Ilja Reijngoud Quartet feat. Fay Claassen

The Shakespeare Album (Modern Jazz interpretation of sonnets by William Shakespeare)


Winner of the Edison Jazz Award 2009

This is a special project with my friend and impressive singer Fay Claassen, in which the texts of William Shakespeare take center stage. The best-known and best-loved sonnets of Shakespeare have been set to music by Ilja with much devotion and care. Inspired by two marvelous poems from the pen of Oscar wilde, Ilja composed two additional songs to complete this album. 
With Martijn van Iterson guitar, Marius Beets bass, Marcel Serierse drums