Dave Matthews Band and Bela Fleck & the Flecktones saxophonist, composer, educator and 3x Grammy-winner's all-star group
~ THE MU’TET IS AN ALL-STAR GROUP OF MUSICIANS ~
ROY “FUTUREMAN” WOOTEN: Drums
(Bela Fleck & the Flecktones/5x Grammy winner)
FELIX PASTORIUS: Electric Bass
(Yellowjackets/Son of bass legend Jaco Pastorius)
BILL FANNING: Trumpet & Space Trumpet
(George Garzone/Maria Schneider/George Russell)
CHRIS ‘The Pianimator’ WALTERS: Keys
Wednesday, May 7 - 8pm
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-defying Bela Fleck & the Flecktones (1997-2010).
The Mu’tet’s recent studio recording, “Into The Air”, reached the top 40 on the JazzWeek Chart and was named #22 on JazzTimes’ Top 50 Albums of 2012. It also debuted at #6 on the iTunes Jazz Charts!
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 Mu’tet features an all-star group of musicians:
FELIX PASTORIUS: electric bass (Yellowjackets/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 top, corkscrewing his phrases into a tightly wound circle that turns into a cyclone." Jazz Times
"Some of the best fusion heard in many a year." http://www.jazzreview.com