Marco Benevento | sneak preview from the studio | album out next week

Marco Benevento
Marco Benevento

Marco Benevento’s new album, Between The Needles & Nightfall, hits stores next week on Tuesday, May 11, via his label Royal Potato Family/MRI. For a window into the recording process, check out footage from the album sessions at Trout Studios in Brooklyn, capturing the final of three days in the studio, where three additional songs were conceived in the last handful of hours.

Here’s what Marco had to say about the recording of Between The Needles & Nightfall:

“This is a record of tunes that essentially wrote themselves – whether at a soundcheck, or improvised in the studio, or behind the piano in the morning. Many of the most enjoyable listening moments are captured feelings of that immediate time, that nowness. The songs really seemed to write themselves amidst contemplation or frustration or inebriation or whatever that moment was rendering. Reed [Mathis], Andrew [Barr] and I improvised bridges on the spot, made songs from scratch and we pieced together song ideas that we’d messed around with on tour. We did all that in three days with the best real music capturist I know, Bryce Goggin.”

MARCO BENEVENTO Upcoming Tour Dates:
May 5 | The Space | Portland, ME
May 6 | The Stone Church | Newmarket, NH
May 7 | Main Pub | Manchester, CT
May 8 | RISD | Providence, RI
May 9 | Nectar’s | Burlington, VT
May 12 | The Hideaway | Louisville, KY
May 13 | Southgate House | Newport, KY
May 14 | Martyr’s | Chicago, IL
May 15 | Wilbert’s | Cleveland, OH
May 16 | Club Cafe | Pittsburgh, PA
May 19 | Nightcat | Easton, MD
May 20 | 8×10 | Baltimore, MD (w/ Xylos)
May 21 | North Star | Philadelphia, PA (w/ Xylos)
May 22 | Bowery Ballroom | New York, NY (w/ Xylos)
June 16 | Sellersville Theater | Sellersville, PA (w/ American Babies)
June 17 | River Street Jazz Cafe | Wilkes Barre, PA (w/ Steve Kimock)
June 18 | The Bearsville Theater | Woodstock, NY (w/ Charlie Hunter)
June 24 | Tractor Tavern | Seattle, WA (w/ Surprise Me Mr. Davis)
June 25 | Doug Fir | Portland, OR (w/ Surprise Me Mr. Davis)
June 26 | Axe & Fiddle | Cottage Grove, OR (w/ Surprise Me Mr. Davis)
June 27 | Winnipeg Jazz Festival | Winnipeg, Canada
June 28 | Montreal Jazz Festival | Montreal, Canada (***solo piano)
June 29 | Toronto Jazz Festival | Toronto, Canada
July 2 | High Sierra Music Festival | Quincy, CA
August 9 & 10 | Fly Me To The Moon | Telluride, CO (***SOLD OUT)
August 12 & 13 | Dazzle | Denver, CO

*all shows Marco Benevento Trio unless otherwise noted.