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In Studio: Colin Stetson

Friday, April 01, 2011

Montreal-based bass saxophonist Colin Stetson has played sideman to Arcade Fire, David Byrne, Tom Waits and many others. Now, he’s stepping out into the spotlight. With just one saxophone, he uses circular breathing technique to create a complex, layered sound that is, well, breathtaking. He joins us in studio to perform from his recent release: New History Warfare Vol. 2: Judges.

Colin Stetson will join LCD Soundsystem on Saturday, April 2nd at Madison Square Garden, and will bring his solo set to Glasslands on April 17th. More information here.

Guests:

Colin Stetson

Comments [12]

do i smell a gender divide here. i so feel for my sistren,as i can only imagine that 15 minute drum solos in the 70's, must have been torture for them. just like "the strokes" were more liked by the ladies, in the smackdown of a couple of days ago.. it's bobby vs. billie,all over again.

Apr. 02 2011 02:47 PM
Jay-brooklyn from brooklyn

i saw him play with Pink Noise at Union Pool...but he was playing the Trumpet!
what an amazing musician

Apr. 01 2011 03:09 PM
ted

wow.... amazing sound assault. i mean that in a good way...

Apr. 01 2011 02:59 PM
MBennett

Quite beautiful: On the alto, in particular, Colin seems to be restating some of the things Roscoe Mitchell taught us about saxophones' potentials.

Apr. 01 2011 02:58 PM

the new history series is a huge departure from your earlier quieter and more mellifluous "slow descent." what turned you in this new direction?

Apr. 01 2011 02:57 PM
Jay-brooklyn from brooklyn

i saw him play with Pink Noise at Union Pool...but he was playing the Trumpet!
what an amazing musician

Apr. 01 2011 02:55 PM
Tim from Brooklyn

Tremendous! Long live Ann Arbor! and SF! and Transmission!

Apr. 01 2011 02:51 PM
Nick from UWs

Wow....fantastic. Easily as innovative with his instrument as Jimi Hendrix was with his. Starts where Roland Kirk left off. Fantastic.

Apr. 01 2011 02:50 PM
Erin from manhattan

awesome

Apr. 01 2011 02:48 PM

Pretty interesting. Sounds like my nightmares!

Apr. 01 2011 02:45 PM
kp

it's making me long for a segment on the banjo....not my cup of tea....

Apr. 01 2011 02:45 PM
Frank Grimaldi from East Village.

Damn - coming through the radio parts of it sound like different string instruments.
Wild.

Apr. 01 2011 02:44 PM

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