“Coffin hits out out of the park in his singular way once again.”
“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 features an All-Star group of musicians:
ROY “FUTUREMAN” WOOTEN: Drums (Bela Fleck & the Flecktones/5x Grammy winner)
FELIX PASTORIUS: Electric Bass (Yellowjackets/Son of bass legend Jaco Pastorius)
BILL FANNING: Trumpet & Space Trumpet (George Garzone/Maria Schneider/George Russell)
CHRIS ‘The Pianimator’ WALTERS: Keys (JD Souther)
The Mu’tet is led by Jeff Coffin, saxophonist from Dave Matthews Band. Also a composer, educator, and 3x Grammy winner, you likely also know Jeff from his 14 years with the genre-defying Bela Fleck & the Flecktones (1997-2010).
Coffin strives to expand himself, his band mates and listeners, with music flavored by his wide musical interests. Drawing from the deep wells of African, New Orleans, Indian, funk, jazz, folk, Gypsy, rock, fusion, Brazilian and other styles of music, Coffin sends shockwaves down people’s spines with his fierce soloing and inspiring, memorable compositions. A passionate and curious musician, Coffin is known to use guitar effects on his sax, which he calls ‘electro-sax’ as well as sometimes playing two, count ‘em…two, saxes at the same time!
“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
“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
“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