Maria Pia De Vito / François Couturier / Anja Lechner / Michele Rabbia
Il Pergolese
ECM ***

A different, much more formal Maria Pia De Vito to the same singer you'll find on Colin Towns records or her own albums for Provocateur. Spawning from a 2011 festival commission, Il Pergolese was recorded in the Swiss city of Lugano last December. It's a piano/cello/percussion/voice project involving new arrangements and improvisation, a homage to the 18th-century composer Giovanni Battista Pergolesi. Much more of a classical album than a jazz release, it's most obviously of appeal to Pergolese aficionados, and De Vito completists. 
Released on 4 November