I offer sax- & hornarrangements, saxsolos, soprano-, alto-, tenor- and barytone saxophones. Especially tenorsax in Rhythm & Blues, Rock, Pop and Blues. If asked for, I can also include session partners on trumpet, trombone for a complete horns section.
My main instrument is tenor saxophone. With the many years of experience in both studio- and live performance I have the knowledge to both make it sound and feel right.
I have played and/or recorded with following artists: Nisse Hellberg, Peps Persson, Hasse Kvinnaböske Andersson, The Buckaroos, Wreck of Blues, Fjellis, Wilmer X, Playtones, The Refreshments, Finn Zetterholm, Gösta Linderholm, Big Blowin' Band, Torsson, Owe Thörnqvist, Lasse Berghagen, Lill Babs, Little Mike Watson, Diz Watson, Big Jay McNeely, Claes af Geijerstam, Kjell Öhman, Svante Thuresson, Isabella Lundgren, Meta Roos, Kayo, Tommy Nilsson, Nanne Grönwall, Siw Malmqvist, Filip Jers, Johnnie Allan among others...
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Interview with Jan Erlandsson
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I start by listen a lot to the current music genre, in order to find in the right mood. After that I start to sing along to the actual tune to get ideas of riffs or backgrounds. Next step I decide what instrument will be on lead. If I arrange for others I put everything in notes (not necessary if it's only me playing). I often put harmonies in the section , but I can equally keep it simple and unison.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Most of the productions from Dr. John, Delbert McClinton, Willy deVille, Muscle Shoals productions and also old school rock and rhythm & blues like Fats Domino, Wynonie Harris, Neville Brothers, Professor Longhair, NRBQ, Ann Peebles, Bettye LaVette...
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Big ears. This means that I understand the musical challenge in the genre.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Horns in the right style.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Tenorsax Selmer Mk6. Altosax Selmer Mk7, Soprano sax Yanagisawa Elimona. Barytone sax Yamaha.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I write and play arrangements for 2, 3 or 4 horns, often in genres like rhythm & blues, rock and blue but also pop music.