Jeff Coffin and The Mu'tet
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-deying Bela Fleck & the Flecktones (1997-2010).
The Mu’tet takes its name from the word ‘mutation’, clearly reflecting Jeff’s idea that music must continue to change and mutate in order to grow.
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, fund, 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!
The 2013 Mu’tet features an all-star group of musicians:
FELIX PASTORIUS: electric bass (Yellowjackets/Cindy Blackman/son of bass legend Jaco Pastorius)
BILL FANNING: trumpet & space trumpet (George Garzone/Maria Schneider/George Russell)
CHRIS ‘the Pianimator’ WALTERS: keys (JD Souther)
and VERY SPECIAL GUEST:
ROY “FUTUREMAN” WOOTEN: drums (Bela Fleck & the Flecktones/5x Grammy-winner)
“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 tops, 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.” – Fredericksburg Patch
“Some of the best fusion heard in many a year.” – www.jazzreview.com