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Ben Leinbach

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"I found my calling at an early age. Music. All styles, all forms. A
barrier-free medium for expressing emotion and spreading peace. A
sanctuary against the hardships of life. A slice of perfection and
tranquility amidst the chaos. For me a religion of sorts.”

The Spirit of Yoga, the musical sanctuary Leinbach composed specially
for avid ashtanga yoga practitioner and prominent vinyasa flow yoga
teacher, Shiva Rea, also provides a haven for those seeking
“tranquility amidst the chaos,” whether through meditation or simply
through nurturing themselves with a soothing and relaxing backdrop
wherever they happen to be.

Featured on the four long
tracks that compose the album are Grammy nominated Jai Uttal who plays
dotar and vocal chants; Manose Singh playing bamboo flute Leinbach
calls the voices of heaven; and Bond Bergland on electric guitar.
Leinbach provides synthesizers, harmonium, tamboura, acoustic guitar,
vocal “oohs”, bells and chimes, and sound effects. The result of all
this talent is blissful.

Leinbach acquired his BA in music
from the University of California, Santa Cruz, after previously
studying at the University of Wisconsin, Madison and Berklee College
of Music in Boston. While focusing primarily on drumming, he also
cultivated proficiency on piano and guitar, studied composition, and
enjoyed singing in several choirs. Ben started drumming in 1978, and
developed a taste for a wide variety of music. He gigs regularly in
the jazz, rock, blues, funk, pop, and Latin-jazz genres. He has
performed with sax great Chico Freeman, jazz singer Kurt Elling, and has
jammed with Joshua Redman. A few of his former bands shared bills
with Green Day, Primus, and John Scofield. Since 1992 Ben has been
freelance engineering at several San Francisco/Bay Area recording
studios. He has worked with a vast array of artists including rapper
E-40, percussion greats Pops and Peto Escovedo, film composer Lawrence
Rosenthal, world music artist Jai Uttal, and steel pan maestro Andy
Narell. Ben’s production and composition endeavors also span many
genres. He produces “beats” for rap artists, writes music for r+b and
pop singers, composes world music for yoga, meditation, and relaxation,
and records and produces singer-songwriters. He recently opened his
own studio called Old Bull Studios

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