Jeff Coffin & The Mu'tet w/E.Normus Trio
Thur., 10/20/11 Jeff Coffin & The Mu'tet w/E.Normus Trio
Doors 8:00 PM/Show Time 9:00 pm
*Hopster VIP (Advance/On-Line Only) ($30) Includes early entry to the event (7:00 pm), a private guided tour and tasting. <Hopster VIP tickets are no longer avail. for this show>
The Mu'tet is led by 3x Grammy winning saxophonist & composer Jeff Coffin. Drawing from African, New Orleans, Indian, funk, jazz, folk, Gypsy, rock, fusion, Brazilian and other styles of music, Coffin sends shock waves down people's spines with his fierce soloing and inspiring compositions. A passionate and curious player, Coffin is known to use guitar effects on his sax as well as sometimes playing two, count 'emtwo, saxes at the same time! On drums is the legendary Jeff Sipe. When Jeff Sipe unleashes his whirlwind of rhythms and grooves they have to be seen and, especially, heard to be believed. Kofi Burbridge is on keyboards and flute bringing his not-so-secret Weapons of Mass deFunkstruction to the Mu'tet. Kofi is one of the most gifted improvisers and composers on the music scenePERIOD! Felix Pastorius, son of bass great Jaco Pastorius, roots the Mu'tet on electric bass. At 6' 6" tall, Felix is a gifted composer and a monster bassist with the chops and sensitivity of someone twice his height. Bill Fanning rounds out the horns on trumpet. A brilliant improviser and musician, Bill is stretching the boundaries of the trumpet by using guitar pedals while still rooting his technique, concept, and sound in the masters. Mike Seal is a "Young Lion" of the guitar world. He sets people back in their seats with his burning lines, stunning ideas and a remarkable tone that defies his 25 years on the planet. Listen up, he's the real deal.
The jazz that the E.Normus Trio plays is heavy with an audible Miles Davis inspiration. This music is the kind that breaks down chords and uses a variety of timings, formulated to leave a listener's brain smarter. Each instrument is played with precision and with an occasional freak-out.
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