The Music Tapes turned the Rock And Roll Hotel in Washington, D.C. into a giant circus for this concert on Jan. 13, 2013. The performance was among Bob Boilen's top five favorite shows so far this year. Bob Boilen hide caption

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Colin Stetson plays the Paramount Theatre on Saturday afternoon.

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All Tomorrow's Parties

Colin Stetson In Concert: ATP Festival 2011

The saxophonist's swarming textures filled the Paramount Theatre for the Portishead-curated bill.

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Colin Stetson takes the bass saxophone to an experimental, atmospheric place on his new album. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Colin Stetson performs at the Parish in Austin, Texas. Katie Hayes Luke for NPR hide caption

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SXSW Music Festival

Colin Stetson, Live In Concert: SXSW 2011

As a solo artist, saxophonist and prolific sideman Colin Stetson creates vivid, enveloping, challenging, seemingly free-form soundscapes.

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