Brussels Jazz Orchestra featuring David Linx and Maria Joao – A Different Porgy and Another Bess

June 22, 2012 / No Comments / Tags: A Different Porgy & Another Bess, Brussels Jazz Orchestra, David Linx, Gershwin, Maria Joao, Naive Records,


A Different Porgy & Another Bess is the Brussels Jazz Orchestra’s bold attempt at re-imagining one of classic pieces of musical cinema and stage. It’s an effort that greatly succeeds. The recording features vocalists David Linx and Maria Joao presenting the lyrics of Dubose Heyward and Ira Gershwin, with George Gershwin’s tremendous music wonderfully arranged in jazzier, more contemporary vein. The orchestra delivers a powerfully impressive performance and a deserving homage to one of music’s absolute masterpieces.

Click here to listen to a clip of “A Woman Is A Sometime Thing”.

Tracks: A Red-Headed Woman, A Woman Is A Sometime Thing, I Love You, Porgy, Buzzard Song, My Man’s Gone Now, Oh Lord, I’m On My Way, Clara, Clara, Don’t You Be Downhearted, Bess You Are My Woman Now, Oh, Doctor Jesus, I’ve Got Plenty of Nothing, Summertime.