[AT-luhs MAH-yor] 

Progressive Jazz meets world music

“The tune [Ya Ali] draws on multiple music traditions, using tools found in Pakistani ghazal, Colombian, Afro- Cuban and progressive jazz. It also follows their first collaborative single, “Nazuk,” a new take on a song by Ustad Pervez Mehdi, Ali Pervez Mehdi’s father.” ” - Matt Micucci

JAZZIZ Magazine

“"You've never heard anything like this before"” ” - Michael Toland - review of Riptide

The Austin Chronicle

“combines the fire and excitement of eastern musical culture with probing, Coltrane-like solos from Joshua Thomson on sax.”” - John Adcock - review of Riptide

The Jazz Journal

Atlas Maior perform "Cumbia Raposa" from the album RIPTIDE for Electric Lady Bird's Summer Series (Austin, TX)

Mundo Tropidelico performance by Atlas Maior at Hotel Vegas

“Nazuk” is a composition that takes its lyrics from the 19th-century Punjabi Sufi poet Khawaja Farid of the Indian subcontinent. Farid, a prolific scholar and writer within multiple languages, belonged to the Chishti-Nizami Sufi order. The creation of “Nazuk” is informed by Ali Pervez Mehdi’s father, famous ghazal singer Ustad Pervez Mehdi, and the classical Sufi music and poetry form known as Kafi. “Nazuk” is sung in the language of Saraiki.

Atlas Maior and Ali Pervez Mehdi  created 2 singles as a result of their collaboration- Nazuk and  Ya Ali , along with releases Ya Ali - Felix 3AM Remix, & Jah Ali - Doctor Phono Remix.

An interview for KLRU, an Austin PBS affiliate.  Decibel's Joe Rocha spent some time with the group:  "Atlas Maior's music will make you feel like you're in a far out place, their sound mixes jazz, Latin, Mediterranean and Middle Eastern music. The Austin grown group is also one of the city's lasting bands, having celebrated their 8th "Atlas Maior Day" on March 27."

Calendar / Live Shows

Previous events

Rabat, Morocco - Atlas Maior Morocco 2024 Tour

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Atlas Maior Morocco Tour 2024

17 April - Casablanca, MAR 18 April - Fes, MAR 20 April - Oujda, MAR 22 April - Tangier, MAR 23 April - Rabat, MAR 24 April - Marrakech, MAR at The Source 26 April - Essaouira, MAR at Dar Souiri 27 April - Essaouira, MAR - Jam Session 10 May - Barcelona, ES at BlackLab 15 May - Madrid, ES at Café Central 16 May - Madrid, ES at Café Central

For All Booking & Press Inquires Please Contact - Craig S. Hyman At Numinous Music @ craigshyman@gmail.com

Artwork by @fumanstudios

Atlas Maior Morocco Tour 2024

17 April - Casablanca, MAR 18 April - Fes, MAR 20 April - Oujda, MAR 22 April - Tangier, MAR 23 April - Rabat, MAR 24 April - Marrakech, MAR at The Source 26 April - Essaouira, MAR at Dar Souiri 27 April - Essaouira, MAR - Jam Session 10 May - Barcelona, ES at BlackLab 15 May - Madrid, ES at Café Central 16 May - Madrid, ES at Café Central

For All Booking & Press Inquires Please Contact - Craig S. Hyman At NuminousMusic @ craigshyman@gmail.com

Artwork by @fumanstudios

Atlas Maior Morocco Tour 2024

17 April - Casablanca, MAR 18 April - Fes, MAR 20 April - Oujda, MAR 22 April - Tangier, MAR 23 April - Rabat, MAR 24 April - Marrakech, MAR at The Source 26 April - Essaouira, MAR at Dar Souiri 27 April - Essaouira, MAR - Jam Session 10 May - Barcelona, ES at BlackLab 15 May - Madrid, ES at Café Central 16 May - Madrid, ES at Café Central

For All Booking & Press Inquires Please Contact - Craig S. Hyman At NuminousMusic @ craigshyman@gmail.com

Artwork by @fumanstudios