photo by Chelsea Ross Photography

photo by Chelsea Ross Photography


Ryan Muncy is the saxophonist of the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) and has premiered over 125 new works for the instrument. His first album, HOT, was released by New Focus Recordings in October 2013.


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"

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