CD A Different Porgy & Another Bess


The Brussels Jazz Orchestra is taking its turn in working on the universal theme and musical richness of the successful folk opera Porgy and Bess. Together with David Linx the BJO has put together an alternative song list with the lesser known songs in the foreground, but not forgetting the more famous ones (Summertime, It ain't necessarily so,…). The result is a different Porgy - David Linx - and a very different Bess - Maria João - and together they shed a new light on this classic work.


Release 2012
Soloist: Maria João and David Linx
Label: Naïve
Type CD: CD
Playing time: 72'23
Recording type: studio
Recording location: de Bijloke Gent
Recording engineer: Gyuri Spies
Mastering: Frank Vaganée and Gyuri Spies
Press critics:


Title Composer          Arranger                  
1. A RED-HEADED WOMAN G.Gershwin Lode Mertens
2. A WOMAN IS A SOMETIME THING G.Gershwin Jan Wessels
3. I LOVE YOU, PORGY G.Gershwin Patrice Foudon
4. BUZZARD SONG G.Gershwin Bart Van Caenegem
5. MY MAN IS GONE NOW G.Gershwin Sherisse Rogers
6. OH LORD, I'M ON MY WAY G.Gershwin Pierre Bertrand
8. BESS YOU ARE MY WOMAN NOW G.Gershwin Gyuri Spies
9. OH, DOCTOR JESUS G.Gershwin Dieter Limbourg
10. I'VE GOT PLENTY OF NOTHING G.Gershwin Idan Santhaus
11. SUMMERTIME G.Gershwin Frank Vaganée