Miroslav Vitous

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Krentz Ratings:
Infinite Search (1969), 7/10
Purple (1970), 6.5/10

Czech bassist Miroslav Vitous (1947), a child prodigy who moved to the USA in 1966 and immediately generated a sensation, being adopted by the likes of Chick Corea and Jack DeJohnette, debuted as a leader at 22 with Infinite Search (october 1969), that featured guitarist John McLaughlin, keyboardist Herbie Hancock, tenor saxophonist Joe Henderson and drummer Jack DeJohnette, almost an offshoot of the sessions for Wayne Shorter's Super Nova (august 1969). It was a pioneering work of jazz-rock jamming and also a showcase for the leader's multifaceted technique that granted a melodic and textural role to the bass (the eleven-minute I Will Tell Him On You). Purple (august 1970), featuring McLaughlin, keyboardist Joe Zawinul and drummer Billy Cobham, contained even more elegant compositions, such as Purple and Water Lilie. The following year he joined Weather Report.
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