Saxophonist Colin Stetson worked his chops as an instrumentalist playing with a virtual who’s-who list of bands and artists from the early-to-mid aughts. Most prolifically, Stetson worked his wide range of reed-instrument talents as part of the brass ensemble on all three of the Arcade Fire’s studio albums. In 2008 Stetson released his first solo effort, New History Warfare, Vol. 1, followed three years later by New History Warfare, Vol. 2: Judges, consisting entirely of live takes of songs joined by artists like Laurie Anderson and My Brightest Diamond’s Shara Worden. Processed through whatever dark devices Stetson uses, the songs on Judges take the saxophone to a realm both inconceivable and beautiful.