“ If you love authentic music, listen to Sharon Silverstein’s new album ‘Octave of Love’. The combination of her roots as a Western Folk/Rock singer with her ever-evolving love affair with Eastern mysticism makes for a compelling musical brew and uplifting spiritual journey.” GuruGanesha-Devotional Musician and Mantra Hipster
Sharon's new CD "Octave of Love" was released on April 9th, 2016:
“Octave of Love,” features music that reaches across generations and touches people through a variety of musical genres, lyrics, and eternal messages of love and connection. The lineup of musicians on the album reflects its purpose, with performing artists that span six generations.
The musicians who appear on “Octave of Love” represent a unique collaboration:
Sharon's son, Jared Silverstein, an international jazz drummer studying at the Julliard School, the CD also features Andrea Brachfeld, an internationally known American and Latin jazz flutist who was named “Best Jazz Flutist” this year by Hot House Jazz Magazine, and who is sponsored by RS Berkeley Flutes; percussionist Vincent Pierce Smith, who is sponsored by Regal Tip Drums & Percussion; Karttikeya Arul, percussionist and senior audio engineer for Music Together, a global music program for parents and children; and internationally known jazz bassist Ian Kenselaar, who is employed by Jazz House Kids, a Montclair-based non-profit organization that provides opportunities for young musicians to learn jazz.The music on “Octave of Love” represents the musical styles of different generations, making it accessible to all age groups. This project’s diverse musical genres, lyrics, and instrumentation connect people from around the globe.
Sharon sings the lyrics in both Sanskrit and English — allowing listeners to connect with the music in whichever language reaches their hearts. Among the instruments featured on the album are the harmonium, hang-halo drums, tabla, Bansuri flute, upright bass, acoustic guitar, and Western drums — all of which lend an organic sound to “Octave of Love.” The music and lyrics are also composed by Sharon Silverstein except the lyrics for track "We are the One" which was composed by Nathan Richardson. Sharon is joined by Perry Montauredes on background vocals for track "We are the One". Group Singers: Todd Lewis, Carolyn Amala Viola, Susan Martinez, Perry Montauredes and Karttikeya Arul contribute to the track "Hare Krishna".
"The transformational vibrations of Sharon's music and voice are uplifting to the heart and soul. Ms. Silverstein and The Peace Project touch the very soul, conveying ideas about unconditional love, grace and the great potential all humans have for true wisdom".
NJ, Courier News