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Elias Haslanger

Over the span of his 25-year music career, native Texan and Austin resident Elias Haslanger has carved a unique and distinguished place in jazz history as a saxophonist, composer, and band leader, whose playing and writing has drawn comparisons to John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, Ben Webster, and Wayne Shorter. He has performed, recorded, and toured with many world-class artists including Ellis Marsalis, Maynard Ferguson, Asleep at the Wheel, Alejandro Escovedo, The Four Tops, and The Temptations, among many others. Elias has performed around the United States and Europe at clubs like Snug Harbor in New Orleans, Jazz Alley in Seattle, The Elephant in Austin, and The Blue Note in New York

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Elias Haslanger: Live at the Gallery

Read "Live at the Gallery" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

Live at the Gallery boasts rollicking, soulful performances of a first-class set list recorded live and hot onstage at a packed jazz club in Austin (Texas) led by Texas native, Austin resident and tenor saxophonist Elias Haslanger and featuring soloists Dr. James Polk (another native Texan and former organist, pianist, writer, arranger and conductor for Ray ...

Musings on Jazz, Blues and the Sabbath

Read "Musings on Jazz, Blues and the Sabbath" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

Margie Baker Sings With So Many Stars Consolidated Artists Productions 2014 Margie Baker didn't begin her career as a jazz and blues vocalist in the San Francisco area until she was nearly 40, but she made up for this delayed entry with endurance: She was often featured at the Monterey ...

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Texas Tenor Saxman Elias Haslanger Releases "Live At The Gallery" (Cherrywood Records) On May 6

Texas Tenor Saxman Elias Haslanger Releases "Live At The Gallery" (Cherrywood Records) On May 6

“Haslanger is now a major talent, both as a composer and instrumentalist, whose future has almost unlimited potential and should be regarded in national terms.” - Michael Point, DownBeatCherrywood Records is proud to announce the release of “LIVE at the Gallery" (May 6, 2014 release) the latest recording from critically acclaimed jazz saxophonist, composer, and arranger ...

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Elias Haslanger re-releases "The Journey," exclusively for patrons

Elias Haslanger re-releases "The Journey," exclusively for patrons

Jazz saxophonist and composer Elias Haslanger has digitally re-released his 1993 recording The Journey exclusively for patrons who support Elias through Patronism.com, the new website and model by which independent artists and arts supporters can establish a sustainable relationship. The Journey features Rich Harney on piano, Jeff Haley on bass, Chris Searles on drums, Tito Carrillo ...

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Ron Westray / Thomas Heflin: Live from Austin

Read "Live from Austin" reviewed by Josep Pedro

A live recording is always a great chance to experience some of the core principles of jazz. Improvisation and spontaneity arise when musicians feel free and comfortable with the tunes and arrangements. A collaborative effort between trombonist Ron Westray and trumpeter Thomas Heflin, Live from Austin was recorded in 2009 at the Elephant Room, one of ...

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Elias Haslanger: Dream Story

Read "Dream Story" reviewed by Woodrow Wilkins

Elias Haslanger counts among his inspirations such classical composers as Claude Debussy, Hector Berlioz and Richard Strauss, as well as a plethora of jazz artists including Wayne Shorter, John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, Freddie Hubbard and Miles Davis. Several rock artists are also among his influences. The Austin, Texas-born saxophonist has toured the United States and Europe, ...

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Elias Haslanger: Dream Story

Read "Dream Story" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Austin, Texas-based saxophonist Elias Haslanger's 1998 outing Kicks are for Kids was a favorite among critics. With this long-awaited followup, the artist once again shows that he is a force to be reckoned with. Sporting a strong compositional pen and a brawny, yet fluid tenor sax sound, Haslangler leads his sextet through a sequence of vibrant ...

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Elias Haslanger: Kicks Are For Kids

Read "Kicks Are For Kids" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Young Austin, Texas based saxophonist Elias Haslanger has received a good deal of praise since his arrival on the jazz scene. Haslanger’s sure fire attack coupled with references to Trane, Webster and Rollins serves up a recipe for acute jazz literacy while displaying characteristics that indicates maturity and individualism. Haslanger utilizes the services of the estimable ...


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