REVIEW: Life Passage by MainlyPiano
by Kathy Parsons
"Life Passage" is the first single from Shambhu's upcoming EP, also titled Life Passage. Dedicated to the late Chick Corea, the piece overflows with a calming peace and beautiful serenity. Composed and performed by Shambhu on acoustic guitar and e-pads, the piece was recorded at Hamptons Sanctuary Studio and then mixed and mastered by Todd Boston at Magic Cottage Studios in Portland, OR. The sound quality is stellar! I think Shambhu's words tell the story best:
"I was studying music online during the pandemic with the great jazz maestro Chick Corea. Chick was brilliant, energized and brimming with life and unbound creativity. He was a clear and true channel for a joyful and imaginative music. Then quite unexpectedly, he was gone. So I dedicate "Life Passage" to Chick Corea, honoring the nobility of his soulful life and the gift of his inspiring and magical music."
What a wonderful tribute in words and what an incredible piece of music to honor Chick Corea's life, music and influence. I can't wait to hear the rest of the album, which is due out on May 31, 2022. "Life Passage" will be released on April 27, 2022 and is available for pre-release orders on Amazon and Bandcamp. More links will be added as they become available. Very highly recommended!