Jeff Oster’s awesome new CD, “Next,” is getting critical acclaim. Jeff and I co-wrote and performed “On Mother’s Day” for the CD, and now it’s the soundtrack for a moving Memorial Day video tribute to those who have served. Go Jeff!
“Edge of Eternal”, among Shambhu’s most popular songs, featuring Eugene Friesen (cello), Jill Haley (English horn), Jeff Haynes (percussion), Noah Wilding (vocals), and Shambhu (guitars). Produced by Will Ackerman and Shambhu.
Enjoy this insightful interview with Shambhu where he explores the relationship of music and spirit and the creative process.
Thanks to Alejandro Clavijo for a wonderful review of “Dreaming of Now” in NewAgeReviews.com (Spain).
While Shambhu generated a tranquil new age vibe on his debut album four years ago, this time the guitarist opts for a thicker fusion sound on his sophomore effort.
This heavier jazz-rock approach is evidenced by the greater presence of electric guitar in addition to acoustic guitar, as well as more defined melodies and chord progressions.
The sound is fuller and richer, thanks especially to an abundance of horns. Shambhu also gets solid support from a stellar lineup of musicians: George Brooks on saxophone, Eugene Friesen on cello, Premik Russell Tubbs on wind instruments, Jeff Haynes on percussion, Charlie Bisharat on violin, Frank Martin on keyboards, Jeff Oster on flugelhorn, and Celso Alberti on drums.
His two releases so far show Shambhu to be a varied and diverse composer and, of course, a thoughtful, creative, and fluid guitarist.
Shambhu’s follow up effort shows an artist that has not only blossomed but has also formally announced himself as a ready for prime time musician. The only question is in which genre? It does not matter as Shambhu takes elements of World, Smooth Jazz, New Age and Meditative qualities to create a musical experience that you will like from start to finish making it one of 2013’s finest releases.