Tuesday, 20 October 2015
Levallet, Marais, Pifarely - Instants Chavirés from 1981-- by request
Gerard Marais was the guitarist (and a composer) in Dharma Quintet, whose Mr. Robinson I featured in this space before (recently I reuploaded it too, which see). The two others are Dominique Pifarely on violin and Didier Levallet on bass. This trio made two records, the first being herein.
It turns out these guys are very similar to other cerebral French jazz I posted before involving violinists, such as LBC Trio, the Prao album, and Confluence, or their separated musicians such as the wonderful Capon/Escoude work Gousti, although I could not declare with a straight face that it is quite as good to my ears.
Consider the opening track:
Note that some were recorded live.