Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Miroslav Vitous - Majesty Music (1976)

01.X Rated
02.See You, November
03.Majesty Music
04.New Orleans
05.Do You, Don't You, Won't You?
06.Best Friends
07.Streams And Fields
09.Mount Shasta (Part II)
10.Requiem For My Mother.


  1. Bass - Francesco Centeno*
    Bass, Double Bass, Piano, Electric Piano, Clavinet, Guitar, Synthesizer, Producer - Miroslav Vitous
    Drums - Bobby Goldman , Gerry Brown , Lenny White
    Electric Piano, Synthesizer - Kenny Bichel*
    Electric Piano, Vocals - Rimona Francis
    Percussion, Congas - David Earl Johnson*
    Saxophone, Flute - Jaroslav Jakubovic.

    Vitous is often at his best when the usual band dynamic is inverted so that his fellow band members fade back to become a mere accompaniment to his bass soloing. This release continued the high quality of Vitous's previous solo work, and while not every track is memorable, the floating dissonance of "Streams and Fields" and the frenzied bowed bass over brittle staccato drums in "New Orleans" are both clear precursors to Vitous's superb work the next year with Jack DeJohnette and Terje Rypdal. ~ Paul Collins, All Music Guide.

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