VoX -- création 2022

Coproduction Lune de trois/Jazzdor/la Soufflerie/Angers-Nantes Opéra

VoX - Photo Philippe Anessaut

Anne Magouët : voice

Elise Dabrowski : voice, double bass

David Linx : voice

David Chevallier : guitars

Voices. Voices that sing. Polyphony. Guitars.


These are my most distant memories.

From my cradle or my nursery, I could hear music coming from the living room.

But it wasn't a record. It was my mother, who was rehearsing with her companions, in the Troubadours band, in the early seventies.


So this sound - vocal polyphony and acoustic guitars - rocked my childhood, and undoubtedly began to forge my tastes and affinities.


Half a century later, after many musical experiences in the fields of jazz, improvised music, baroque and renaissance, I felt the urge to bring together a few singers I particularly like in a project of contemporary rereading of arias by the genius Purcell and his contemporaries.


Anne Magouët, soprano, has been singing alongside me since 2007 in many programmes. She is well known to audiences of baroque music, but her rhythmic rigour and the certainty of her intonation are also prized by leading jazz musicians.


I have known Elise Dabrowski for a long time, but this will be our first collaboration. A mezzo-soprano equally at ease in contemporary and medieval music, a double bass player and a top-flight improviser, her original career and her multiple talents could only interest me.


Many years after our "Is That Pop Music? ", I am delighted to find David Linx again, an absolute reference for the male voice in the world of jazz.

It's a privilege to have such a high-flying performer at our side.


This vocal trio is resolutely atypical. But the members who make it up are so open-minded and curious that there can be little doubt about the osmosis.


I will have at heart to appropriate the world of 17th century England, which I now know well, and to transform it in my own way, finding the right balance between respect for the works and creativity.


David Chevallier

Anne Magouët, soprano, chante à mes côtés depuis 2007 dans de multiples programmes. Elle est bien connue du public de la musique baroque, mais sa rigueur rythmique et la sureté de son intonation sont aussi prisées de musiciens de jazz de premier plan.


Je connais Elise Dabrowski depuis longtemps, mais ce sera là notre première collaboration. Mezzo-soprano aussi à l’aise en musique contemporaine que médiévale, contrebassiste, improvisatrice de haut vol, son parcours original et ses multiples talents ne pouvaient que m’intéresser.


Bien des années après notre « Is That Pop Music ? », je retrouve avec grand plaisir David Linx, une référence absolue de la voix masculine dans le monde du jazz.
C’est un privilège d’avoir un interprète de si haut vol à nos côtés.


Ce trio vocal est résolument atypique. Mais les membres qui le constituent font preuve d’une telle ouverture d’esprit et d’une telle curiosité que l’osmose ne fait guère de doute.


J’aurai à coeur de m’approprier l’univers du 17e siècle anglais, que je connais bien désormais, et de le transformer à ma manière, trouvant le juste équilibre entre respect des oeuvres et créativité

David Chevallier