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Michael Attias


The product of migrations spanning North Africa, the Middle East, Western Europe and the American Midwest, Michael Attias has been active in New York City as leader, sideman, composer, and improvisor since 1994. Concerts in clubs and festivals throughout the US, Europe, the Middle East and Japan have brought him together with such musicians as Anthony Braxton, Paul Motian, Oliver Lake, Butch Morris and Anthony Coleman. He has released two albums as leader in the last three years, Renku and Credo, for Playscape and Clean Feed respectively. Both were warmly received by critics and featured on several end-of-the-year lists of Top Releases


Un Ruido De Agua

Label: Clean Feed Records
Released: 2024
Track listing: The River; Unfolds; Canción Del Vino; Un Recuerdo Nuevo; Voz; Three Beats; De Cerca; Pliegues; Ripe Plums; Femme-Centaure.


Article: Album Review

Nataniel Edelman Trio: Un Ruido De Agua

Read "Un Ruido De Agua" reviewed by John Sharpe

Born in Buenos Aires in 1991, Argentinean pianist Nataniel Edelman first met bassist Michael Formanek and saxophonist Michaël Attias when studying in New York City. He maintained the ties and the outcome was the three sessions under Edelman's leadership in a Berlin studio in 2022 which resulted in Un Ruido De Agua. It is not the ...


Article: Radio & Podcasts

Alice Coltrane, Kaze, Michael Attias & The Fully Celebrated Orchestra

Read "Alice Coltrane, Kaze, Michael Attias & The Fully Celebrated Orchestra" reviewed by Maurice Hogue

Did you know 2024 has been designated as the Year Of Alice? Impulse Records and the John and Alice Coltrane Home are celebrating Alice this year through special events and new releases. The first album to appear is Alice Coltrane--The Carnegie Hall Concert with all unreleased tracks from a terrific band. This concert in 1971 was ...


Article: Album Review

Simon Nabatov 3 + 2: Verbs

Read "Verbs" reviewed by John Sharpe

What constitutes a composition? German-based Russian-born pianist Simon Nabatov makes a convincing case that a simple verbal instruction can suffice on Verbs. It is not a claim he makes himself, but the six supposed improvisations each mines such a distinctive seam that, although spontaneously conceived without melody or other formal arrangement, the initial proposition proves enough. ...


Nighttime Creatures

Label: Pyroclastic Records
Released: 2023
Track listing: Nighttime Creatures; C.B. the Time Traveler; Cloud House; Astral Light of Alarid; Lady of the Lavender Mist; Land Here; Ringleader; Big Weirdo; Wrong Door for Rocket Fuel; Tristeza; Run.


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Nighttime Creatures

Label: Pyroclastic Records
Released: 2023
Duration: 6:14

Article: Album Review

The Angelica Sanchez Nonet: Nighttime Creatures

Read "Nighttime Creatures" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Pubblicato dalla Pyroclastic Records, Nighttime Creatures è il magistrale debutto del nonet della pianista Angelica Sanchez, organico che riunisce alcuni protagonisti della scene musicali di New York, Los Angeles e San Francisco: i sassofonisti Chris Speed e Michael Attias, il clarinettista Ben Goldberg, il cornettista Kenny Warren, il trombettista Thomas Heberer, il chitarrista Omar Tamez, il ...


Article: Radio & Podcasts

Anna Webber, Steve Lehman, & Silvia Bolognesi

Read "Anna Webber, Steve Lehman, & Silvia Bolognesi" reviewed by Maurice Hogue

Digging into the music on new releases from saxophonists this week from rising-star Anna Webber's new Shimmer Wince, the highly-praised Steve Lehman with the Orchestre National De Jazz from France, Pasquale Calo from Italy and his quartet, and Chicago powerhouse Dave Rempis with Belgian bassist Farida Amadou, plus Italian bassist Silvia Bolognesi on her new world-music ...


Article: Six Picks

October 2023: An Improvised Paradise

Read "October 2023: An Improvised Paradise" reviewed by Pat Youngspiel

The Angelica Sanchez Nonet Nighttime Creatures Pyroclastic Records 2023 One rarely gets to hear the contra-alto clarinet--an instrument mainly developed in the 20th century with a range extending downwards to the lower E-flat (concert G-flat), sometimes even a D or a C. On the introductory title cut of Nighttime Creatures, however, ...


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