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Renku: Live In Greenwich Village

Read "Live In Greenwich Village" reviewed by John Sharpe


Born in Israel, raised in Paris and the American Midwest, saxophonist Michael Attias has lived in NYC since 1994. But in spite of that lengthy sojourn, only relatively recently has Attias come to the fore. He might just have found his ideal vehicle in Renku. That's the name of the co-operative threesome rounded out by in ...

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Renku

Label: Playscape Recordings
Released: 2005
Track listing: Dark Net; The Crunch; Renku; King Fish; Slow Arrows; Lumbago Boogaloo; Hotel New #1; Horse Fly; Loom; Ciao Monkey; Snow; Work.

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Michael Attias: Renku

Read "Renku" reviewed by Celeste Sunderland


Individual strengths can sometimes be overlooked in a musical group. The eternal quest for that momentous sound that occurs when the right guys play the right stuff at the right time can often overshadow the importance of the unique parts within the greater structure. Renku, saxophonist Michael Attias' two-year-old trio with bassist John Hebert and drummer ...

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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 ...

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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 ...


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