May 05, 2010

Marco Benevento: Between The Needles & Nightfall

Marco Benevento
photo: Michael Benevento

Marco Benevento is the coolest post jazz keyboard player in New York right now, riding on top of a creative wave that shows no signs of slowing down. Improvisation is his forte, always keeping an eye on the groove. His new album Between The Needles & Nightfall his uses vintage instruments like a 1920's Wurlitzer 61 note upright piano (You Know I'm No Good) and the Optigan which uses samples from a floppy disc (Music Is Still Secret).

Benevento is like a musical lion tamer, keeping all his musical fits and bursts in check, leaving his audience impressed and bit overwhelmed at time. He is well aware of that fact and thrown in breather tracks like Between The Needles with a mellow bass line provided by Reed Mathis that builds and builds into a joined crescendo. With such a colorful palette, Between The Needles & Nightfall is an album that takes some time to fully appreciate its contents - it's demanding and wants the listener's full attention.

Marco Benevento: Between The Needles & Nightfall

Between The Needles & Nightfall is released thru The Royal Potato Family. Release date: May 11.

Tracks:
  1. Greenpoint
  2. Between The Needles & Nightfall
  3. Two Of You
  4. Numbers
  5. It Came From You
  6. Ila Frost
  7. RISD
  8. You Know I'm No Good
  9. Music Is Still Secret
  10. Wolf Trap
  11. Snow Lake

Pre-orders come with a 5-track bonus EP with outtakes and alternate versions:

  1. Two Of You
  2. You Know I'm No Good
  3. It Came From You
  4. Kissing The Lipless
  5. Ila Frost

Live dates:
  • 05/06 The Stone Church, Newmarket, NH
  • 05/07 Main Pub, Manchester, CT
  • 05/08 RISD, Providence, RI
  • 05/09 Nectar's, Burlington, VT
  • 05/12 The Hideaway, Louisville, KY
  • 05/13 Southgate House, Newport, KY
  • 05/14 Martyr's, Chicago, IL
  • 05/15 Wilbert's, Cleveland, OH
  • 05/16 Club Cafe, Pittsburgh, PA
  • 05/19 Nightcat, Easton, MD
  • 05/20 8x10, Baltimore, MD (w/ Xylos)
  • 05/21 North Star, Philadelphia, PA (w/ Xylos)
  • 05/22 Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY (w/ Xylos)
  • 06/16 Sellersville Theater, Sellersville, PA (w/ American Babies)
  • 06/17 River Street Jazz Cafe, Wilkes Barre, PA (w/ Steve Kimock)
  • 06/18 The Bearsville Theater, Woodstock, NY (w/ Charlie Hunter)
  • 06/24 Tractor Tavern, Seattle, WA (w/ Surprise Me Mr. Davis)
  • 06/25 Doug Fir, Portland, OR (w/ Surprise Me Mr. Davis)
  • 06/26 Axe & Fiddle, Cottage Grove, OR (w/ Surprise Me Mr. Davis)
  • 06/27 Winnipeg Jazz Festival, Winnipeg, Canada
  • 06/28 Montreal Jazz Festival, Montreal, Canada (***solo piano)
  • 06/29 Toronto Jazz Festival, Toronto, Canada
  • 07/02 High Sierra Music Festival, Quincy, CA
  • 08/09-10 Fly Me To The Moon, Telluride, CO (***SOLD OUT)
  • 08/12-13 Dazzle, Denver, CO

» marcobenevento.com

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