Shambhu continues his intuitive and soulful musical explorations with a tranquil, acoustic guitar EP, “Life Passage”, released today 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.”
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 play-listed by Sirius XM.