Michael Attias Spun Tree

Musician
(Updated on 02/13/2014)

The product of migrations spanning North Africa, the Middle East, Western Europe and the American Midwest, saxophonist Michaël Attias settled in New York City in 1994, where he currently enjoys a teeming and multilayered activity as bandleader, sideman, composer, and improviser. Exposing himself to a wide range of situations and collaborations, he has created a supple, passionate and uncompromising language in which to render the richness of his imagination and commitments. Since 2005, he has released five albums as a leader, including Credo, Renku, Renku in Coimbra, Twines of Colesion, and, in 2012, Spun Tree. 

Attias has played in groups led by such luminaries as Anthony Braxton, Paul Motian, Oliver Lake, and Anthony Coleman; performed in New York City at the Village Vanguard, the Stone, and countless other venues; appeared at international festivals such as the North Sea, Europa Jazz, and the Istanbul Jazz Festival. As a sideman, he has recorded with some of today´s most compelling and original musicians: Paul Motian, Masabumi Kikuchi, Tony Malaby, Ralph Alessi, Marty Ehrlich, John Hébert, Nasheet Waits, Sean Conly, Ken Filiano, Kris Davis, Taylor Ho Bynum, and many others. His current projects as a leader include his long-standing trio Renku, with John Hébert and Satoshi Takeishi; Twines of Colesion, with Hébert, Takeishi, Tony Malaby, Russ Lossing; and Spun Tree, with Ralph Alessi, Matt Mitchell, Sean Conly, Tom Rainey.