Elias Haslanger – Live at The Gallery

June 20, 2014 / No Comments / Tags: Daniel Durham, Dr. James Polk, Elias Haslanger, Jake Langley, Scott Laningham, thejazzpage.com

(Cherrywood Records)

Saxophonist Elias Haslanger really puts on a show on his sixth and latest recording. Live at The Gallery finds Haslanger and a few of his musical friends in full swing before an appreciative audience at the Austin, Texas spot. Haslanger has big time chops and can play the full spectrum of moods in music. Joining him is a first-rate band of players, including Dr. James Polk on B3 organ, Jake Langley on guitar, Daniel Durham on bass and Scott Laningham on drums. The sound is bluesy and jazzy with the group covering an array of standards by Herbie Hancock, Nat Adderley, Errol Garner, Horace Silver and Duke Ellington, among others. The music is outstanding, the band is incredible and Haslanger is a true powerhouse.

Click to listen to a clip of “Watermelon Man”:

Tracks: One For Daddy, Watermelon Man, I Thought About You, Goin’ Down, Song For My Father, Misty, Adam’s Apple, In a Sentimental Mood .