September 10, 2012

Marco Benevento: TigerFace

Marco Benevento
Photo: Michael-Weintrob

Marco Benevento continues his quest for new sounds. The NYC jazz piano and organ player is a musical omnivore. Anything goes. His new album TigerFace even has what sounds like a tease of the Dire Straits' Money For Nothing. For lack of a better word Benevento is best described as an experimentalist, while keeping a firm focus on accessibility. Avant-garde yes, pop and rock yes - all within the space of the same track. Up first are two songs featuring vocals by Kalmia Traver (Rubblebucket), throwing in bits of hip-hop and dance. The road movie-like theme Eagle Rock is enhanced by three backing vocalists.

Will this put off his long time fans? Highly unlikely - they've gotten used to expecting the unexpected and they will love the eerie Soma and the old school piano of Do What She Told You. Big city jazz gets an outing during Escape Horse (with Mike Gordon on bass). TigerFace is an album with nine lives and then some. Benevento is a piano piper extraordinaire, a shape shifter with a gift for melody.

Marco Benevento: TigerFace

TigerFace is released thru The Royal Potato Family.

Tracks:
  1. Limbs Of A Pine (feat. Kalmia Traver)
  2. This Is How It Goes (feat. Kalmia Traver)
  3. Fireworks
  4. Going West
  5. Eagle Rock
  6. Soma
  7. Do What She Told You
  8. Escape Horse
  9. Basilicata
  10. This Is How It Goes (instrumental)

Live dates:
  • 09/14 Terrapin Crossroads | San Rafael, CA
  • 09/19 Water Street Music Hall | Rochester, NY ^
  • 09/20 Nietzsche's | Buffalo, NY ^
  • 09/21 Beachland Ballroom | Cleveland, OH
  • 09/22 Martyr's | Chicago, IL ^
  • 09/23 Cafe Paradiso | Fairfield, IA ^
  • 09/24 Vaudeville Mews | Des Moines, IA ^
  • 09/25 Record Bar | Kansas City, MO ^
  • 09/26 Old Rock House | St. Louis, MO ^
  • 09/27 Headliner's Music Hall | Louisville, KY ^
  • 09/28 Woodland's Tavern | Columbus, OH ^
  • 09/29 Rex Theatre | Pittsburgh, PA ^
  • 10/11 TT & The Bears | Boston, MA
  • 10/12 Bowery Ballroom | New York, NY
  • 10/13 The Blockley | Philadelphia, PA
  • 10/14 Bridge Street Live | Collinsville, CT
  • 10/17 The Press Room | Portsmouth, NH
  • 10/18 The Press Room | Portsmouth, NH
  • 10/19 Higher Ground | Burlington, VT #
  • 10/20 The Iron Horse | Northampton, MA #
  • 11/07 The Southern | Charlottesville, VA
  • 11/08 Pisgah Brewery | Black Mountain, NC
  • 11/09 Ciderhouse | Knoxville, TN
  • 11/10 New Earth Music Hall | Athens, GA
  • 11/11 The Pour House Music Hall | Raleigh, NC
  • 11/12 Casbah | Charlotte, NC
  • 11/13 The Soapbox | Wilmington, NC
  • 11/14 Jewish Mother | Virginia Beach, VA
  • 11/15 Capital Ale House | Richmond, VA
  • 11/16 U Street Music Hall | Washington, DC
  • 11/17 8x10 | Baltimore, MD

^ support Mike Dillon Band
# support Superhuman Happiness

» marcobenevento.com

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