Colin Stetson is another name I didn’t know off the NPR’s list of the best albums of the year (so far!). He plays bass saxophone among other instruments, and has played with Arcade Fire and Tom Waits over the years. He sounds interesting at least, and I’ll have to investigate how it lasts over a full album.
Another name on the list is Big K.R.I.T. I’m only really mentioning him as you can get his album for free (here). Not really my world, but might be worth checking out.