JEFF COFFIN & the MU’TET
A ‘WHO’S WHO’ OF WORLD CLASS MUSICIANS…
JEFF COFFIN: Saxes, Electro-sax & Flute
ROY “FUTUREMAN” WOOTEN: Drums & Percussion
(Bela Fleck & the Flecktones/5x Grammy winner)
FELIX PASTORIUS: Electric Bass
(Yellowjackets/Son of bass legend Jaco Pastorius)
BILL ‘The Spaceman’ FANNING: Trumpet & Space Trumpet
CHRIS WALTERS: Piano & Keys
LATEST MU’TET CD: SIDE UP (2014 / Ear Up Records)
GUESTS ON SIDE UP: Zakir Hussain – tabla • Herlin Riley – tambourine • Radha Botofasina – harp • Ryoko Suzuki – harmonium • James DaSilva – guitar • R. Scott Bryan – congas • Pat Bergeson – harmonica • Rod McGaha – tpt • Mike Haynes – tpt • Roy Agee – trombone Barry Green – trombone • Denis Solee – tenor sax • Evan Cobb – tenor sax (November 4, 2014 - Ear Up Records)
“These players are peaking around corners and lifting up rocks to see what they find, and they’re stretching out wide to push boundaries…twisting the mind like a metaphysical puzzle.” - www.hittinthenote.com
“Jaws drop, eyes pop open and crowds roar…Coffin has solidified himself as respected songwriter, eclectic musician and contemporary pioneer of the saxophone.” - Glide Magazine
The Mu’tet is led by Jeff Coffin, saxophonist from Dave Matthews Band. Also a composer, educator, author, and 3x Grammy winner, you likely know Jeff from his 14 year tenure with the genre-defying Bela Fleck & the Flecktones (1997-2010).
The group’s name stems from the word ‘mutation’, clearly reflecting Coffin’s philosophy that music must continue to change and mutate in order to grow.
The band strives to expand themselves, as well as their fans, with music influenced by the deep, earthy wells of funk, jazz, African, New Orleans, Indian, folk, electronic, Gypsy, rock, Brazilian and other musical cultures around the world.
Jeff Coffin & the Mu’tet are unlike any band you have heard before!
“Any band that jams like this has earned an exclamation point in the title of its live album…equal parts Galactic and Dirty Dozen Brass Band…(Coffin) enters like a spinning top, corkscrewing his phrases into a tightly wound circle that turns into a cyclone.” - Jazz Times
“Brilliant transient transcendence. Yes it’s good. It’s very good…wicked nasty. I couldn’t sleep. I had several epiphanies.” - Fredricksburg Patch
“…some of the best fusion heard in many a year.” - www.jazzreview.com
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