For more than a decade Marco Benevento has been amassing an extensive résumé of composition and collaboration, sparking the interest of a seemingly endless list of acclaimed musicians, including Carl Newman, Mark Eitzel and Matt Chamberlain, all leading to collaborative efforts. Forthcoming album, TigerFace, due September 11 on The Royal Potato Family, was recorded and mixed by Tom Biller (Silversun Pickups, Elliot Smith, Fiona Apple) and Bryce Goggin (Pavement, Antony & The Johnsons, Akron/Family). His fourth studio recording to date, it represents Benevento’s next jaunty step in the exploration and evolution of his precise yet freewheeling piano-driven songs. Over the course of the ten-track effort, the pianist incorporates a myriad of sonic color and melody, while calling upon musicians like drummers Matt Chamberlain (Brad Mehldau, Bill Frisell), John McEntire (Tortoise, The Sea & The Cake) and Andrew Barr (The Barr Brothers), bassists Dave Dreiwitz (Ween), Reed Mathis (Tea Leaf Green) and Mike Gordon (Phish), violinist Ali Helnwein (Traction Avenue Chamber Orchestra) and saxophonist Stuart Bogie(Antibalas, Superhuman Happiness). For the first time, Benevento uses vocals, inviting Kalmia Traver (Rubblebucket) to sing on two tracks.