Jim Gelcer : Bhakti Groove Machine (Cdr)

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Sell date: 7/2013
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 Notes & Reviews
Jim Gelcer is an award-winning and internationally acclaimed musician and composer. His love of music and yoga led him organically into the world of kirtan. His first kirtan album, Bhagavan was declared one of the best releases of the year by the two big kirtan radio shows in the US. Kirtan is an ancient form of call and response singing. The idea behind kirtan is that by repetitive chanting of ancient Sanskrit and other mantras, we open our hearts and reveal our true nature. If you've ever been at a concert where the singer sang a line and then held the mike out to the audience and they sang a line back together, you've experienced a form of kirtan. Jim artfully combines traditional kirtan with modern influences like jazz and world music into a unique blend unlike anything else you've heard. What happens when you combine a deeply devotional soul with a sophisticated pop music sensibility? At a live kirtan with Jim you may hear mashups of mantras with just about anything from Leonard Cohen to Bob Marley, Bill Withers, or even Black Eyed Peas. You should follow Jim Gelcer on Twitter here. ~ ~ ~ 'Jim Gelcer's Bhakti Groove Machine infuses new life and spirit into the ancient heartfelt chants that influence todays Kirtan movement.' ~ TERRY MCBRIDE CEO, Nutone Records -- Vancouver, Canada 'Jim Gelcer's Bhakti Groove Machine is sweet, soulful, smooth and sublime. It flows, grooves, and takes the listener on a rich journey into the heart. Bhakti Groove Machine is great music, great production, and most importantly, a great feel soaked in devotion!' ~ DAVID NEWMAN (DURGA DAS) Kirtan Recording Artist -- Philadelphia, USA 'Jim's music shines forth bright and clear, and leaves a happy afterglow in my brain that lasts for hours.' ~ LORIN ROCHE, Ph.D Author, 'The Radiance Sutras' -- Los Angeles, USA 'Jim has a voice filled with depth, love, and emotion--the perfect bhakti singer.' ~ DEBI WINSTON BUZIL Yoga Chicago Magazine 'Jim's voice is easy like Sunday morning.' ~ PRAJNA VIEIRA Kirtan Recording Artist -- San Jose, USA 'Jim's music has such a wonderful and rich feel. He transmits a pure bhav in all of these songs. I find myself singing along so easily with his gentle yet emotionally powerful melodies and arrangements. One of the best releases the year!' ~ BLAKE TEDDER Full Lotus Kirtan Show, WCOM FM -- North Carolina, USA 'Great CD. Highly recommended! Om Bhagavan is one of the best songs I've heard this year.' ~ GARY GOLDBERG In The Spirit, WRPI FM -- New York, USA 'Listening to Jim Gelcer's latest release, Bhakti Groove Machine, is like tasting your way through a box of chocolates. Infused with elements of R&B, jazz, rock, and old school kirtan, every song is a delicious aural treat!' ~ JONI YUNG Host, Yoga Chat with The Accidental Yogist -- Los Angeles, USA 'I am completely hooked on Jim Gelcer's Bhakti Groove Machine. Jim lays down Sanskrit mantra against a backdrop of popular music references from Al Jarreau to Traffic and beyond. The songwriting is compelling. The musicianship is impeccable. And the grooves have me shaking my ass all over the house daily. This album appeals on so many levels, you don't need to be a kirtan fan to appreciate it.' ~ ZOE KORS Managing Editor, LA Yoga -- Los Angeles, USA 'A truly great voice, saturated with a beautiful bhakti vibe.' ~ SANDRA LEIGH, Artistic Director, Give Peace a Chant -- Vancouver, Canada 'Jim's kirtan style is welcoming, inviting and contagious! He brings you on a journey through the soul, transcending the manifest to the un-manifest through beautiful music, ancient Sanskrit mantra and the occasional surprise English melody. There is no greater inspiration than being led into chanting by someone who embodies the spirit within himself. Jim's encouraging, thoughtful and vibrant energy have inspired me to explore mantra chanting deeper.' ~ DONNA POULIDIS Director, Prana Fitness -- Toronto, Canada 'Beautiful. Moving. Dreamy.' ~ HELEN BABALIS Yoga Teacher -- Hawaii 'I have never seen a group move so quickly into another dimension and vibrate at such a frequency despite the angst of

Om Namo Bhagavate
Sarve Bhavantu
Shiva Shiva
Sarva Mangala
Loka Samastha
Yat Karoshi
Sri Krishna