plus Jones For Revival
Friday, Sep 21, 2012 9:00 PM EDT
(8:00 PM Doors)
Beachland Ballroom, Cleveland, OH
For more than a decade pianist/sound-sculptor/songwriter Marco Benevento has been amassing an extensive resume of composition and collaboration. His studio albums have connected the dots between Explosions In The Sky and Tortoise on one side, Brian Eno and Brad Mehldau on the other, while in the live setting his performances reverberate with pulsating dance rock energy. The 35-year old artist takes a next step with his latest, TigerFace, released September 11. TigerFace features Benevento’s regular touring partners drummer Matt Chamberlain (Bill Frisell, Pearl Jam) and bassist Reed Mathis (Tea Leaf Green). Plus drummers John McEntire (Tortoise, The Sea & The Cake) and Andrew Barr (The Barr Brothers), bassist Dave Dreiwitz (Ween), and Mike Gordon (Phish), violinist Ali Helnwein (Traction Avenue Chamber Orchestra) and saxophonist Stuart Bogie (Antibalas, Superhuman Happiness). But for the first time, Benevento presents vocals on his recordings, inviting Kalmia Traver (Rubblebucket) to sing on a pair of tunes. As anybody who's seen Benevento perform live can attest, the pianist is a satellite to the muse with eyes closed, smile wide across his face and fingers free-flowing across the keys. This tour puts him at the top of his game. Opening is regional rising stars Jones for Revival.