About the album
Alto saxophonist Bart Wirtz had a dream: Recording a CD with an American allstarband in New York. Challenge Records offered him this opportunity. And a dream came true.
World famous trumpet player Nicholas Payton, a big fan of Wirtz' hardjazzband Monsieur Dubois, was eager to co-operate in this project. Bassist Richie Goods was next. And last but not least pianist Xavier Davis and drummer Kendrick Scott, a member of the band of Herbie Hancock. And so a line-up of extraordinary quality was founded. And of pure chemistry, which can be heard from the first note.
The major alto-saxophonist from the Netherlands, Bart Wirtz has developed not only into one of the top saxophonists in Europe but one of the best altoists in the world. With his previous album ‘iDreamer’ he won an Edison award in 2012, for this new album Wirtz decided to team up with an even bigger ensemble and collaborated with one of the world’s greatest trumpet players Sean Jones (the orchestra of ...