Musical innovator Steve Coleman, born in Chicago on this day in 1956, is one of the few jazz saxophonists with a MacArthur Foundation “genius grant” on their resumé. The MacArthur people describe him as “an alto saxophonist and composer whose technical virtuosity and engagement with musical traditions and styles from around the world are expanding the expressive and formal possibilities of spontaneous composition. Here’s some (hear some) “Confirmation” of his artistry.