ROAD SIX SAX (HUN)
24 Oct 21:30:23:3020PLN - 25PLN
Viktor Tóth – alto saxophone
Imre Haaz – tenor saxophone
Milán Solymosi – tenor saxophone
Gábor Weisz – bariton saxophone
* tickets: 20/25 pln
The Road Six Sax is a band formed 20 years ago. The members of the group have grown up in the same town, seeking new ways together…in their music the freedom and the creating force of the moment dance with the desire for adventure. Jazz, Bulgarian folk music, contemporary and even funk music dissolve into the moment. The music of Road Six Sax desires to be above all styles and to be just what it is simple sweet music close to the heart.
Viktor Tóth, alto saxophonist, composer and orchestra leader, has been awarded Jazz Musician of the Year several times. One of the top figures of the young generation of the contemporary Hungarian jazz scene, his performance style bridges styles, is improvisation-centred, “soaring” and filled with spirituality.
“Viktor Toth is one of the most versatile figures in Hungarian jazz. Through his music, Toth can express himself as a rambunctious post-bop virtuoso (for example, in the Toth Viktor Tercett) or as a spiritual guide for the soul as in the Arura Trio.” said the press when reviewing his 2007 Climbing with Mountains, which, incidentally, won best jazz album of the same year. His newest albums, called “but inside” and “Lamu” won the best jazz album prize in Hungary. Viktor Tóth earned the title jazzman of the year 2010 also in 2015. Despite this, he still sees himself as a truth seeker and with his musical endeavors seeks to reach oneness with universal harmony. In 2010 he published the album Tartim and in 2011 Popping Bopping album came out. As Toth has played with such internationally renowned musicians as Hamid Drake (drums), Henry Franklin (bass), William Parker (bass) John Betsch (drums) Piotr Wojtasik (trumpet) and Mihaly Dresch (sax), he has garnered respect as a peer and has grown as a musician from these collaborations. His musical expression is dynamic yet sensitive and he strives to capture the energy of the moment with every performance. He has played throughout Europe and the United States in various jazz festivals. He leads his own Toth Viktor Tercett, he composes his own material, he produces music for contemporary dance performances and he collects folk music… He is always looking to forge ahead in new directions.
“If we would have a classification of jazz musicians, like they have in the United States, the alto saxophonist Viktor Tóth would be undoubtedly the first on his instrument. Besides being an excellent composer – he performs his own pieces on his new album, too – he’s a creative artist who invents new projects every six months.”
Attila Márton – www.jazzma.hu
“Viktor Tóth, a virtuoso alto player who is said to be the most exciting saxophonist on the Hungarian scene.”
Franpi Barriaux – www.citizenjazz.com