There are something like 20 guests on Marco Benevento's latest album, TigerFace
. Among them are members of Phish, Ween, Tortoise and Antibalas. That tells you a little about Benevento, whose colorful, improvisational, piano-based compositions stretch so wide and cover so much sonic ground that the idea of genre seems quaint. Very quietly, whether with the Benevento/Russo Duo or his various solo projects, Benevento has been evolving into one of the most vital figures in jazz or rock or post-jazz or post-rock or, if you ask me, all of music. Catch him at RecordBar tonight, Tuesday, September 25.