photo by Chelsea Ross Photography

photo by Chelsea Ross Photography


The New York Times

"Muncy has built a substantial career around bolstering the saxophone repertoire, and [now] he unleashes the solo fuego with his debut album, Hot ."

Time Out Chicago

"pushed the needle of sonic experimentation into the red and beyond"

The Chicago Tribune


Alex Ross: The Rest Is Noise Blog

"One of this year's most exciting albums"

Time Out New York

"On his dazzling solo debut, Hot, he continues to fight the good fight. [The album] shows off the instrument's malleability and freakish extended range as well as its delicacy and refinement."

The Chicago Reader

"The saxophone was vindicated from its typically-typecast roles"

Q2 Music of WQXR


Chicago-based saxophonist Ryan Muncy is the executive director of Ensemble Dal Niente, a founding member of Anubis Quartet, and has premiered over 100 new works for saxophone. His first album, HOT, was released by New Focus Recordings in October 2013.