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."
Quick and easy pushing against each other. The outcome is fantastic. Soprano sax lead with cool rhythm and flowing chords take you on a sweet journey into the clouds.
Oh yea.... there's a really cool organ solo also. You don't want to miss it. Instrumental, Jazz, Smooth Jazz
Cool track with a focus on intensity. A few airy effects give this track a feel of action or suspense basically as a theme song for a tv show or underscore for a fast-motion scene. Tension, sports chaotic chase, running racing, suspenseful. ESPN footage, arena crowds, espionage, spies on the run. Instrumental, Action, Impending Electro-Orch
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
This is a powerful piece incorporating orchestra and industrial instrumentation for a upbeat and thrilling feel. Great for crime drama theme, video, CSI type segment. White knuckle tension, espionage, James Bond, bad guy music. Chasing running plotting, Oceans 11, heist. Instrumental, Soundalikes, James Bond
This piece is an instrumental that gives an illusion of moving parts working or playing in a factory or office setting. Also may depict people in action in a subway or on a crowded sidewalk. Instrumental, Cartoon, Cartoon Fun Time
This is 2 minutes of intensity incorporating industrial and orchestral elements. A great build up to a climactic finish providing a heart pumping, spell binding trance like piece. Careful... This might make you hurt somebody. Intense building, menacing chase scene, murderer on a rampage, attacking. Instrumental, Action, Intense Electro-Orch
Mischievous music about the playful antics of Penguins. A bit quirky with drammatic overtones. Small orchestra with bass clarinet opening. Perfect kids vidio game, cartoon or childrens comedy. Full symphony orchestra with playful, sneaky clarinet. Funny sweet innocent, for wee detectives or pranks, Instrumental, Childrens, Childrens Instrumentals
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
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
This song is unique in that it has soprano sax solo and cowbell for a noticable beat presence, and utilizing the orchestra. The church bells also add a haunting touch to this piece. Instrumental, Jazz, Smooth Jazz
Think of how good it feels to reach that time of day when you can finally get in your car and pull out of the parking lot. You just want to get away from the job. With flugelhorn and soprano sax solo's and stage band orchestra accomp, you have the perfect days end. Instrumental, Jazz, Soul Jazz
This is a cool jazzy instrumental with guitar, percussion bass and drums. Puts you in the mind of just having a good old time, maybe water-skiing, skate boarding or anything where a group of people are gathered to have fun. Instrumental, Jazz, Smooth Jazz
Just plain cool daddy... While soprano sax is the lead instrument, the piano gives this a really happy feeling. It rocks with a bluesy feel. Club bar lounge, TV or Film retro jazz scene. Romantic playful flirtatious wholesome and great fun. Sweet moving, Muzak, restaurant commercial, romcom theme, Instrumental, Jazz, Smooth Jazz
This instrumental piece is reminiscent of those days of old with soprano sax lead and muted trumpet and brass ensemble to bring it all home. The rythm is striking with a really cool push. Instrumental, Jazz, Smooth 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
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
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
This is the vocal version that I wrote back in 1991 to give to my wife. She was my girl-friend at the time. I've updated the instrumentation and vocal arrangements to reflect a more modern-esque track for the neo-soul genre. It's soulful and sleek with a bit of do-wop and jazz vocalese. Male Vocals, RnB, Neo-Soul
Bluesy with sticks, guitar rythm & organ. Cool black male vocals: "Layin It Down, 'cause it's the Law." Fun playful upbeat & a bit funky, like sinking in the quick southern mud, this song pulls you in and won't let you go. Down home folksy sweet swampy. Louisiana, Cops, Police show, prison blues. Male Vocals, Action, Theme Crime
This little ditty features a bit of banjo and full ensemble and gives a unique playful, fun and kiddy like vibe. Like Sesame Street music or a commercial that shows kids frolicing and just being happy. Small towns, summertime, going fishing, Opie and Aunt Bea. Sweet innocent and wholesome, cartoon, Instrumental, Childrens, Childrens Instrumentals
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
This track was originally written for a particular cleaning ad but did not get picked up, thus the title. I was told that it would be better suited for children. So with that said, the track is written only with an acoustic guitar. Instrumental, Childrens, Childrens World
A cool little piece with piano and muted trumpet, reminiscent of smokey jazz clubs of old. Romance in the air, laidback vibe, as friendly and sweet as it can be. Club or lounge, enjoying life, kicking back with a gal on your arm, riding off in the sunset. Making love, or dreaming that will happen! Instrumental, Jazz, Lounge 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
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