|Three Suite Piece|
|Studio album by René Lussier, Chris Cutler and Jean Derome|
|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.
Chris Cutler is an English percussionist, composer, lyricist and music theorist. Best known for his work with English avant-rock group Henry Cow, Cutler was also a member and drummer of other bands, including Art Bears, News from Babel, Pere Ubu and (briefly) Gong/Mothergong. He has collaborated with many musicians and groups, including Fred Frith, Lindsay Cooper, Zeena Parkins, Peter Blegvad, Telectu and The Residents, and has appeared on over 100 recordings. Cutler's career spans over four decades and he still performs actively throughout the world.
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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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