For decades, Steve Beresford has been the secret sauce of the trans-Atlantic avant-garde, lending zest to collaborations with the likes of Brian Eno, David Toop, Evan Parker, Christian Marclay, and John Zorn. Equally adept on piano, trumpet, euphonium, and pull-string talking doll, he creates music that ranges from wry cacophony to wryer avant-retro lounge and cabaret. Here, flanked by musical friends and relations, he takes well-earned center stage. —E.E.
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