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Dominique Pifarely

Dominique Pifarely

REVIEW: Dominique Pifarely Quartet, 'Trace Provisoire,' ECM Records >>

Somewhere deep in the south of France last summer, French violinist Dominique Pifarely convened with legendary ECM guru Manfred Eicher to make his music more jazz-like. Combining Antonin Rayon's piano, Bruno Chevillon's double-bass and the scattershot drumming of the ingenious Francois Merville, 'Trace Provisoire' was born, the jazz was added, but the esoteric classical refrains lingered on.

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