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Church On Monday

by Elias Haslanger

Inspired by the great Blue Note B3 organ recordings from the ‘50’s and '60's, the group spent two days tracking standards and originals in an old church in East Austin. Capturing a classic jazz sound with swinging arrangements is what this is all about.
Genre: Jazz: Hammond Organ
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Church On Monday
6:27 album only
2. Feelin' Good
5:55 album only
3. Trouble No. 2
7:31 album only
4. On a Clear Day
6:16 album only
5. Invitation
6:18 album only
6. Buffalo
6:07 album only
7. Hi-Fly
6:07 album only
8. Speak Low
5:52 album only
9. Yesterdays
7:26 album only
10. Strollin'
5:16 album only
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Album Notes
Cherrywood Records is proud to announce the release of Church on Monday, the latest recording from critically acclaimed jazz saxophonist, composer and arranger Elias Haslanger.

A soulful, toe-tapping, instantly accessible jazz recording, Church on Monday features long-time musical director for Ray Charles, Dr. James Polk on Hammond B3 organ as well as former Joey DeFrancesco band-mate Jake Langley on guitar. The result is a highly entertaining musical journey that features two new original compositions penned by Elias and slate of great jazz standards arranged just for this session.

Inspired by the great Blue Note recordings from the ‘50’s and '60's, Elias and his quintet of tenor saxophone, B3 organ, guitar, bass and drums spent two days tracking in an old church in East Austin that is now a recording studio. Capturing a classic sound with swinging arrangements played by outstanding musicians is what this session is all about. For high-fidelity enthusiasts, Cherrywood Records will press a limited number of vinyl records and make the high-definition (24-bit/88.2 kHz) sound files available for download.

Elias Haslanger has played and recorded with Ellis Marsalis, Maynard Ferguson, The Temptations, Asleep at the Wheel, Alejandro Escovedo and countless others. He has released 4 critically-acclaimed recordings as a leader which have been played on radio stations around the world and reviewed favorably in DownBeat, JazzTimes, Billboard, Cadence, Texas Monthly and the Austin Chronicle. He is an active performer performing over 150 shows a year at venues across the United States.

“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, DownBeat



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Austin American Statesman

Saxophonist Elias Haslanger testifies to the beauty of jazz, instinct, and comin
..."As a soloist, Haslanger plays with a strikingly physical style, dipping his right shoulder, crunching a bit as he leans left, as if trying to scoop the very soul out of the air with the bell of his saxophone. His tone and his lines are rich with soul and melancholy and laughter..."
Read the full article: http://www.statesman.com/news/entertainment/music/church-on-monday/nTP5w/

Austin Chronicle

From the moment Church on Monday opens, with saxophonist Elias Haslanger leaning
"Since his first album in 1994, Standards, Haslanger has consistently demonstrated a penchant for ageless chestnuts, and this session is no exception. His version of "On a Clear Day" is simply divine, fashioning a creamy, satin-smooth tone that harkens back to an earlier era of big-toned tenor men. Likewise, he breathes fresh ideas into Randy Weston's "Hi-Fly" and Kurt Weill's "Speak Low." After a six-year recording hiatus, Elias Haslanger not only returns in top form, he goes to Church."
Read the article: http://www.austinchronicle.com/music/2012-09-21/elias-haslanger-church-on-monday/