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    Welcome to the EvO:R Independent CD Reviews Section.
    I would like to take a few minutes to introduce ourselves to everyone. The EvO:R review section features reviews from various independent musicians that submit material for our consideration.

    I wanted to let you know a little about our review teams collective thoughts on music. It's important to let the people we review know what we think of their music and how we listened to their creations.

    We hold nothing back! The team has been instructed to be honest and respectful of all CD's reviewed.
    The EvO:R CD Review Team
    Artist: Jon Wirtz
    Album: Tourist
    Genre: Jazz
    Rating: 10 out of 10 stars
    Primary URL: http://www.jonwirtzmusic.com/
    My Space: http://www.myspace.com/jonwirtzpianist
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jon.wirtz

    Reviewed by: Drew Blackwell
    Edited by: Michael Morrison

    Tourist is one release that certainly doesn’t disappoint from this Jazz pianist based in Colorado. This is artist that brings to the table effective songwriting via an impassioned playing style. This meshed with an elite Piano Jazz atmosphere makes for a very effective combination no doubt. Wirtz has a standard Jazz sound but manages to take risks throughout the musical journey.

    Nothing ventured nothing gained right? Some songs go outside the Jazz realm a bit. – however he elects to take the high road and methodically never crosses the line by brilliantly making all these pieces sounds like vintage Jon Wirtz. Indeed this flavors gives Tourist the Wirtz stamp or personality if you will. All songs are wonderfully simple but masterful in their overall arrangements.

    One would be wise not to underestimate how incredible an amazing piano melody line can be. This CD is quite entertaining overall with an amazing feel. In this aspect Wirtz is a master musician. In my mind he is a musical triple threat. He is a world class songwriter; he has an amazing feel and has the X-Factor. What is X-Factor? It is the passion within and it’s something artists have to be born with. It’s not taught in any textbook but can be felt when listening to the music. Wirtz has X-Factor and in the process of being ‘True to self” as a player is a musical visionary in the process. His playing is straight from the heart and offers a very strong and confident artistic spirit.

    All song do exactly what they are meant to do via well-crafted movements and top tiered musicianship. The overall production value is superb with a crystal clear sound quality and solid low end frequency. My favorite track is a toss up between “Politico” and “Awakening.”

    Jon Wirtz has proven himself yet again with this latest release. He is clearly an accomplished player and composer and he goes beyond proving anything. I must admit “Tourist” sucked me in like a powerful drug and refused to let go long after the CD was over. This usually indicates something special about the artist or band in question. Thus deserving praise, recognition and musical fame at the international level.

    Reviewed by: Drew Blackwell
    Edited by: Michael Morrison

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