Church on Monday is the latest recording by Elias Haslanger featuring Dr. James Polk on B3 organ and Jake Langley on guitar.
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“Elias’s playing and composing is very much in the Jazz group concept of today. It is obvious he has spent the time to reach a level of excellence that is commendable.” -Ellis Marsalis
“Most impressive.” -Ira Gitler
Church on Monday is the latest recording project by jazz saxophone player Elias Haslanger. Inspired by the great Blue Note recordings from the ‘50’s and '60's, Elias and his group spent two days tracking standards and originals in an old church in East Austin that is now a recording studio. Capturing a classic sound with swinging arrangements played by great musicians is what this session is all about. For jazz and high-fidelity enthusiasts, Elias plans to press a limited number of vinyl records.
Kickstarter is a new platform to help independent musicians like Elias make their projects a reality. The cost of producing a recording is significant, and without your help, this project simply won’t happen. At Kickstarter, the minimum amount must be reached or no funding at all is sent to the artist. There is no ceiling on the amount of money that may be raised.
Joining Elias on this recording on Hammond B3 organ is Dr. James Polk. Dr. Polk moved to L.A. in the ‘70’s to serve as the musical director and organ player for Ray Charles for many years. And since his return to Austin in the ‘80’s he’s become a fixture there, influencing two generations of Texas musicians. His swinging, blues-infused playing has brought joy to people all over the world.
Also joining Elias is guitarist Jake Langley, who has emerged as one his generation’s major talents. The Grammy-winning musician has performed and recorded with many of today's musical legends, and was a member of Joey Defrancesco's Organ Trio for five years.
In the rhythm section are young, up-and-coming bassist Daniel Durham and drummer Scott Laningham, veteran to the Central Texas scene, who has played with greats including Mitch Watkins, Mose Allison, and Kirk Whalum. Trumpet and percussion great Pete Rodriguez makes a cameo appearance on congas for two tracks.
There's not another Kickstarter campaign like this to support, and the results will be one-of-a-kind. The soundtrack for this Kickstarter movie was written by Elias just for this session, and it’s called "Feelin' Good!" Make a pledge today and you will feel good about making this exciting project a reality. Thank you.
Personnel: Elias Haslanger, tenor sax. James Polk, Hammond B3 organ. Jake Langley, guitar. Scott Laningham, drums. Daniel Durham, bass. Pete Rodriguez, congas.
Repertoire: Trouble #2, On A Clear Day, Buffalo, Yesterdays, Speak Low, Church on Monday, Feelin’ Good!, Hi-Fly, Strollin’, Invitation.
Voice over: Robert Kraft
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