10 Songs, 1 Hour

EDITORS’ NOTES

Saxophonist Jeff Coffin is best known for his long membership in The Flecktones and (more recently) The Dave Matthews Band. But his own projects are often more based on jazz, with top-flight players joining him: this time it's Flecktone drummer Futureman, bassist Felix Pastorius, trumpeter Bill Fanning, and keyboardist Chris Walters, as well as several guests. Mu’tet is shortened from mutation, and the music mutates wildly from the late-‘60s Impulse! Records vibe of “Peace Now” to the New Orleans second line of “Steppin’ Up” to the nasty blues funk of “Scratch That Itch.” It's eclectic and inclusive; there’s a lot happening here.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Saxophonist Jeff Coffin is best known for his long membership in The Flecktones and (more recently) The Dave Matthews Band. But his own projects are often more based on jazz, with top-flight players joining him: this time it's Flecktone drummer Futureman, bassist Felix Pastorius, trumpeter Bill Fanning, and keyboardist Chris Walters, as well as several guests. Mu’tet is shortened from mutation, and the music mutates wildly from the late-‘60s Impulse! Records vibe of “Peace Now” to the New Orleans second line of “Steppin’ Up” to the nasty blues funk of “Scratch That Itch.” It's eclectic and inclusive; there’s a lot happening here.

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About Jeff Coffin & The Mu'tet

Saxophonist/composer Jeff Coffin is perhaps best known for his work with Béla Fleck & the Flecktones, but he has also maintained a thriving solo and collaborative career since 1991, when he left his native Texas for Nashville, Tennessee after graduating college. Coffin has provided support for a wide array of artists, including the Dave Matthews Band, Van Morrison, Branford Marsalis, Medeski, Martin & Wood, and the Mavericks; closer to home, he plays with the Vibration Arts Ensemble and established a local bi-monthly jazz workshop and jam session. He released his solo debut Outside the Lines in 1997, and followed it two years later with Commonality. The 21st century saw Coffin leading his group the Mu'tet on three albums, Go-Round in 2001, Bloom in 2005, and Mutopia in 2008. ~ Heather Phares

  • ORIGIN
    United States
  • GENRE
    Jazz

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