Saxophonist Colin Stetson steps into the spotlight

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Multi-instrumentalist Colin Stetson is one of busiest and most sought-after musicians today: He's toured as a member of Bon Iver and Arcade Fire and collaborated with dozens of artists including Tom Waits, LCD Soundsystem, Godspeed You! Black Emperor and David Byrne. But now he's starting to grow in reputation and to tour more as a solo artist — which presents its own set of challenges, especially given his complex compositions, and his physically demanding instrument of choice, the 5-foot-tall bass saxophone.

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