Jeff Coffin & the Mu'tet
A ‘WHO’S WHO’ OF WORLD CLASS MUSICIANS…
LATEST MU’TET CD: SIDE UP
(2014 / Ear Up Records)
JEFF COFFIN: Saxes, Electro-sax & Flute
ROY “FUTUREMAN” WOOTEN: Drums & Percussion
(Bela Fleck & the Flecktones/5x Grammy winner)
FELIX PASTORIUS: Electric Bass
(Hipster Assassins/Son of bass legend Jaco Pastorius)
BILL ‘The Spaceman’ FANNING: Trumpet & Space Trumpet
CHRIS WALTERS: Piano & Keys
The Mu’tet is led by 3x Grammy winning saxophonist Jeff Coffin 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! been mu’tated…lately?
You can catch the Mu’tet on tour around the Dave Matthews Band tour schedule.
For more information on Jeff Coffin & the Mu’tet, their recordings, concerts, & clinics, please visit www.jeffcoffin.com
REVIEWS FOR JEFF COFFIN & the MU’TET
…”Into The Air” is a transformation of Coffin’s talents into a myriad of performance pieces that run the musical table…Coffin’s lyrical direction will touch your heart and set your hair on fire.
…both timeless and fresh…they are simply smoking.
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.
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.
…the two-disc set features terrific compositions and fearless improvising.
…wonderful…Truly, there is not another band quite like Jeff Coffin & the Mu’tet.
Brilliant transient transcendence. Yes it’s good. It’s very good…wicked nasty. I couldn’t sleep. I had several epiphanies.
**** (four stars)
…some of the best fusion heard in many a year.