Artist/Composer:Tóth / Maris / Szandai / Ikiz
 Title:popping bopping
(P) 2011
Introduced to Viktor Tóth’s playing a few years ago and was immediately impressed by the depth of his conception on the alto. He really knows how to sing through the horn, he knows the history of the instrument, and he swings hard...


01. Pocket-Ticket
5:52
02. My Home
7:54
03. -34°c Sunny / +29°c Humid
15:52
04. A Ballad for White Flowers
8:05
05. Hong Kong
7:02
06. Stars’ Stairs
6:18

 Total time: 50:09
Performers
Viktor Tóth - alto saxophone
Bart Maris - trumpet, effects
Mátyás Szandai - double bass
Robert Mehmet Ikiz - drums
László Válik - mixing and live effects
Production notes:
All compostitons by Viktor Tóth
Live recording of the concert at the Jazzforum Budapest
Recorded by László Válik at the Budapest Jazz Club, 10 September, 2010
Mixed and mastered by László Válik at L.V. Hang Studio, Budapest (www.lvhang.hu)
Artwork & design: www.bachman.hu

Produced by László Gőz
Label manager: Tamás Bognár

Supported by the National Cultural Fund of Hungary and the Artisjus Music Foundation

Ken Waxman - Jazz Word (en)
Scott Yanow - Los Angeles Jazz Scenes (en)
Ananth Krishnan - Free Jazz (en)
Selwyn Harris - Jazzwise (en)
Franpi Barriaux - Citizen Jazz (fr)
Mischa Andriessen - Jazzmozaïek (fle)
LongPlay (pol)
Márton Attila - Demokrata (hu)
Komlós József Jr. - Kecskeméti Lapok (hu)
Hanzásvilág Magazin (hu)

Click on the image for higher resolution!Introduced to Viktor Tóth’s playing a few years ago and was immediately impressed by the depth of his conception on the alto. He really knows how to sing through the horn, he knows the history of the instrument, and he swings hard.

This new recording of his puts his playing in a great context: the instrumentation and the tunes bring to mind a 21st century version of Ornette’s great quartet, but each of the band members also has a clear, individual voice.

They play great together as a band and make the music their own, with both passion and a sense of fun, in the best jazz tradition.

Very happening!

Chris Potter