Attention Screen: Otto’s Shrunken Head (w/ Dawoud)

Here’s a recording from our 12/2/11 sets at Otto’s Shrunken Head.

Personnel:
Bob Reina: electric piano
Don Fiorino: guitars, electric mandola
Mark Flynn: drums
Chris Jones: double bass
Dawoud (Abdoup Mboup, Jojo Kuo) : dilruba

No pics except this one of Don. Note the contact mic and sitar bridge. Drop in around 44:30.

Attention Screen Online Press Kit

ATTENTION SCREEN
Modern Jazz Integrating World Music and Classical Textures

 

The quartet Attention Screen integrates jazz, world music, and classical vocabularies into flowing musical explorations.

Their music is composed spontaneously, immediately accessible, and backed by four lifetimes of experience in jazz, classical, world music, and sound design. The group has released three CDs on Stereophile Recordings, an audiophile label.

Click on any cover art to purchase.

 

Live At Merkin Hall from 2007, showcases the group’s broad range in front of a sold-out audience at Manhattan’s intimate hall with near-perfect acoustics.

Click here to see it named one of Stereomojo’s Best Jazz albums of 2007 along with Herbie Hancock and Arturo Sandoval.

Click here to read the review from Downtown Music Gallery.

Click here to read The Making of Live at Merkin Hall written by Wes Philips and John Atkinson and click here for Wes Phillips’ original concert review, Miracle at Merkin.

Click play below for audio:

 MANSOUR’S GIFT
 FRUIT FORWARD
 NELL’S BELLS

Live at Otto’s is a more of a documentary/cinema vérité feel. Its track-list culled from two year’s worth of live recordings (also) by Stereophile editor John Atkinson. Released 2009.

Click here for John Atkinson’s Stereophile article about Live at Otto’s.

Click play below for audio:

 TAGINE BLEND
 ICE CRUSHING AT ALL SPEEDS
 CONSPIRACY OF FRETLESSNESS

Attention Screen Takes Flight At Yamaha from 2011, documents a concert partly commissioned by Yamaha to showcase their innovative AvantGrand piano.

Click here for Jason Victor Serinus’ review and interview.

Click here for John Atkinson’s article Live Recording: Documentary or Artifice.

Click here to watch the LIVE video of “13 Trojans of Vundo” also from ASTFAY.

Click play below for audio:

 SLEEPING METRONOMES LIE
 EAR TOPOLOGY
 THE DEER AND BUFFALO GOD CHURCHES

Although the group is based in New York City, they have performed internationally, and their compositions have received radio airplay from the West Coast of the U.S. to Madrid. Their roster of guest collaborators include: Daniel Carter (horns), Dee Pop (drums), Andy Haas (horns), David Gould (drums), Blaise Siwula (horns), and Mia Theodoratus (harp).

For 2012 and beyond, the group has been adding new instruments (mandolin, glissentar, free bass accordion, and upright bass) to the mix and plan another live recording with a recently refurbished pipe organ. Pre-production has also begun on an upcoming studio project produced by AS bassist Chris Jones and Stereophile editor/AS producer John Atkinson.

Contact:
Bob Reina
917.593.8536

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Attention Screen @ Otto’s 11/5/10

EDIT: This show is canceled! Here’s why. Sorry!

Double (twin) basses with guests John Atkinson and Liam Sillery.

Attention Screen @ YASI



Thanks to all who attended the (almost sold-out) concert at YASI. Read about it at Stereophile’s Stephen Mejias’ blog here and check the Stereophile photo gallery here. The recording is to be released this October at the 2010 Rocky Mountain Audio Fest in Denver. Stay tuned for details about the record release party @ YASI and Stereophile interview.

Attention Screen Reviews and Art History

Other Attention Screen graphic design. Also note Snowflake on one of the flyers. Check the reviews of Live at Merkin Hall (STPH018-2) via Stereomojo’s Best of 2007 and Downtown Music Gallery.

The “design concept” was obvious; 4 players, 4 basic colors. Soundbite explanation: Saul Bass/Blue Note redo with geometric cut-up Zen-chancery.

Attention Screen Concert and Recording

Some readers know about the free-jazz/world-noise group Attention Screen I’ve been with since 2006. The group has recorded 3 discs so far–one independent (La Tessitura HOJO 110) and two for Stereophile Records (Live at Merkin Hall STPH018-2 and Live at Otto’s Shrunken Head STPH020-2). This will be our 3rd Stereophile release (and maybe our last compact disc as we may just go digital and vinyl only).

This concert is a joint venture between Yamaha and Stereophile to promote their new AvantGrand N3 electric/digital/sampled piano. Read all about the piano and the event here and here.

For people who do not know about the history of this group, please check Wes Phillips’ review of the Merkin Hall concert here, an extensive article about the production of LAMH here, and the PR re: the release of Live at Otto’s Shrunken Head here.

I invite everyone to attend this rare opp to see AS in a recital hall setting which will be both intimate/elegant and rowdy/loud. AS is 100% spontaneous composition. I have heard us compared to: AMM, Can, King Crimson, Weather Report, and Keith Jarrett/Jack DeJohnette projects. AS has also had Daniel Carter, Andy Haas, Dee Pop, and David Gould as ad hoc members. Their associated acts are everyone from Sun Ra to Thurston Moore to John Zorn to Elliot Carter to Bush Tetras.

Note: I also create all AS graphics. Check back for a post re: AS art history and other ephemera. See you all at this once-in-a-lifetime concert. Ticketholders will also get a discount on the recording they witnessed when it is released Fall 2010. Thanks so much everyone!

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