"...Jake Langley of Toronto may be a relative newcomer to Austin, having moved here in 2010, but he’s impressed huge swaths of the local music scene. Jazz heads upstairs at the Continental Club for Church on Monday, Tex-Mex two-steppers at raucous Los Texmaniacs gigs, and even Dupree fan Mike Judge can attest to Langley’s guitar prowess...."
"...Haslanger counts off oldies staple "More Today Than Yesterday," a move typical of the crossover organ trios of the Sixties (Jimmy Smith, Jimmy McGriff, Jack McDuff). Think Ramsey Lewis swinging through Dobie Gray's "The 'In' Crowd." Guitarist Jake Langley comps rhythm, intense decision-making washing across his face..."
"...AC: Speaking of musicians, we did a piece on a local jazz guitarist, Jake Langley, who said you sat in on drums for a session he played [revisit "The Complete Jake Langley" on Earache!, March 28.] I didn’t know you played...."
"...September 10 and 11, 2010: Jack-of-all-trades Austin guitarist Jake Langley took blues piano legend Joseph William Perkins of Belzoni, Miss., into Yellow Dog Studios. Austin had long been home for Perkins, aka Pinetop, best known for a Fifties take on Pinetop Smith's 1928 "Pinetop's Boogie Woogie" for Sun Records..."
"...Haslanger, backed by Jake Langley on guitar, onetime Ray Charles bandleader Dr. James Polk on organ, birthday boy Daniel Durham on double bass, and drummer Scott Laningham, performed a fiery set of standards from the jazz cannon, Herbie Hancock’s “Watermelon Man” and Erroll Garner’s “Misty” being standouts..."
"..."A band I'm in, Dupree, put out an 8-track in addition to a vinyl LP," says local guitarist Jake Langley...."
"...Dupree's Sunday night residency at the Continental Club Gallery spotlights Mike Flanigin on Hammond B-3 organ, Kyle Thompson behind the drum kit, and guitarist Jake Langley. Their greasy, funky grooves recall Big John Patton's Blue Note sides and Jack McDuff on Prestige Records..."
"...With Dr. James Polk on B-3 organ and Jake Langley on guitar, their Monday night residency at the Continental Club Gallery remains a must-see weekly event...."
"...AE: Absolutely. But there’ll be little segments where it’ll be Jake [Langley], the strings, and I..."
"...King, and Bobby Blue Bland. He's produced dozens of bluesmen and women, not only Cotton, but Matt Murphy, Miss Lavelle White, Snooky Pryor, Jimmy Rogers, and – like new Austin guitar-slinger Jake Langley (see "Eruption," March 28) – Pinetop Perkins..."
"...Four separate numbers vying for centerpiece status of Live at the Gallery tell the tale of this masterful capture. Staples of the Church on Monday band's weekly workout, Herbie Hancock's funk standard "Watermelon Man," Horace Silver pledge "A Song for My Father," and Erroll Garner's Clint Eastwood stalker "Misty" all orbit the 10-minute mark on their bandleader's skronk-n-smear, Jake Langley's cascading, hollow-body tones, and Dr..."
"...That same siege saw grinning Austin son Elias Haslanger raise his tenor sax in cuing the better part of his Church on Monday band-cum-service (Monday nights f-r-e-e in the Continental Club gallery): organ grinder Dr. James Polk, next great Austin axeman Jake Langley, drummer Scott Laningham, and bassist Daniel Durham..."
"...Along with a slew of local stalwarts, Gray fashions her own alternatively spunky and after-hours sensibilities to these Lone Star gems. Guitar ace Jake Langley plays the blues, funky on Mac Davis' "In the Ghetto" and low-down for the singer's smoldering take on the Willie Nelson-associated "Always on My Mind." Red Young digs down on Hammond B-3 organ for a soulful jaunt on Roger Miller's "Dang Me," while pianist Kevin Lovejoy gently beautifies Gray's smoky ballad reading of the opener, "Help Me Make It Through the Night."..."
"...Haslanger's mentor and longtime collaborator Dr. James Polk on B-3 organ and former Joey DeFrancesco guitarist Jake Langley cut a formidable, three-pronged attack that eschews any muscle-flexing outside playing deep, earthen, blues-drenched instrumentals..."
"...Wednesday (Ian McShane) in a hidden world where a battle is brewing between Old Gods and New. Cast: Ricky Whittle, Ian McShane, Emily Browning, Pablo Schreiber, Bruce Langley, Yetide Badaki, Jonathan Tucker, Mousa Kraish, Betty Gilpin, Gillian Anderson (World Premiere)..."
"...Hinson and the Gospel of Progress (Storybook) is a forlorn, twang-laden soul crush that vaguely resembles a Lone Star version of Leonard Cohen. Its follow-up will be on Jade Tree. Greg Beets BLUE AEROPLANES11pm, Karma Lounge The Blue Aeroplanes is an artsy rock group from Bristol, England, who has drawn comparisons to the Velvet Underground because of their eclectic style and poetic sensibilities of group leader Gerard Langley..."