Music for your listening pleasure, for yoga, meditation, kirtan, chanting, sutras, relaxation ...
Clair Oaks and Friends offer inspired original music combined with ancient Sanskrit mantras and English lyrics, with lush vocal harmonies for a musical meditation mix.
Accompanied by bass, guitars, harmonium, mandolin, and some percussion, Clair's Anjali collaboration (with Susan Graves, Michelle and Angela Armour and often Jay Popky and EJ Simpson) offers lush vocal harmonies on re-imagined cover tunes and originals. Uplifting, joyful and meditative with a curious mix of English and Sanskrit lyrics”
In addition to having her own bands, Clair spent several years as a back up singer for kirtan artist Wah!
She was featured as the leader of a chant band in the movie adaptation of Elizabeth Gilbert's best seller, Eat Pray Love.
After Clair released her album entitled "7" she had a lovely email from the amazing Hattie Webb (member of Leonard Cohen's band for 6 years).
Of Clair's music, Hattie says:
"Moving body and spirit, uplifting and harmonizing from within. Thank you Clair for your truly radiant music!" -- Hattie Webb
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About Clair's Music...
“Moving body and spirit, uplifting and harmonizing from within. Thank you Clair for your truly radiant music!” --
We are thrilled to bring you this offering. Clair Oaks 7 includes several cover tunes that Clair Oaks and Friends have performed live at their concerts. An array of fine musicians and singers join Clair on this album, including: Elijah Tucker, EJ Simpson, Jay Popky, Susan Graves, Michelle Armour, Angela Armour, Akie Bermiss, Greg Glassman, Bob Cozzolino, David Matthew Brown, Ian Boccio, Brenda McMorrow, Benjy Wertheimer, John DeKadt, Bob Wisdom, Emy Berti and more...
We are also offering a remix with some new lyrics on "Now". If you are downloading the album or the single from Bandcamp, you will automatically have the updated track. The new mix will also be available as a single at CDbaby.
About the title: This album is Clair's seventh, and there are seven tracks. And... if you Google the number, you can find all kinds of information about the number 7 having to do with spiritual awakening.
Release date: Feb 14, 2016.
A joyous sequel to Kirtan Equation. Full band, many wonderful musicians contributed to these exuberant tracks. Also includes a quieter, lovely (if we do say so) Asato Ma Sad Gamayaa track appropriate for quiet yoga class.
"Lila is getting air play - I love it! Great chants, great instrumentation!" - Gary Goldberg, Host of "In the Spirit" WRPI radio NY
Gentle, quiet music with sutras to draw the listener inside. Perfect for yoga classes and meditation/sutra practice or any quiet endeavor. 4 of Patanjali's yoga sutras, set to Clair's gentle music, with harmonium, mandolin, guitar, cello and tibetan bells and of course Clair's soothing voice repeating the sutras.
"Clair, I am totally mesmerized by the Patanjali CD…keep playing it and am feeling the vibrationalpotency through the vehicles. So beautiful, simple and profound." - Suchitra Davenport
This offering reflects a selection of the music Clair and the band have been presenting at live kirtan's for a number of years. It is "make you want to get up on your feet and dance" music. The band includes Clair's son, Brooklyn based musician, Elijah Tucker, on percussion and harmony vocals.
I put your CD in first thing this morning, and it is still playing. I am absolutely loving it, whether moved to get up and dance, or dancing in my hearts and soul as I simply listen. I love your rhythms! I just have that feeling that Kirtan Equation is a new fave and a daily play! " - C. M.
This CD includes a Beginning and Ending Guided Awareness followed by a 20 minute Ujjayi Pranayama ( yogic breathing) practice - with full instructions, as practiced in Svaroopa® Yoga classes; and a half hour of soothing instrumental music composed and recorded by Clair to do your own asana (yoga pose) or meditation practice with. Ujjayi breathing is a fabulous preparation for meditation. Read about the benefits of Ujjayi Pranayama here.
"I used the entire Relaxation Suite CD this morning...what at treasure!! I really loved it...close your eyes and you're in yoga class!!Just loved it. And the ujjayi is so smoothly guided and luscious that I didn't want it to end! Thank you , thank you !!" -Lucille F., Yoga practitioner
This album is a follow-up to Sutra's Song is also wonderful for use in yoga classes and for meditation. Click here to download the words and translations from chants on this CD.
"Clair doesn't push the current, she dives in and flows with it. The warmth and serenity in her music is irresistible. Get a pair of headphones and give yourself a long deserved healing in the lap of the Divine Mother. The music brings tears to my eyes ...Clair is a true leader and goddess in this world" – Wah!
Clair's Sanskrit mantra CD features two long chants, perfect to play while doing your yoga practice, or to sing along with for kirtan practice, or just to listen to when you want to tune into the deeper dimension of being! On this album, Clair is joined by Ian Boccio and Elijah Tucker to create lush vocal harmonies accompanied by a combination of ethereal synthesizers and the organic sounds of harmonium and acoustic guitar.
"Clair's music is beautiful!" ~ David Newman