Marco Benevento Trio+Xylos


The wild-style Brooklyn keyboard improviser oscillates between straightforward acoustic jazz piano (post-rock division) and all manner of electronic augmentations on his new album, Between the Needles and Nightfall. He also leads a monster trio filled out by former Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey bassist Reed Mathis and Slip drummer Andrew Barr. Brooklyn quintet Xylos plays warm and unassuming boy-girl pop while marimbas, banjos, and other unorthodox instruments percolate in the background.

Sat., May 22, 8 p.m., 2010