"(For the Moment) catches Elias’ fiery quartet on a memorable night at the Elephant Room...
The quartet packs a potent one-two punch with Haslanger’s agile sax lines and the remarkable
Fredrick Sander’s flowing pianistics complementing each other wonderfully. This fine slice of
Austin jazz is a snapshot of how they sounded for the moment."
-– Jay Trachtenberg, Austin Chronicle
"With the tender sensitivity of jazz legends such as Ben Webster, Elias Haslanger weaves
a delicate web on ‘Stella by Starlight’, ‘For Heaven’s Sake’ and ‘But Not for Me’. On the other
hand, he is equally exciting on ‘Passion Dance’, ‘Mile’s Mode’, ‘Cherokee’ and his own ‘For the
Moment’. All in all, For the Moment should appeal to Contemporary and Mainstream fans."
-– Richard Bourcier, The Jazz Fan Attic
"For the Moment improves upon Haslanger’s Standards debut disc, as impressive an initial
offering as any in recent memory... The music’s familiarity makes the players’ innovations
considerably more conspicuous. Haslanger zeros in on the core of each melody with his strong
and fluid soloing, and his working band anticipates his actions with practiced ease."
-– Michael Point, Austin American-Statesman
"Haslanger displays an impressive, mature command of improvisation... displaying his rare
abilities to cluster and regroup pieces of the melody, to surprise listeners with lyrical bursts,
vibratos and to swirl his way up the scale from gravelly bottom notes to a delicate high-end
sound, almost like a clarinet’s, from his tenor."
-– Bill Levine, Houston Press