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ARTICLE: PROFILES

Micha

Read "Micha" reviewed by Celeste Sunderland

Paris has always been a haven for musicians. In the late 1980s a stream of jazz greats passed through the bar at Alan Silva's music school where saxophonist Michaël Attias manned the tap. “I remember pouring [saxophonist] Frank Wright a beer two weeks before he died, he recalled. “Sunny Murray, Jerome Cooper, Abbey Lincoln rehearsing...I remember ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Micha: Renku

Read "Renku" reviewed by John Kelman

Renku is a form of Japanese linked poetry with brief, imagistic stanzas created by two or more poets who meet to write together. Renku is also the debut album by Michaël Attias--a pan-cultural saxophonist born in Israel to Moroccan parents, raised in Paris and the American Midwest--and the name of his trio with bassist John Hebert ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Micha: Renku

Read "Renku" reviewed by Michael McCaw

After studying with both Lee Konitz and Anthony Braxton, it would be hard not to have developed a singular sound or vision. And with Renku, saxophonist Michaël Attias presents himself as his own man, but with numerous shards of reference points. For his stateside debut under his own name, Attias puts forth Renku--his two year-old house ...