"I get the same sensation with Wirtz as I do Joshua Redman, Herbie Hancock, and even Coltrane."
"Indeed the skill set of the player will dictate how well your attention span can be maintained. What am I trying to say? Wirtz pulls it off flawlessly."
"Sea Level by Jon Wirtz is a brilliant collection of music."
"He is no doubt a gifted player & composer . . . It takes talent to hold the attention span of a listener with just one instrument, Wirtz pulls this off with sheer poise."
“Sea Level is one amazing solo debut..."”
"Sea Level by Jon Wirtz is an impressive collection of music. The more you look at, the more impressive it really is."
“There was a lyricism, a beauty and intimate melodic feel that really comes through in every song regardless of what else is happening...”
“Though ‘Sea Level’ reflects jazz piano greats like Ahmad Jamal, Keith Jarrett and, of course, Thelonious Monk, it also has pop touchstones that make it accessible to even the most neophyte of jazz listeners…”
"No doubt more work is required from a musician to fill this sonic space all by himself thus keeping the attention span of the listener all by himself. Brilliant artists can rise to this challenge, & I give Wirtz high marks for taking this on & even pulling it off. The musicianship is clearly first rate..."