Colin Stet­son

Work­mans Club, Dublin, 8pm, ¤18, the­work­man­

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What Colin Stet­son (above) does to a sax­o­phone is not nat­u­ral, and may well be il­le­gal in some states. The Michi­gan- born, Mon­treal-based multi- reed player has an­swered the call from Ar­cade Fire, Bon Iver, Tom Waits and The Chem­i­cal Broth­ers to name but a few, travers­ing a mu­si­cal land­scape that en­com­passes ev­ery­thing from free jazz to dark metal with a vis­cer­al­ity and sheer com­mit­ment to sound that would fell a lesser man. But it’s as a solo per­former that Stet­son re­ally breaks away from the pack. In fact, it’s hard to be­lieve that all that sound is com­ing from just one guy with a sax­o­phone. Mes­meric, hyp­notic, and deep as an ocean.

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