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Music as memory

When I first saw him perform, at Newport last year, I slammed pianist Marco Benevento for playing "bombastic, leadfoot, pedal-to-the-metal instrumental rock." But that was long ago in another country, and besides, the wench is dead.
Marco Benevento, live at the Museum of Fine Arts, July 1, 2009
By JON GARELICK  |  July 10, 2009
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Music as memory

When I first saw him perform, at Newport last year, I slammed pianist Marco Benevento for playing "bombastic, leadfoot, pedal-to-the-metal instrumental rock." But that was long ago in another country, and besides, the wench is dead.
Marco Benevento, live at the Museum of Fine Arts, July 1, 2009
By JON GARELICK  |  July 10, 2009
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Mike Gordon

Phish phans biding their time for the jam band’s all-but-confirmed reunion should find plenty to occupy themselves with on this second solo album by bassist Mike Gordon.
The Green Sparrow | Rounder
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  July 29, 2008
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The power of two

Marco Benevento started out like most Berklee pianists, shedding Bill Evans and Keith Jarrett solos and scrounging for side gigs.
The Benevento/Russo Duo’s will to rock
By ADAM GOLD  |  November 20, 2006
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You, Me and Dupree

Formulaic might have been okay. But this vacuous comedy about a predictable slacker who moves in with a pair of lame-ass newlyweds isn’t nearly formulaic enough. Watch the trailer for You, me and Dupree  (QuickTime)
Not formulaic enough
By CHRIS WANGLER  |  July 19, 2006