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Michaël Attias

Michael Attias

Michaël Attias has been active as a saxophonist/composer in New York City since 1994. He was born in 1968 in Haifa Israel, had a Parisian childhood, Moroccan parents, and a Midwestern adolescence.

Michaël studied music with Lee Konitz, Alan Silva at the IACP in Paris, and Anthony Braxton with whom he performed in a variety of contexts ranging from duet (Maubeuge Festival) to large orchestra. He started playing professionally in the early 90's in Paris where he co-led a pianoless quartet devoted to playing the music of Thelonious Monk and formed a quintet that performed and recorded his own compositions.

Since then, concerts throughout the US, Europe, and the Middle East have brought him together with such musicians as Anthony Braxton, Anthony Coleman, Ray Santos, Butch Morris, Roy Nathanson, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Bob Stewart, James Pugliese, Roswell Rudd, Rajesh Mehta, Herb Robertson, Wilbur Morris, etc. He is currently a member of Neptune 66, the Walter Thompson Orchestra, Kitty BrazeltonŐs Dadadah, Ahmed EI-Motassem's Legal Fiction, and the Ramon Rodriguez Latin Ensemble. He recently performed at the Bell Atlantic Jazz Festival in NYC with his Sextet and recorded his second album as a leader, Credo, soon to be released.

Selected Discography:

Four in One, TM (Adda) 1992
Micha‘l Attias, Philomela's Song (Jazzis) 1993
Peep, Joy of Being (Knitting Factory) 1996
Anthony Coleman, Selfhaters (Tzadik) 1996
Abysmal Richness.. (Tzadik) 1998
David Watson, Skirl (Avant) 1999
Micha‘l Attias, Credo 1999