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Universal Syncopations II

Label: ECM Records
Released: 2007
Track listing: Opera; Breakthrough; The Prayer; Solar Giant Mediterranean Love; Gmoong; Universal Evolution; Moment.

Universal Syncopations II

Label: ECM Records
Released: 2007
Track listing: 01. Opera - 11:14; 02. Breakthrough - 5:27; 03. The Prayer - 7:02; 04. Solar Giant - 4:40; 05. Mediterranean Love - 5:05; 06. Gmoong - 6:10; 07. Universal Evolution - 9:03; 08. Moment - 2:59 Tutte le composizioni e gli arrangiamenti orchestrali e corali sono di Miroslav Vitous

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Miroslav Vitous: Universal Syncopations II

Read "Universal Syncopations II" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Il titolo dato dal bassista Miroslav Vitous al suo ultimo lavoro, Universal Syncopations II, risulta decisamente fuorviante; non si tratta infatti di un seguito al disco del 2003, col quale non presenta nulla in comune se non gli studi di incisione (appunto, gli Universal Syncopations Studios). Pertanto, chi si aspettasse un'altra esaltante blowing sessions tra cinque ...

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Miroslav Vitous: Universal Syncopations II

Read "Universal Syncopations II" reviewed by Michael P. Gladstone

Bassist/composer Miroslav Vitous will likely be regarded in history as one of the founding members of Weather Report, staying with them until 1973. Emigrating to the United States from Czechoslovakia in 1966, Vitous worked with a wide variety of musicians and has continued to do so since returning to Europe. He has recorded fourteen albums as ...

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Miroslav Vitous: Universal Syncopations II

Read "Universal Syncopations II" reviewed by Budd Kopman

At least one underlying context of the ECM label has been to present jazz where the line between improvisation and composition/arrangement is blurred. When the improvisations are not “jazzy" as the term is commonly understood, it begins to be difficult to discern where the composition ends and the improvisation begins. This is not ...

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Miroslav Vitous: Universal Syncopations II

Read "Universal Syncopations II" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza

Miroslav Vitous is the centrifugal force of Universal Syncopations II. He composed, arranged, directed, produced, engineered and archived the music, which was recorded between November 2004 and April 2005. Vitous uses different combinations to play his music. He moves from a trio to a quintet and, where necessary, has overdubbed orchestral parts or has multi-tracked vocals ...

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Miroslav Vitous: Universal Syncopations II

Read "Universal Syncopations II" reviewed by John Kelman

The integration of orchestration and improvisation can take many forms. In the case of woodwind multi-instrumentalist Tim Garland's The Mystery (Audio-b, 2007), it's about clearly delineated form, with soloists working within defined structures. For bassist Miroslav Vitous the process is more complex. Universal Syncopations II expands on the premise of Universal Syncopations (ECM, 2003), integrating real-time ...


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