Frequency: Ryan Muncy
Event Info: constellation-chicago.com
One of the primo side-effects of new music is the popularization of instruments left behind in the traditional canon. Ryan Muncy has built a substantial career around bolstering the saxophone repertoire, and in September he unleashes the solo fuego with his debut album, Hot. Featuring brand new cuts by compositional heavyweights Chaya Czernowin and Marcos Balter, the saxophonist's record is rounded out with thermogenic tracks by Franco Donatoni, Georges Aperghis, Anthony Cheung and Aaron Cassidy, with collaborators Ensemble Dal Niente, Calire Chase (flute), Nadia Sirota (viola) and Ben Melsky (harp).