Chris Shahin Music

Left of Center


An instrumental mixed-bag of original Jazz, Surf, Latin and fully composed pieces. On this disc CSB has added violin, trumpet and organ to the foundation of guitar, bass drums and sax to create an imaginative and musical blend of styles and sounds.

Band members:

  • Chris Shahin, guitars
  • Sameer Gupta, drums, percussion, vibes and timpani
  • Eric Wilson, bass
  • Scott Johnston, saxophones,
  • with: Paul Mansky, bass (tracks 3, 5, 7, 13, 14, 16, 16.1)
  • Carolyn Balfe, violin (tracks 5, 15)
  • Brian Padilla, trumpet (tracks 14, 7)
  • Mel Nelson, keyboards (tracks 4, 16)

From the Label

A choice collection of original guitar-driven instrumentals. With a wide stylistic palette which includes contemporary Jazz, Latin, Swing and Surf, this second CD from this San Jose quartet creatively and musically blends diverse elements into one killer sound. Check it out!

Featuring a remake of the classic Sleepwalk.

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