Marco Benevento: Fred Short and the Human Voice

About a year ago, I saw Marco Benevento cover Davie Bowie’s Hunky Dory at The Knitting Factory. It was an indelible performance, marked by Benevento’s convivial showmanship and his efforts to invoke Starman’s ethos (he played piano while clad in a bejeweled cape). From "Changes" to "Eight Line Poem," Benevento led his audience in an 11 - track sing-along, setting aside his instrumental-first MO for an album of Bowie's most lyrically memorable songs.  Over the past couple years, the pianist's ow...

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