AND STILL WE SING
WDR BIG BAND COLOGNE conducted by Magnus Lindgren
Dutch Singing Sensation Fay Claassen Joins Belgian Singer-Composer-Lyricist David Linx and the WDR Big Band Cologne on And Still We Sing
The greatest diva of the Netherlands, Fay Claassen, joins forces with gifted Belgian singer-composer-lyricist and longtime Parisian David Linx on And Still We Sing, a magnificent collaboration with the WDR Big Band, conducted by Magnus Lindgren. The title of this reunion of Claassen and Linx (they sang together on 2005’s One Heart, Three Voices) is a paraphrase of one of Maya Angelou’s most famous poems: “…And Still I Rise.” Claassen brings her crystal clear delivery and adventurous scatting chops to the program, blending beautifully and organically with Linx, a singular talent who has gained notoriety throughout Europe while still flying under the radar on the United States jazz scene. Produced by WDR tenor saxophonist (and Claassen’s husband) Paul Heller, And Still We Sing features stellar big band arrangements by Heller, Lindgren, Bob Mintzer and Michael Abene.