Artist: Marco Benevento Track: "The Real Morning Party" Album: Invisible Baby Listen

The latest record from ambient pianist Marco Benevento bridges many gaps -- between classical and modern piano styles, avant-garde and accessible, organic and electronic, jazz and rock. Perhaps most importantly, Invisible Baby, which follows up his three-disc live performance at Tonic in New York City, combines the staid seriousness of a jazz artist capable of ambient piano soundscapes with a jolly, joyous side as fun as any record from The Rentals.

That's most evident on tracks like "The Real Morning Party" and "Atari" -- track brimming with new ideas and helmed by a musician who's able to see them through.