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Jeff Coffin Mu’tet: Go-Round

A lot of personality flows out of Jeff Coffin’s horn. The gregarious reedman will play an impish phrase here, a rhythmically driving line there, but with near-constant verve and confidence. The former student of Joe Lovano and sometimes Bela Fleck sideman chose Nashville, Tenn., as his base of operations, which definitely reflects his inclination to do his own thing. On Go-Round, Coffin runs his group, the Mu’tet through a varied set of creative Coffin-penned originals, including uptempo postbop, touches of swing, Middle Eastern accents and the use, however superficially, of a bass harmonica player.

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