Miroslav Vitous: U Dunaje U Prespurka


U Dunaje U Prespurka



Journey's End (ECM 1242)

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Miroslav Vitous (bass),

John Surman (bass clarinet), John Taylor (piano), Jon Christensen (drums)


Composed by Miroslav Vitous


Recorded: Oslo, Norway, July 1982


Rating: 90/100 (learn more)

The singing quality of Vitous's bass is beautifully exemplified in his long solo introduction to this tune, based on a traditional Czech melody. The bassist, who'd long been living in the USA at the time, chose to play with an all-European band and to immerse us into a half-nostalgic, half-dancing atmosphere. As his partners' names hint, the level of the playing is very high, as is its emotional quality.

Reviewer: Thierry Quénum

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