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Marco Benevento: Bio

Marco Benevento's career as a solo artist began almost unintentionally. During down time from touring with The Duo in 2006, his manager suggested he set up a residency at the late great improvisational music venue Tonic in New York City. Those five nights in November featured a long list of Benevento's musical friends such as Mike Gordon (Phish,) Steven Bernstein (Sex Mob), Claude Coleman (Ween) and Mike Dillon of Mike Dillon's Go-Go Jungle, amongst a host of others. At the eleventh hour, Ropeadope decided to document the residency, releasing it as the 3-CD set Live At Tonic. This in turn led Marco to form his own trio for a string of sold out U.S. shows on both coasts. At the time of those performances, drummer Matt Chamberlain suggested they take the band into the studio. It was a spur of the moment decision that would ultimately lead to the recording of Invisible Baby. The sessions were split between Avast! in Seattle, WA with engineer Mell Detmar and Trout Studios in Brooklyn, NY with Bryce Goggin behind the boards. All of the tracking was done to analog tape.

Marco Benevento is in the midst a month long residency at Sullivan Hall in New York City. Every Thursday night in January, he sets up shop with a different set of special guests that includes the likes of Brad Barr, Kaki King, Steven Bernstein, Skerik, John Ellis, Billy Martin, Stanton Moore and Joe Russo among others. The residency will
be capped off by an album release performance on January 31 celebrating the release of Benevento's Invisible Baby, dropping February 12 on HYENA Records. That evening Benevento's band will include Reed Mathis on bass and Andrew Barr on drums, both of whom are featured, along with drummer Matt Chamberlain,
on Invisible Baby.

1 Bus Ride  
2 Record Book  
3 Atari  
4 The Real Morning Party  
5 You Must Be A Lion  
6 If You Keep Asking Me  
7 Ruby  
8 Are You The Favorite Person Of Anybody?  
Marco Benevento - 'Invisible Baby' - Available Now!
Marco Benevento Trio 'Bus Ride' - Live @ the MoBoogie Loft
An interview with Marco Benevento | Weekender Sessions

Marco Benevento is riding a creative surge. Proof in point is the 30-year old keyboardist's debut studio album Invisible Baby, on HYENA Records. The collection proves Benevento a sonic innovator in peak form, defying boundaries and blasting through genres to carve out his own universe. Invisible Baby was recorded in a trio configuration with Benevento joined by bassist Reed Mathis (Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey) and drummers Matt Chamberlain (Tori Amos) and Andrew Barr (The Slip).

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