Jeff Coffin with Caleb Chapman’s Crescent Super Band – Inside of the Outside (2015)

Artist : Jeff Coffin with Caleb Chapman's Crescent Super Band

“When I listen to this band I hear a lot of things: powerful musicianship with fresh energy, technical expertise, soulful delivery, artistic depth, and confidence. I could go on and on. If I didn’t know it, I would never have guessed this was a high school band. It’s just unbelievable. The future of music is in good hands.”
– Dave Matthews / Dave Matthews Band

“The Crescent Super Band is absolutely amazing!”
– Steve Smith / Legendary drummer of Journey

ALL PROCEEDS FROM THE SALE OF THIS RECORDING GO TO THE ESCUELA NACIONAL DE MUSICA (NATIONAL SCHOOL OF MUSIC) IN HAVANA, CUBA TO BENEFIT YOUNG CUBAN MUSIC STUDENTS.


ABOUT: JEFF COFFIN – WITH CALEB CHAPMAN’S CRESCENT SUPER BAND

Caleb Chapman and Jeff Coffin have know each other since the late 1990’s and have intersected each other’s lives through performances, master classes, festivals, conferences, birthdays and recordings on many occasions over the years. Their friendship is deep and there is a tremendous amount of mutual respect and support between the two. In March of 2015, they went to Havana, Cuba with Caleb Chapman’s Crescent Super Band.

THE TRIP: Jeff’s trip to Cuba came about when he heard from Caleb that the Crescent Super Band had been invited to play in Havana in March, 2015. Half joking, Coffin immediately invited himself to go along. Caleb said “yes!” – Two festival performances by the band with SIX standing ovations, walking around Havana and seeing the sights, navigating the sea wall and taking lots of photos were just the beginnings of this incredible trip…

THE RECORDING: Two of the nine songs on this project (Move Your Rug & The Inside of the Outside) were recorded in Havana, Cuba at the prestigious Abdala Studios in March of 2015. The rest of the recording was done in America Fork, UT in June 2015, where the CSB and Caleb Chapman call home. All the songs are Coffin’s originals and have been arranged by various arrangers. The recorded Pro Tools multi-tracks were brought back from Cuba on Jeff’s iPod because no one had thought to bring a hard drive for the files! “Our experience in Cuba was incredible and we loved every minute of it. The two female recording engineers at Abdala Studios were top notch and we could all tell the place had a great vibe to it!”

THE NATIONAL SCHOOL of MUSIC: Toward the end of their week in Havana, Jeff joined the CSB for a cultural exchange with the Escuela Nacional de Musica (National School of Music) in Havana – which turned out to be a profound highlight of the entire trip. The Cuban students were the same age group as the Utah students so there was an instant connection. 0446_cuba

The school was bare bones in terms of equipment and supplies but the Cuban students were playing and performing at the highest levels. Confident, speaking in broken English announcing their tunes as well as their musical backgrounds and every piece they played was memorized! When the Crescent Super Band started to play, the students interacted and jammed together and communicated as best they could through the universal language of music…and a little broken Spanish and broken English as well. Students from the music school crammed around the windows and stairwells from the outside to get a glimpse and earful of what was happening inside. The students, teachers and chaperones alike were moved, some to tears, witnessing what occurred in those music rooms. It was a joy-filled afternoon. A decision was made even before leaving Cuba that ALL the proceeds from the sale of this recording project would go back to the Escuela Nacional de Musica to help these astonishing young students!!

SUPPORT: Through crowd sourcing (Kickstarter) over $25,000 was raised to pay for this recording, guest artists, engineering, mixing, mastering, photos, package design, manufacturing CD’s and vinyl, etc…

“We could not have done this alone and we are grateful to everyone involved in this project. It’s a labor of love but it’s all for these students and for music education.” – JC & Caleb Chapman


THE PLAYERS

JEFF COFFIN – Alto/Tenor/Baritone Sax, Flute

CALEB CHAPMAN’S CRESCENT SUPER BAND

Saxes – Amaya Bickmore, Josh Zabriskie, Bryson Vanderwel, Spencer Walgren, Carter Madsen

Trumpets – Harrison Oyler, Daniel Gummow, Luca Rodoni, Tyler Webb, Alex Kariuki

Trombones – Mick Simkins, Joseph Laudie (except tracks 3 & 8), Parker Zollinger (tracks 3 & 8), Almendra Vasquez (except tracks 1 & 2), Yoandry Argudin Sandoval (tracks 1 & 2) / Bass trombone – Peyton Wong

Rhythm Section – Guitar/Hunter Bergman, Piano/Max Holm (except tracks 1 & 2), Clint Sudweeks (tracks 1 & 2) , Basses/Peter Hanaman, Drums & Percussion/Colby Greenwood, Caden Nichols, Auxiliary/Nathan Adair (tambourine track 9)

Special appearance by Sam Cardon on Hammond organ (track 9)


guestsSPECIAL GUESTS:
Randy Brecker – trumpet
Rashawn Ross – trumpet
Branford Marsalis – tenor saxophone
Roy ‘ Futureman’ Wooten – percussion
Victor Wooten – electric bass
Trombone Shorty – trombone
Robertico Garcia – trumpet
Pedrito Martinez – congas/bata drum0213_cuba CROP 1
Dayron Rodriguez – bongos
Juan ‘El Peje’ Carlos Rojas – congas

 

 


TRACK LISTING…

01) INTRO…MOVE YOUR RUG
(comp. JC / arr. Ryan Middagh) Juan ‘El Peje’ Carlos Rojas / congas, Dayron Rodriguez / bongos, Robertico Garcia / trumpet, JC / alto sax

02) THE INSIDE OF THE OUTSIDE
(comp. JC / arr. Chris McDonald) JC / tenor sax, Robertico Garcia / trumpet, Roy ‘Futureman’ Wooten / percussion

03) THE MAD HATTER RIDES AGAIN
(comp. JC / arr. David Deacon-Joyner) JC / alto sax, Rashawn Ross / trumpet

04) FRUITCAKE
(comp. JC / arr. David Deacon-Joyner) Randy Brecker / trumpet, JC / tenor sax

05) AS LIGHT THROUGH LEAVES
(comp. JC / arr. Bob Washut) Victor Wooten / electric bass, JC / flute

06) 12th AND EDGEHILL
(comp. JC / arr. Ryan Middagh) *Tyler Webb / trumpet, JC / tenor sax, Pedrito Martinez / congas & bata

07) BUBBLE UP
(comp. JC & Alana Rocklin / arr. Tyler Mire) Trombone Shorty / trombone, JC / tenor sax

08) SWEET MAGNOLIAS
(comp. JC / arr. Ryan Middagh) *Max Holm / piano, JC / tenor sax

09) TALL AND LANKY
(comp. JC / arr. Bret Zvacek) *Tyler Webb / trumpet, Branford Marsalis / tenor sax, JC / bari sax

10) CUBAN PERCUSSION OUTRO
(comp. Juan ‘El Peje’ Carlos Rojas & Dayron Rodriguez) Juan ‘El Peje’ Carlos Rojas / congas, Dayron Rodriguez / bongos

* denotes member of the Crescent Super Band


CD NOTES

Produced by Jeff Coffin & Caleb Chapman

Engineered by Blair Leishman at Digital Source Studios, American Fork, UT, June 16-19, 2015

Mixed by Blair Leishman

Mastered by Jim Demain @ Yes Mastering, Nashville, TN

The Inside Of The Outside & Move Your Rug / Recorded @ Abdala Studios, Havana, Cuba

Engineered by Rebeca Alderete & Dayana Garcia / March 4, 2015

Guest Recording Info:
Trombone Shorty recorded at Buckjump Studios / New Orleans, LA / Engineered by Michael Ballard / Trombone Shorty appears courtesy of Blue Note Records

Randy Brecker recorded at HamptonSound Studio / East Hampton, NY / Engineered by Ada Rovatti / Randy Brecker appears courtesy of Piloo Records and is a Yamaha Artist

Victor Wooten recorded at VixMix, Nashville, TN / Engineered by Victor Wooten

Pedrito Martinez recorded at Willy Torres Recording Studios / Engineered by Willy Torres

Branford Marsalis recorded at Sound Pure Studio, Durham, NC / Engineered by Chris Boerner

Rashawn Ross recorded at Cordone Studios, LA, CA / Engineered by Mike Cordone

Futureman recorded at ITA Studio, Nashville, TN / Engineered by Jeff Coffin

All songs written by Jeff Coffin / Otani Music (BMI)

Except Bubble Up – written by Jeff Coffin / Otani Music (BMI) & Alana Rocklin / New Polyphony (ASCAP)

Thanks: Caleb & the Crescent Super Band, Giraldo ‘Piloto’ Barreto, Rene Huemer, Rebeca Alderete & Dayana Garcia, Robert Hakalski, Memo Acevedo, Jim Demain, Arrangers: Bob Washut, Bret Zvacek, Ryan Middagh, Chris McDonald, David Deacon-Joyner & Tyler Mire – you guys are incredible! To the engineers who recorded our guests…thanks!

Special thanks to Ryoko Suzuki, Alison Chapman and the rest of our peeps, Blair Leishman, John Wittman, Jennifer Vierling & Jalissa Gascho and the full Yamaha family, the D’Addario team, Jody Espina & Jody Jazz, DART Music, the Soundhouse family of musicians and parents, the students and teachers at the Escuela Nacional de Musica (National School of Music) in Havana, Cuba, Alex Clayton, Brian Horner, Nate Dickinson, Dave Matthews, DMB & crew.

Jeff, Caleb & the CSB would like to extend a very, very special thanks to our incredible guests: Victor Wooten, Randy Brecker, Branford Marsalis, Pedrito Martinez, Rashawn Ross, Trombone Shorty, Roy ‘Futureman’ Wooten, Robertico Garcia, Juan ‘El Peje’ Carlos Rojas & Dayron Rodriguez.

To our amazing Kickstarter supporters and Matt Schramer for helping make this recording a reality – A HUGE THANK YOU & we love you all!

Jeff Coffin plays Yamaha saxophones and D’Addario reeds.


WORDS

“When I listen to this band I hear a lot of things: powerful musicianship with fresh energy, technical expertise, soulful delivery, artistic depth, and confidence. I could go on and on. If I didn’t know it, I would never have guessed this was a high school band. It’s just unbelievable. The future of music is in good hands.”
– Dave Matthews / Dave Matthews Band

“I forgot temporarily it was the Crescent Super Band when I heard it…I thought it was top flight cats from LA or Nashville…Really swingin’!”
– Randy Brecker / Grammy winning trumpeter

“The Crescent Super Band is absolutely amazing!”
– Steve Smith / Legendary drummer of Journey


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JC w/Caleb Chapman’s Crescent Super Band and students and teachers from the Escuela Nacional de Musica.

Everybody Ear Up!

Cuba photos: Rene Huemer

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