With “Prologue”, Bart Wirtz presents his surprising debutalbum. With his flexible way of playing the alto saxophone, Bart knows how to please his audience. The debut album contains eight fantastic original compositions. Authenticity is the keyword on this album and the listeners will be pleased by this quality quartet.

“One of the finest young saxophonists in Europe today, Bart Wirtz has a flexible and versatile style that ranges from hard bop to freer explorations. A logical extension of such giants as Jackie McLean, Frank Morgan and Art Pepper among others, Wirtz has his own sound and open-minded approach to playing jazz. His modest appraisal of his own musical contributions overlooks the fact that Bart Wirtz adds his own personality to every note he plays, he is a skilled composer, and his quartet has a great deal of potential.” – Scott Yanow

“de sound van Wirtz heeft alles in zich om uit te groeien tot een van de topbands van Nederland” – Ken Vos

” Bart Wirtz is de grote hoop van de hippe nederlandse jazz” – John Oomkes

Line up:

  • Bart Wirtz – Alto Sax
  • Jasper Soffer – Piano
  • Jeroen Vierdag – Bass
  • Joost van Schaik – Drums
  • (Tim Eijmaal – Guitar on “J minus No)