LUEURS’ repertoire is the illustration of a parallel between impressionist era compositions and modern jazz. Melodies from Debussy, Faure, Massenet and others have been chosen and rearranged. Pascal has taken some portions of melodies and created new songs with new harmonies, rebuilding forms, adding bridges and twisting them into jazz standard forms.
In other words, if Tremblay had written them, this is how it would have been done.
LUEURS really is remarquable for its originality, the quality of all its elements and its successful hybrid concept. Integrating Claudel-Canimex string quartet to almost every song, adds an amazing richness to the tone and sound of the project.