Artist/Composer:Viktor Tóth
 Title:Climbing with Mountains
(P) 2007
Hungarian jazz album of the year, 2007
The music of Viktor Tóth is filled with a joy that can only come through the heart of someone who loves music on its own terms. This music is past new; it is ageless and poised to take off as part of the next generation.

William Parker
Notes musicales


01. Március
6:09
02. Autumn in Sicily
9:10
03. Message for fishes
2:55
04. Snake
7:43
05. Train to Sarajevo
5:03
06. Mese
5:49
07. R’s day
4:53
08. The meaning of three
7:07
09. Late late serenade
1:29
10. Ornette’s smile
5:16
11. Green with blue
4:13

 Total time: 63:13
Performers
Viktor Tóth - alto saxophone
Hamid Drake - drums
Mátyás Szandai - double bass

Ferenc Kovács - trumpet (3, 4, 5, 7, 10, 11)
Péter Pallai - spoken word
Production notes:
All compositions by Viktor Tóth, except track 8 by Mátyás Szandai
The recording was sponsored by the National Cultural Fund of Hungary and the Artisjus Music Foundation
Recorded, mixed and mastered by László Válik at L.V. Hang Studio, Budapest, November 2006
Portrait photo: István Huszti
Cover photos by Lenke Szilágyi and GABMER
Cover art and Art-Smart by GABMER / www.bachman.hu

Produced by László Gőz
Executive producer: Tamás Bognár

Ken Waxman - Jazzword (en)
Kevin Le Gendre - Jazzwise (en)
Anne Ramade - Jazzman (fr)
Armel Bloch - Citizen Jazz (fr)
Christian Bakonyi - Jazzzeit (ger)
Hans-Jürgen von Osterhausen - Jazzpodium (pdf) (ger)
Stephan Richter - Fono Forum (ger)
Vincenzo Roggero - All About Jazz - Italia (ita)
Marcelo Tchechenistky - Metiendo Pùa (pdf) (esp)
Gonçalo Falcão - Jazz.pt (pdf) (por)
Dmitry Ukhov - Billboard (rus)
Végső Zoltán - Élet és Irodalom (hu)
Flór Gábor - Café Momus (hu)
Márton Attila - Szigeti Péter - Gramofon (hu)
V. Nagy Viktória - Heti Válasz (hu)
Galamb Zoltán - Ekultura.hu (hu)
Olasz Sándor - Rockinform (hu)
Czékus Mihály - Hificity.hu (hu)
Deák Endre - Igenhir.hu (hu)
Hanzásvilág Magazin (hu)

Click on the image for higher resolution!The music of Viktor Tóth is filled with a joy that can only come through the heart of someone who loves music on its own terms. This music is past new; it is ageless and poised to take off as part of the next generation. This is what we find in the illustrious meeting of Viktor Tóth alto sax, Mátyás Szandai bass and the presence of Hamid Drake, who by historic standards is the premier percussionist of any decade.

The trumpet of my old friend Ferenc Kovács also features on several songs. Please drop all pretensions and let these sounds dance in your souls, stirring things up to take you to the top of the mountain.

William Parker


www.tothviktor.hu