Acclaimed new age/jazz guitarist Shambhu
released his new single, “Life Passage,” on April 27th. The song features Shambhu’s transcendent guitar music in a soulful dedication to the late pianist Chick Corea
. Life Passage
is also the title song of Shambhu’s new EP due early this summer. Stream “Life Passage” here
“Life Passage” was composed, arranged and produced by Shambhu, who is featured on guitars and e-pads. 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 to joyful and imaginative music. Then quite unexpectedly, he passed and 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."
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 students, yogis, moms and workers. He 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.
Shambhu's second album, Dreaming of Now
, also produced with Ackerman and Tom Eaton, reached #2 and 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 on Sirius XM. Reviewer Jakob Baekgaard described his sound as “not world music, fusion, fingerstyle, new age or smooth jazz, but all these things in a personal expression.” Shambhu is featured on 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 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, and the late E-street saxophonist Clarence Clemons, among others.