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Guitarist and composer Shambhu Vineberg is pleased to announce the release of his 4th new album, Lilac Skies and the first single of the same title, currently available for pre-sale at Bandcamp (https://shambhumusic.bandcamp.com/album/lilac-skies).
Shambhu's guitar is featured on 10 new songs in a contemporary instrumental album with jazz, blues and new age roots. The album showcases an extraordinary roster of musicians, including three who recorded on "Dreaming of Now", Shambhu's award-winning second release: pianist Frank Martin (Lady Gaga, Elton John, Stevie Wonder); drummer / percussionist Celso Alberti (Flora Purim, Stevie Winwood), and bassist Kai Eckhardt (John McLaughlin, Billy Cobham and Garaj Mahal). Other artists featured include saxophone, flute and EWI player Premik Russell Tubbs (Santana, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Whitney Houston); pianist Alec Hamilton, and singer Kristin Hoffmann (Bella Gaia).
"Lilac Skies" will be released by CD Baby, Bandcamp, iTunes and Amazon Music on April 12th. Shambhu will celebrate with a performance at East West Bookshop in Mountain View, CA (7 pm) with a special guest -- acclaimed jazz and Indian classical saxophonist George Brooks.
Having studied meditation for 30 years, Shambhu works to balance his lifelong love of music and a successful corporate technology career. In his early years, he played music with Carlos Santana and worked with Grammy-winning record producer Narada Michael Walden on Whitney Houston's debut album.
Shambhu sees a need to balance life with heartfelt connection, personal reflection, and the experience of being in Nature. Those feelings are crafted into the relaxing stillness and expansiveness of Lilac Skies.
Of the album, Shambhu says: "Lilac Skies is dedicated to lifting us up inside wherever we are -- at home, at work, at school or outside. It's music for the foreground and background. Relax, groove, dance, enjoy and love."
The Huffington Post has called Shambhu's music "a pathway of sound into the ocean of love that each of has within." The Marin Independent-Journal calls Shambhu "a consummate guitarist." MainlyPiano.com writes, "it's a vibrant palette that Shambhu uses, telling colorful stories that come from the heart of the composer to the heart of the listener." The San Diego Reader describes Shambhu's music as "meditative and slightly proggy Indian-jazz fusion."
CREDITS: Recording engineer: Adam Muñoz at Fantasy Studios (Berkeley, CA). Mixed by Todd Boston at Magic Cottage Studios (Lagunitas, CA). Shambhu recorded the acoustic guitar at Magic Cottage Studios in Lagunitas, CA. Mastered by Tom Eaton at Imaginary Road Studios (Windham County, VT).
Buy Lilac Skies on Pre-sale at Bandcamp and receive two songs now.