E. L. Mahon grew up on an Arkansas farm, but Classical oboe training at 13 landed him as the youngest member of The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra. During and after his music studies at the Univ. of Arkansas and Berklee College of Music, he performed worldwide as a bandleader of Top 40 RnB bands, opening for Lou Rawls, Chaka Kahn, and other icons. E. L. [now retired from performing] lives in Colorado and plays sax and keyboards, creating lush, soulful Jazz with a fresh enlightenment that only comes with a life of observing and composing mellow sounds.
From the mid-1970s to 1991, E. L. Mahon toured with several Top 40 RnB bands performing in the US, Hawaii, Guam, The Philippines, Korea, Japan, Okinawa, Puerto Rico, Guantanamo Bay Cuba, and Panama. During these years, in addition to the above artists, he and his bands have opened for artists like Roy Ayers, Frankie Beverly & Maze, Bobby Blue Bland, Syl Johnson, and numerous other groups. During the 80's, E. L. called Hawaii home until moving to Colorado for the first time from 1991 to 1999 when he and his wife moved back to Hawaii.
In 2003, after having lived in Hawaii [again] for several years, E. L. and his wife, Debra, returned back to the mainland to live in Colorado again, and that’s when he began writing music again. Music is definitely both his muse and his passion. Fusing new sounds and orchestral elements, E. L. has created a soulful Jazz that enlightens the mind. Very fittingly, he has named the new genre “NueVision Jazz.” One of his tracks was recently used in the Rob Schneider film "The Chosen One."
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This is a very moving instrumental with soprano sax lead and very interesting accomp. There are a couple of different rythms going on but the final outcome will give you pause. Instrumental, New Age, Contemporary Instr
With a slight reggae under tone, this instrumental moves right along with a steady pace. Smooth but strangly inviting, you'll be moved by the coolness of the changing winds. Instrumental, New Age, Contemporary Instr
Ever get that feeling that all you wanted to do was gaze into the sky and just fall into a trance without any chemical help? Well, your dream has come true.
Take a listen....... Instrumental, New Age, Contemporary Instr
Peaceful and serene, this soprano sax instrumental lets your imagination focus on the beautiful autumn night sky in Colorado. The moon is so bright and clear until it's just haunting. The English Horn gives this song pure soul. Instrumental, New Age, Contemporary Instr
Smooth lively and playful. Subtle but quite beat worthy. Smooth martinis or seaside drive on a sunny day with the one you love. Fun, flirtatious. Sunny skies. Mellow and happy, dancing, flying, skipping, enjoying the good life. Guilty pleasures, rich lifestyles, new car commercial, jetset high life, Instrumental, New Age, Contemporary Instr
A drammatic orchestral piece with oboe & cello solo's. Harp intro. Nice and mellow with drammatic uptick in the middle. Kind of an American Indian flare with timpani and drums. Instrumental, New Age, Solos (Strings)
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