Three Suite Piece

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Three Suite Piece
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Studio album by René Lussier, Chris Cutler and Jean Derome
Released 1996
Genre Experimental music
Label Recommended
Producer René Lussier, Chris Cutler and Jean Derome

Three Suite Piece is an album of music released by René Lussier, Chris Cutler and Jean Derome. The album was released on Cutler's Recommended Records label in 1996.

René Lussier is a jazz musician based in Quebec, Canada. He is a composer, guitarist, bass guitarist, percussionist, bass clarinetist, and singer. Lussier has collaborated with Fred Frith, Chris Cutler, Jean Derome, and Robert M. Lepage. His combines elements from several genres is often referred to within the discourse of contemporary classical music or Musiques Actuelles in French.

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As per its title, the Three Suite Piece contains three extended compositions from Lussier, Derome and Cutler. The first track, "La suite des trois pommes", is taken from the film score of a 1987 production by Jacques Leduc. The core music is baroque in nature, owes a strong influence to Johann Sebastian Bach; the performance is more solidly grounded in avant-garde rock. "The Cold Storage Suite" is a more experimental modern work, while "The Don't Worry Suite" is an extended fusion-esque number.

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Johann Sebastian Bach was a German composer and musician of the Baroque period. He is known for instrumental compositions such as the Art of Fugue, the Brandenburg Concertos, and the Goldberg Variations as well as for vocal music such as the St Matthew Passion and the Mass in B minor. Since the 19th-century Bach Revival he has been generally regarded as one of the greatest composers of all time.

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Track listing

  1. La Suite Des Trois Pommes
    1. "Le Lac Gaia" (Lussier) – 0:28
    2. "Menuet #2 (Folk Version)" (Lussier) – 2:10
    3. "La Police" (Lussier) – 1:28
    4. "Prelude Du #4" (Cora) – 3:25
    5. "Menuet #2 (Motown Version)" (Lussier) – 1:31
    6. "La Minute Du Patron" (Lussier/Derome/Cutler/Cora) – 0:59
    7. "Interventions" (Lussier/Derome/Cutler/Cora) – 3:48
    8. "International Cruise (Menuet #1)" (Lussier/Derome) – 2:33
  2. The Don't Worry Suite
    1. "Don't Worry" (Lussier/Derome/Cutler) – 9:23
  3. The Cold Storage Suite
    1. "Scars And Stars" (Derome) – 3:36
    2. "Avion/Prison" (Lussier) – 2:03
    3. "Bit Late" (Lussier/Derome/Cutler) – 0:22
    4. "L'Industrie De Lat Priere" (Lussier/Derome/Cutler) – 4:40
    5. "Dans Le Dalot" (Lussier/Derome/Cutler) – 1:20
    6. "Cars And Stars" (Derome) – 2:28
    7. "3 Dans 1" (Lussier/Derome/Cutler) – 3:44
    8. "Boos, Booze, Bouse" (Lussier/Derome/Cutler) – 1:49
    9. "Fondre, Fou, Faible, Triste" (Derome) – 3:12
    10. "Red Eye" (Derome) – 2:52
    11. "Bars And Stars" (Lussier/Derome/Cutler) – 0:41
  4. "Zilch" (Programming Insert) (Lussier/Derome/Cutler)


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