". . . principled art unbound . . . This may be the most pliable and self-assured quartet to emerge in recent times. It's certainly one of the most creative. Nerve Dance manages to operate equally well on visceral and cerebral planes. It's a musical livewire that provides joy to the ears and a jolt to the system."
- Dan Bilawsky, AllAboutJazz.com
" These 11 original pieces (nine written by Attias, two by Hébert) exhibit the art of free jazz as a cathartic form of exercise for the human body and spirit. With each of these four men playing at maximum capacity, that will only be compounded when Attias returns to the Cornelia Street Cafe on March 18 in celebration of Nerve Dance’s release. For those who enjoy high-impact jazz performed with peak precision, this is the gig for you.”
- Ron Hart, The Observer
". . . a remarkably tight-knit band . . . cascading, singing figures alive with shifting inflections . . . Every minute is alive . . ."
- Stuart Broomer, The New York City Jazz Record (March 2017)
" On his new album, Nerve Dance, the alto saxophonist and composer Michaël Attias strikes a precarious balance between instinct and intellect. He has just the right partners for such a task... brilliant musicians who know how to complicate any hard-and-fast distinction between “outside” and “in.” The album’s mood and strategy shifts subtly from one piece to the next, as if to keep everyone poised to pounce. "
- Nate Chinen for Take Five on WBGO:
"A magical, emotionally honest and beautiful album from one of the most interesting musicians working today."
-Ollie Brice, LondonJazzNews