- 13 May 2014 9:00 AM
The music of Charlie Parker rethought and brought nearer to the sounds today’s young people go for. Sacrilige? In their day all bold musical experiments were thought sacrilegious but if performed by excellent musicians then it’s worth hearing.
And alto-sax player Viktor Tóth is an excellent musician indeed. He was the great sensation of the 2007 Budapest Jazz Festival, his music is based on straight-ahead but exciting hard bop but also extends to imaginative fusions of jazz, hip-hop, rap, poetry and free music.
He recorded two albums with Hamid Drake, the first of which won the critics’ prize for the best Hungarian jazz album of 2007. In this line-up Viktor teams up with bass-guitar player Gergő Kolta, another highly versatile musicians who has played with Mike Mainieri and is always found in exciting cutting-edge groups.
The rhythmic drive will be supplied by Dávid Szarvas who handles the beatbox. Before deciding click on the links below and hear what you’ll be getting.
Entry fee: 1400 forints
The BJC is in the 13th districtat Hollán Ernő utca 7
There is no compulsion to eat or drink but there is a well stocked bar with also cocktails made to order at non-extortionate prices. For food you’ll have to resort to a staple diet of sandwiches, crisps and nuts.
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