Dutch/German singer Marijke Jaehrling was stuck with Thelonius Sphere Monk’s music from the first time she heard his recordings with John Coltrane as a teen. Now, decades later, she decided to produce a tribute album with her own personal approach to Monk: In fresh vocalized versions these Bebop classics shimmer in contemporary colors. To some of Monk’s compositions Marijke wrote new lyrics, which narrate music and love, recounting the real life of Monk. Marijke and her young group of German talents create a specific and unique atmosphere to express the poetry, humor and tempo of the jazz legend.
Georgeous…she has a knack for original arrangements” JAZZTHING Jan 2018
“Dignified! Jährling sings the often complicated melodic lines with a nonchalant matter of course.… she takes the cake of originality!” JAZZTHETIC, Feb 2018