Thursday, 8 January 2015

Colin Stetson

If you think the music of saxophonist and multireedist Colin Stetson is a challenging listen, try watching him make it. Based in Canada, Stetson has played with Arcade Fire, Tom Waits, Bon Iver and Anthony Braxton among a host of others, but when he plays solo it's just him, all him. Listen to the extraordinary 'The Stars in His Head', try to work out what on Earth is going on, then watch a live performance of 'Judges' to find out.


Old Pa's Corner said...

Happy New Year to you TS let it be a good 'un.
An aquired taste I would say but after watching the live video, well it is nothing short of spellbinding and amazing at the same time. I have never seen anything quite like that before.

george said...

I was only given 1 minute 15 seconds before the "what the hell is that? Turn it down I want to watch TV". I'm afraid I complied and have listened to no more since.

The Swede said...

The intensity is astonishing. How he keeps it up for a whole gig I've no idea. I get exhausted just watching.

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