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Music in Our Dreams

by Dream Shanti

This unique collaborative album featuring Jeff Coffin on saxophone, Subrata Bhattacharya on tabla, and Indrajit Banerjee on sitar also includes special guests Carter Beauford and Stefan Lessard from Dave Matthews Band.
Genre: World: Indian Classical
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Album Notes
Featured in “Ten Albums You Need To Know: July 2019” by Jazziz!

Jeff Coffin is pleased to announce Music In Our Dreams, his latest release with his ensemble Dream Shanti. Dream Shanti is a collaboration between some of the finest musicians to hail from the eastern and western hemispheres. Dream Shanti is due to be released on Ear Up Records on July 22nd, and pre-orders will become available on July 8th.

The innovative compositions on this album flow freely between the Indian classical and jazz traditions in a way that honors the richness of both, and yet seems to create a unique sound of its own. The confluence of these two traditions is expertly delivered by Coffin on saxophone, Subrata Bhattacharya on tabla, Indrajit Banerjee on sitar, fellow Dave Matthews Band band-mates Carter Beauford and Stefan Lessard on drums and bass, Roy “Futureman” Wooten and Jordan Perlson on percussion, Chris Walters on Piano, and Ryoko Suzuki on harmonium. Music In Our Dreams provides listeners with the rare opportunity to hear Coffin, Carter Beauford, and Stefan Lessard in a context very different than Dave Matthews Band, and to hear an ensemble of consummate musicians performing deeply evocative music.

The genesis of this album was a jam session held between Coffin and virtuosic Indian classical musicians Subrata Bhattacharya and Indrajit Banerjee in Coffin’s home studio in Nashville, TN. The musicians each brought in original compositions and taught the pieces to the others by ear. Coffin asked Bela Fleck and the Flecktones percussionist Roy “Futureman” Wooten and New Orleans-born pianist Chris Walters to join the ensemble in recording the final product. “I’ve been making music with both these guys for over 20 years and know they are adaptable and super open to challenging themselves.” Coffin said of Wooten and Walters. Together with Coffin’s Dave Matthews Band co-stars, friend Jordan Perlson on percussion, and Ryoko Suzuki providing harmonium, this album is bursting at the seams with raw, genuine talent.

Mixed by Dave Matthews Band engineer Rob Evans and mastered by Nashville’s Jim DeMain, this recording is a musical wonderland of sonic exploration and groove.

Recorded September, 2016 at ITA Studios, Nashville, TN
Engineered by Jeff Coffin
Carter Beauford recorded by Rob Evans at Haunted Hollow Studio, Charlottesville, VA
Stefan Lessard recorded himself at Starlight City Studios, Laguna Beach, CA
Mixed by Rob Evans at Haunted Hollow Studio, Charlottesville, VA
Mastered by Jim DeMain at Yes Mastering Studios, Nashville, TN


This is one of the most unique projects I have been a part of and I am in awe of these musicians. Connecting all these artists together in this way was an indescribable joy! I am so grateful…
– Jeff

This project is a collage of music that has united the expressions and the amazing harmonic connection of our souls. It was a great experience for me during this whole journey of creating “Dream Shanti”. The journey begins. – Subrata

It was a great joy to work on this recording with these incredible musicians and to experience the colors of sound they get from their respected instruments. There is a depth to this music that has touched my spirit and soul. – Stefan

Wow – Thank you Jeff & Ear Up Records for enabling this project to come together! I’ve never gotten to be on a recording together with my long time friend Carter Beauford and I’m so inspired to be a part of this Dream Shanti project…this is a wonderful mixture of musical influences with old friends and new!
– Futureman

Let the music take over and make the best of your world with an exquisite fusion of melody, culture, and ideas. You will be elevated to a unique experience. All this has a name – Dream Shanti. – Indrajit

Playing on the Dream Shanti project was a fascinating experience – inspiring, freeing, & forward thinking. The spirit and virtuosity of Subrata, Indrajit, & Jeff’s writing & playing created an environment that exposed a different approach in my own playing. A truly unique journey! – Chris

It was a pleasure to be a part of such a beautiful project with such beautiful musicians. It’s sure to be appreciated world round. – Jordan

My heart is filled with heartfelt gratitude to be involved in this unique project with these incredible musicians that I have dreamed of playing with together in this musical setting. Dream Shanti became my favorite music to dance with…and I am sure it will be yours too! – Ryoko



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