Jeff Oster's Next, Ricochet – The Echoes Living Room Concerts (Vol 20), two Will Ackerman compilations, The Gathering II and I (ZMR Award for "Best Album of the Year"), The Guitar - The Best of New Age Reviews, Ann Licater's Doorway to a Dream, and Matteo Palmer’s “Safe Haven”.
Shambhu also played / recorded with Carlos Santana, Paul McCandless, Eugene Friesen, Tony Levin, Jeff Haynes, Ravichandra Kulur, George Brooks, Premik Russell Tubbs, Grammy winning producer/drummer Narada Michael Walden, Jeff Oster, and the late E-street saxist Clarence Clemons, among others.
Life Passage is being distributed by Tiger Turn (TT) Productions, a multimedia production studio led by founder Kabir Sehgal, a multi-Grammy Award winning record producer.