Jeff Coffin & Tatsuya Nakatani
JEFF COFFIN is a globally recognized saxophonist, composer, educator, and is a member of the legendary and iconic American rock group, Dave Matthews Band. You may also know him from his 14 years, and 3 Grammy Awards, with the genre-defying Bela Fleck & the Flecktones. Jeff fronts his own groups, the Mu’tet, and the Viridian Trio, when not touring with DMB and has released 13+ solo recordings.
Coffin is known for his passionate and fiery soloing, his melodically driven compositions, his deep involvement with music education, and his continued dedication to the improvisational musical art form some call Jazz. He is one of the top, in demand, saxophonists in the world as well as a first call studio musician in Nashville, Tennessee, where he has lived since 1991. Jeff is also a Yamaha & D’Addario Performing Artist and Clinician, teaches at the prestigious Vanderbilt University, authored The Saxophone Book, co-authored The Articulate Jazz Musician, and runs his own record label, Ear Up Records. For more, please visit www.jeffcoffin.com
TATSUYA NAKATANI is a creative artist & percussionist originally from Osaka, Japan and has released over sixty recordings in North America and Europe. Residing in the USA since 1994, Tatsuya has performed countless solo percussion concerts and has collaborated with hundreds of artists in international music festivals, university concert halls, art museums, and galleries. His latest project is the Nakatani Gong Orchestra, which builds community ensembles performing on multiple bowed gongs under his direction – as recently presented at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.
Nakatani’s constant touring fosters the raw and fresh quality in his music, which can only survive through an open willingness to share energy, culture, music and self on a global human scale. His master classes and workshops at schools and universities, emphasize his unique musical approach and philosophy in creating visceral, non-linear music.
He has created his own instrumentation, effectively inventing many instruments and extended techniques. He utilizes drums, gongs, cymbals, singing bowls, metal objects, bells, and various sticks and bows to create an intense, intuitively primitive, expressive music of unusually strong spirit that defies category or genre. His music is based in experimental improvised music, jazz, free jazz, rock, and noise, yet it retains the sense of space and beauty found in traditional Japanese folk music.
For more, please visit www.tatsuyanakatani.com
*We have made a decision to not put this music on iTunes, Google, or Amazon at this time for the simple reason that they will not allow us to charge more than $3 for the entire recording due to the amount of tracks on the recording. We feel we should be allowed to set a more reasonable price for our art. Thank you for understanding…