Alto sax player Bart Wirtz is one of the up-and-coming Dutch jazztalents. His debut album Prologue is surprisingly inspired,authentic and yet oriented towards the modern. On this record, healso shows his flexibility and above all his versatility in styleand execution. Even while he was studying at the RotterdamConservatory, Wirtz won several prestigious prizes, such as theErasmus Jazz Prize, the Leiden Jazz Award and the Breda Jazz Prize.These days, Wirtz belongs to the line-up of Monsieur Dubois, YoungSinatras, Artvark Saxophone Quartet, Rotterdam Jazz Orchestra andhis own Bart Wirtz Quartet. At North Sea Jazz, Wirtz willdemonstrate, on his home ground that the Rotterdam jazz scene hasboth talent and a future, accompanied by Jasper Soffers, JeroenVierdag, Joost van Schaik and Tim Eijmaal. Prologue, that includeseight of his much talked-about compositions, was only a foretasteof all the good things to come.