JEFF COFFIN – SOMETIMES SPRINGTIME
RELEASE DATE: AUGUST 26, 2016
Ear Up Records (EU0410)
Sometimes Springtime is a beautiful, unusual, and occasionally, haunting musical soliloquy
by one of the leading saxophonists in music today.
JEFF COFFIN is an internationally recognized saxophonist, bandleader, composer, educator and author who has been traveling the globe since the late 20th Century. He is a 3x Grammy Award winner from Bela Fleck & the Flecktones, and played with them from 1997-2010. In July 2008, Jeff began touring with Dave Matthews Band, and officially joined the group in 2009 following the tragic passing of founding member LeRoi Moore. When not on the road with Dave Matthews, Coffin fronts his own group, Jeff Coffin & the Mu’tet, teaches at Vanderbilt University, presents clinics around the world, and, in 2015, established the Nashville Jazz Composers Collective in Nashville, TN. In 2011 he started Ear Up Records as a place for emerging as well as established talent.
As a studio musician, Coffin has played on hundreds of recordings and is regarded as one of the top players in his profession. As a heavily in-demand D’addario and Yamaha Clinician, Coffin has presented well over 300 music clinics around the world to students in the US, South Africa, Australia, South America, Europe, Canada and Mexico to rave reviews.
For more, please visit www.jeffcoffin.com
wurlitzer electric piano
CHRIS WALTERS – wurlitzer electric piano (tracks 7 & 9)
FRED BERMAN – drums (track 11)
PEOPLE ARE TALKING:
“What a piece of joy, like a delicious fruit you’ve produced!!! Each song has a poem, a tale to be listened (to) many times. The colors of your winds remind me of Japanese temple sounds at the sakura blooming, Sometimes Springtime is flowering our hearts with this beautiful work. You’ve nailed it!! Thanks Jeff, for these peaceful moments!!”
– Carlos Malta / Brazilian woodwinds master (Hermeto Pasqual, Pife Muderno, Gilberto Gil)
“Checked out your project. Very different indeed! I really enjoyed it. I love the understated and lyrical approach to the tunes, which are all hauntingly beautiful. Bravo for coming up with a uniquely different collection of vignettes for saxophone.”
– Bob Mintzer / Saxophonist (Yellowjackets, Jaco Pastorius, Art Blakey, James Taylor, Queen)
“What a great and simple way to say things through music. I would love to know what prompted you to write this music. It has to be either the most profound thing in the world or rather a way to express yourself in the simplest way. Either way, congratulations!” – Pedrosaxo / Saxophonist (Pedrosaxo)
Alex Mathews • Alex@jeffcoffin.com • 314.488.8326