r&r diary – Colin Stetson – Keeping his Edge – 7.19.12

Jammer was blown away listening to Colin Stetson on Jian Ghomeshi’s radio show “Q.” Sometimes an artist/musician can can kick down the walls and change your world. Colin Stetson is one of those strange and exotic birds. When you hear him play, you think there must be studio trickery or electronic looping or something else going on, but it’s just one man, his sax, and an array of microphones capturing his performance. He uses the whole instrument, and makes it much more than a saxophone. Not many folks change the way you think about an instrument, or about what makes music, music. But Colin Stetson does. He opens our hearts and heads to what’s sonically/artistically possible. He imagines and creates a unique musical vision, and brings an extraordinary physicality and technique to the task. It’s all very inspiring! – Jammer

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  1. I was lucky enough to see Colin Stetson perform at the Montreal Jazz Fest this year. I’ve never heard the instrument approached the way he plays it and as a saxophone player I’m ceaselessly amazed by him. If you have the chance to see him live it’s a very emotional experience.

    After the show, I had a chance to meet him and may potentially take a lesson from him when he returns to Montreal!

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