About the album
‘Interview’ is the new album of Bart Wirtz, in cooperation with one of the world’s greatest trumpet players Sean Jones (the orchestra of Wynton Marsalis, the Marcus Miller band).
Bart Wirtz won several honors including the Erasmus Jazz Prize, the Leiden Jazz Award and the Breda Jazz Prize. In November 2012 he won the Edison Jazzism Audiance Award for his previous album iDreamer. Wirtz is well known for his flexible and versatile style that ranges from hard bop to freer explorations.
For this recording, the line up is expanded with vibraphone, bass clarinet and keys. A new, fresh and surprising sound, cross-over with different styles that makes connection with the current time with rock, roots and jazz influences.
"Interview" ist das neue Album von Bart Wirtz, das in cooperation mit einem der größten Trompeter unserer Zeit Sean Jones (Orchestra of Wynton Marsalis, the Marcus Miller Band) entstanden ist.
Bart Wirtz hat eine Vielzahl an Preisen gewonnen, darunter den Erasmus Jazz Prize, den Leiden Jazz Award und den Breda Jazz Prize. Im November 2012 gewann er den Edison Jazzism Audiance Award für das Album iDreamer. Wirtz ist bekannt für seinen vielseitigen und wandlungsfähigen Stil, das von Hard Bop bis zur freien Exploration reicht.
Das Line-up auf diesem Album wurde um Vibraphon, Bass Klarinette und Keyboard erweitert. Ein neuer, frischer und überraschender Sound, der verschiedene Stile vereint und eine Verbindung mit Rock, Roots Music und Jazz erlaubt.
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. Born in the Netherlands, he attended the Rotterdam Conservatory, winning several honors (including the Erasmus Jazz Prize, the Leiden Jazz Award and the Breda Jazz Prize) while in the conservatory. Wirtz graduated in 2002 and then spent a half-year in New York. Returning to Amsterdam, he became very busy with his career and has not stopped since. Bart Wirtz has become an important member of five different jazz groups. The Young Sinatras is a ten-piece band that includes singer Paul van Kessel. Monsieur Dubois is quite a bit different in style, mixing together funk, soul jazz, jungle beats and Afro grooves. Monsieur Dubois has thus far recorded two CDs for Challenge: Ruff and Soul Integration. The Artvark Saxophone Quartet gives Wirtz another separate area of music to explore. The a capella quartet, grooves while also being open to playing free and adventurous solos and ensembles without the comfort of a rhythm section. Wirtz describes the 16-piece Rotterdam Jazz Orchestra as “the best young Dutch musicians in one big band conducted by Johan Plomp.”
With his previous album iDreamer he won a Edison Jazzism Audience award in 2012.