Chris Shahin Music

The Tenth Degree


The Tenth Degree by Chris Shahin is an imaginative and diverse blend of guitar-driven instrumental Surf, Jazz,and Rock.

Explores the territory between Andy Summers and Dick Dale. Creates a reverb-friendly, cinematic surfmosphere.” –Dec. 1997 Guitar Player

Band Members:

  • Chris Shahin, guitar
  • Scott Johnston, sax
  • Sameer Gupta, drums and percussion
  • Eric Wilson, bass
  • Paul Mansky, bass


Attention eclectic guitar music fans: The Chris Shahin Band has a cool and wonderfully cool CD available which combines surf with elements of jazz,rock and blues for a very intriguing instrumental blend full of sonic surprises. ~ Vintage Guitar Magazine

Finally, the Chris Shahin band comes out of the shadows of surf rumor and jazz venues into the light of an official release. This is a most unusual jazz based surf influenced band. The wonderful and unusual blend comes from a different angle than previously explored. Others have taken jazz into their surf as an influence. Chris Shahin’s band is made up of talented and experienced jazz musicians with a fascination for the reverb, a desire to use the melodic sense ov surf and influence their jazz with it. In the sixties, there was the promise not kept of Kenny Burrell and Kai Winding. 30 years later, that which was only hinted at has been brought to fruition by four talented players. Chris has written and arranged all the tracks. This is a highly melodic, mood setting, and highly enjoyable CD. It is not trad, it is a new and mature approach, well worth a side-trip. This will surely please. ~ Phil Dirt KFJC DJ/ Surf Music Guru

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