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."
A smooth semi-orchestral instrumental with very moving strings for added color. Very sleek and orderly piece. This is a thinking man's/woman's song for special private moments. Instrumental, Jazz, Smooth Jazz
A whole new twist on an old Christmas favorite. It's Nuevision Jazz. Lively jazzy & fun for mom, dad and kids. In store, background, voice over. Snow falling, soaring over broad vistas, a modern Santa flying through the air taking toys to kids around the world. Shopping, wrapping gifts, eggnog, etc. Instrumental, Christmas, R&B Instrumentals
Ready to ride? Jazz for the open road. This upbeat instrumental is lively and full of surprise. The strings and brass section give plenty of lasting flare to this swinging tune. Instrumental, Jazz, Smooth Jazz
Soothing, mellow & rhythmic instrumental with soprano sax lead. Calming. Puts you in a groovy mood. Quiet Storm. Cool snappy fun & flirtatious. Cool beats orchestral elegance, chic sophisticated flowing and romantic. Bar lounge hip wine bar restaurant Muzak in-store, sweet commercial high fashion, Instrumental, Jazz, Soul Jazz
A sweet, soft but dramatic love song with soprano sax lead. This song inspires that feeling of true love between two people. Smooth and romantic, late night loving, dancing the night away, two people so much in love they always want to be touching each other, literally love-struck. Instrumental, Dramatic, Romantic Music
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
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
For anyone who grew up in the country and enjoyed Sunday suppertime outdoors around a long picnic table with family & friends and a large spread of great food and Kool-Aid, this song is for you. Light, Uplifting, elegant but folksy and friendly. Vibrant bouncy sentimental sweet fun rocking & cool, Instrumental, RnB, Groove
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
Glorious Orchestral instrumental with soprano sax lead and background vocals in chorus. Elegant peaceful inspiring classical rendition of The First Noel. Sweet jazzy & uplifting. Spirited beautiful sophisticated chic & reverential. Wholesome for families kids celebrating holiday cheer and blessings, Instrumental, Christmas, Xmas Ensemble
Quite soulful but also an easy listening instrumental with soprano sax lead and background vocals. A feeling of days/nights of past/present love will come to mind. You'll love it......... Instrumental, RnB, Groove
This song was first written back in 1992 as a vocal lead, but was rewritten in 2007 for my Reflections CD as an instrumental. It's vocal arrangement was never recorded and published. The soprano sax adds a nice texture along with the background vocals and rythmic beat. Instrumental, Jazz, Soul Jazz
Just as the sun rises a feeling of calm surrounds you when you listen to this instrumental with soprano sax lead. You just can't help but feel optimistic about the new day. Instrumental, Jazz, Soul Jazz
Well, the title speaks for itself. Whenever common sense has a hard time getting through, just think of this cool little ditty. With the strong back beat and cool soprano sax lead, you're bound to forget about the stupid stuff. Instrumental, Jazz, Soul Jazz
A little bit tribal, a whole lot of funk. All in all, this song brings together the past, present and future of tribal dance but doesn't get in the way. Don't know if Tarzan would have approved. Instrumental, Jazz, Soul Jazz
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
Denver has lots of class. That's what this song shows in the mind. With the smooth beat and silky strings down to the soprano sax lead, you'll never forget The Mile High City. Instrumental, Jazz, Soul Jazz
Sweet music with soprano sax lead and vocal scat, inspired while living in Hawaii in 1999. Light upbeat & elegant with a modern sense of being in a particular place. Ripples of inspiration enjoying Pacific Ocean views. Seaside inn, romance, elegance, happiness joy friendship. Snappy & flirtatious. Instrumental, Jazz, Soul Jazz
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
This is a cool, mildly quick paced instrumental with soprano sax lead and other brass accomp. There are different parts of this song that can be used for many different formats. Take a listen.......... Instrumental, Jazz, Soul Jazz
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