Life Passage by Shambhu – EP Cover
Shambhu continues his intuitive and soulful musical explorations with a tranquil, acoustic guitar EP, “Life Passage”, that can be launched on September 29th.
NEW YORK, NY, UNITED STATES, September 22, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — Shambhu continues his intuitive and soulful musical explorations with a tranquil, acoustic guitar EP, “Life Passage”, that can be launched on September 29, 2022 by Tiger Turn Productions. He is joined by a stellar ensemble of latest age, jazz and world musicians: bassist Michael Manring, pianist Frank Martin, flutist Premik Russell Tubbs, violinist Nathaniel Wolkstein, and percussionist Nelson Myers-Daly.
Born through the pandemic, the songs of “Life Passage” replicate Shambhu’s calm and uplifting musical sound which synthesizes new age, jazz and Indian types.
“The music is a soothing antidote to the stresses that many are feeling in today’s world,” Shambhu stated. ”Heartfelt music can actually raise 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 blended and mastered by Todd Boston at Spatial Sound Studios in Portland, OR.
The 5 songs on “Life Passage” have been written, organized and produced by Shambhu, besides “Shambhu”, co-written along 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 known as “a consummate guitarist”. His music has been really helpful by Deepak Chopra on CNBC. Shambhu’s stress-free music eases the busy minds of listeners.
Shambhu labored with Grammy successful report 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”, additionally produced with Ackerman and Tom Eaton, received Best Contemporary Instrumental Album on the ZMR Music Awards. His third launch, “Soothe”, noticed two songs transfer into rotation on Sirius XM. His fourth launch, “Lilac Skies”, featured the favored tune “Pondering When”, which All About Jazz known as “fingerstyle pearls”. His fifth launch, “Heart Awakening”, noticed two singles play-listed 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 “The Gathering 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 has additionally performed / recorded with Carlos Santana, Paul McCandless, Eugene Friesen, Tony Levin, Jeff Haynes, Ravichandra Kulur, George Brooks, Premik Russell Tubbs, Grammy successful producer/drummer Narada Michael Walden, Jeff Oster, and the late E-street saxist Clarence Clemons, amongst others.
“Life Passage” is being distributed by Tiger Turn (TT) Productions, a multimedia manufacturing studio led by founder Kabir Sehgal, a multi-Grammy Award successful report producer.
ABOUT THE SONGS
“Because of You” options Shambhu and the revolutionary bassist Michael Manring, and pianist Frank Martin in a contemplative new age/jazz fusion. Michael is featured on Shambhu’s debut launch, “Sacred Love”, and on his third launch, “Soothe”. He has carried out and recorded with New Age music legends, together with Will Ackerman, Suzanne Ciani, Michael Hedges and Thomas Dolby.
“Gentle Flower” is a sluggish dance with love. Shambhu is accompanied by pianist Frank Martin, who has been featured on lots of Shambhu’s releases. Frank has carried out and recorded with Stevie Wonder, Sting, Whitney Houston, Narada Michael Walden, John McLaughlin, Santana, Bruce Springsteen, Paul Simon, and others.
The title tune, “Life Passage” options Shambhu on acoustic guitar reflecting on the passing of the late jazz pianist and composer Chick Corea who Shambhu studied with on-line through the pandemic and who handed fairly unexpectedly.
With “Mars Dawn”, you’re on the primary journey to Mars, the nice Red Planet. The serene sound of Shambhu’s guitar is bathed in a lush, orchestral string setting by Nathaniel Wolkstein with a french horn by Premik Russell Tubbs, calling us to an final and unknowable future. Nathaniel is a artistic violinist and multi-instrumentalist. Premik soars on EWI/French horn. Shambhu and Premik recorded collectively within the group, “Equinox”, which toured the U.S., Europe and Canada. Premik has appeared on a number of Shambhu’s releases. He has carried out with Carlos Santana, John McLaughlin, and recorded on dozens of albums produced by Will Ackerman for Masako and others.
The ultimate tune, “Shambhu” is an Indian temple-beat fusion based mostly on a melody by Sri Chinmoy. Shambhu performs guitar, e-sitar and e-pads. He’s accompanied by New Zealand world percussionist Nelson Myers-Daly, a member of the meditative music duo, Monk Party, and the multi-talented Premik Russell Tubbs on bansuri flute.