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."
Orchestral piece with several moods and emotions. String ensemble and piano with drammatic build with drum set and electric bass and back again. Tempo change from 3/4 to 4/4 to 3/4. Instrumental, Dramatic, Pending
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
This track incorporates oboe, bassoon & English horn in a fun style with a semi-funk groove made for a cool little dance. Kind of a trance like feel but with lots of movement. Instrumental, Comedy, Comedy Orchestral
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)
A nice little piece using only bass clarinet and pizzicato violas to give this instrumental a skip or hop-along feeling. Bunnies in springtime, hopping along a path or little kids at play. Innocent mischievous simple funny, brings a sunny smile. Cartoon comedy recess, playful quirky laughable. Instrumental, Childrens, Childrens Instrumentals
Upbeat feel with percussion and wind ensem giving the impression of a race through the Sahara. Feel the heat and speed of the race trying to reach that oasis filled with cold beer and palm trees. Yeah baby Yeah, Instrumental, Middle East, Morocco
A dark brooding and menacing orchestral suspense segment for tv/film. Timpanis and Orchestra Ensemble with flute and Timpanis at end. Powerful intense foreboding, lurking, hiding, plotting. Home invasion, bank heist, prison breakout, jail bait teasing, haunting, taunting. Scary terror, frightening, Instrumental, Dangerous, Dark Music
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
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
Chic playful like a magical snake charmer. Cool beats, a bit of playful percussion. Passionate Mideast adventure. Edgy dramatic elegant & mysterious. TV Film Documentary Travel, romantic Bollywood scenes, adventurous mysterious & melodic. Mischievous cinematic playful fun sophisticated. High fashion, Instrumental, Indian, Indian Dramatic
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