Sunday, 5 April 2015

Miroslav Vitous - Universal Syncopations (2003)


Format: flac + cue + log
Genre: Jazz
Original Release Date: 2003
Label: ECM 1863



On his first jazz date as a leader since 1992, Czechoslovakian bassist and composer Miroslav Vitous comes out of the gate with a host of heavyweights on one of the more lyrically swinging dates in modern jazz. Vitous' engaged, pulsing, and deeply woody tone is featured in the company of John McLaughlin, Jan Garbarek, Chick Corea, and Jack DeJohnette. While the crystalline sound of Manfred Eicher's ECM is everywhere here, as is the open-ended speculative jazz that the label is renowned -- and ridiculed for -- Vitous offers some startlingly beautiful twists and turns with his ensemble....Review by Thom Jurek (allmusic.com)

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