David Linx & the Brussels Jazz Orchestra: Black Crow


Black Crow


David Linx & The Brussels Jazz Orchestra


Changing Faces (O+ OP127)

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David Linx (vocals),

Serge Plume, Nico Schepers, Pierre Drevet, Gino Lattuca (trumpet); Marc Godfroid, Frederik Heirman, Ben Fleerakkers (trombone); Laurent Hendrick (bass trombone), Frank Vaganée (alto sax, soprano sax), Dieter Limbourg (alto sax), Kurt Van Kerck (tenor sax), Bart Defoort (tenor sax), Bo Van Der Werf (baritone sax), Nathalie Loriers (piano), Hendrik Braeckman (guitar), Jos Machtel (bass), Martijn Vink (drums)


Composed by Joni Mitchell, arranged and conducted by Michael Herr


Recorded: De Bijloke Studio, Ghent, Belgium, February 7, 2007.


Rating: 93/100 (learn more)

The name David Linx may hardly register on the minds of American jazz fans, but that is their deficiency, not his. This Belgian singer has been building an outstanding body of work for many years, distinguished by his remarkable voice, interpretive skills and emotional honesty. He can sing, scat or even - as on "Black Crow" - dish out a fast-talking rhythmic monologue. On the Changing Faces CD, he joins forces with the Brussels Jazz Orchestra, and their reworking of this Joni Mitchell song is fresh and invigorating.

Reviewer: Ted Gioia

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  • 1 Lucas De Baets // Feb 16, 2008 at 11:18 AM
    I'm the editor of JazzmozaÔek, the Belgian jazzmagazine, and I'm since long convinced of the skills of David Linx. He has a lot of experience, stays open to the wonderful music of today and is an emotional and honest man. He deserves since long the attention he's having now. Same for the wonderful BJO.