Colin Stetson @ Glasslands – April 3, 2012
Photos: Sam Cornwall
You may not know bass saxophone player Colin Stetson by name, but at one time or another you’ve probably heard him on one of your favorite LCD Soundsystem, TV on the Radio, David Byrne or Tom Waits records (the list goes on and on). A touring member of Arcade Fire and Bon Iver, Stetson has also been performing solo since 2008, playing a very unique form of free jazz. I caught him open for Godspeed You! Black Emperor last year and found his performance to be oddly hypnotizing and extremely captivating.
Stetson has been touring in support of his record New History Warfare Vol. 2: Judges, which Pitchfork named one of the top albums of 2011. Following an appearance at ATP Minehead last month, his tour brought him to Glasslands on Tuesday for a performance with Arcade Fire’s Sarah Neufeld. Both Neufeld and Stetson will be touring with Gregory Rogove (of Devendra Banhart) and Billy Medeski (of Medeski Martin & Wood) for the “Alone Together” tour, billed as An Evening of Solo Works – featuring the four musicians (in different variants throughout the tour) performing together.
Though I couldn’t make it to the show on Tuesday, our photographer Sam Cornwall was there for us on assignment and you can take a look at his photos, along with the Alone Together tour dates below…
4/07/12 - Littlefield - Brooklyn, NY # !
4/09/12 - Iota - Arlington, VA # !
4/10/12 - Le Poisson Rouge - New York, NY # !
4/11/12 - Armory - Somerville, MA # !
4/13/12 - First Unitarian Church - Philadelphia, PA - Chapel # !
4/28/12 - Dilettante - Los Angeles, CA # *
5/01/12 - Hotel Utah - San Francisco, CA # *
5/03/12 - Mississippi Studios - Portland, OR # *
5/04/12 - Columbia City - Seattle, WA # *
5/05/12 - Western Front - Vancouver, BC # *
5/06/12 - Western Front - Vancouver, BC # *
Sarah Neufeld on all dates
# with Gregory Rogove
! with Billy Martin
* with Colin Stetson