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Charley Langer

ABOUT CHARLEY LANGER
Since the release in 2010 of his acclaimed debut album, Never the Same, Charley Langer has kept busy, gigging on the Northern California winery circuit with guitarist Kurt Shiflet and performing in the award-winning tribute band, Steelin’ Dan. Never the Same earned the multi-talented saxophonist a sizeable fan base. Its title track received significant airplay on smooth jazz radio and the Weather Channel.

Langer is blazing into 2017 with an exuberantly infectious, playfully grooving new full-length album, Happy Hour. While he refers to the eclectic Never the Same as “an art project with some very hot players,” he has upped his game with radio-ready, urban jazz magic, courtesy of fresh collaboration with guitarist and producer Nils—one of smooth jazz’s top artists and producers.

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“Bold, eclectic, and featuring some killer ensemble playing, there was certainly a lot to admire on Charley Langer’s debut album Never the Same—but it’s even more exhilarating to hear him apply his wildly passionate alto and deep well of musical emotions to the more focused, perfectly in the contemporary urban jazz pocket follow-up Happy Hour. . . . an instantly infectious set full of exuberance, hope, optimism, and even a bit of sensual romance. . . . by far, the best indie contemporary jazz set of 2017!” —Jonathan Widran, music journalist

“Charley Langer wears melodies like second skins

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Discography

Happy Hour

Happy Hour

Udoi Records
2017

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Never The Same

Never The Same

Self Produced
2009

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