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Music Of Weather Report

Miroslav Vitouš

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Scarlet Woman Variations
Miroslav Vitouš
Seventh Arrow
Miroslav Vitouš
Multi Dimension Blues 2
Miroslav Vitouš
Birdland Variations
Miroslav Vitouš
Multi Dimension Blues 1
Miroslav Vitouš
Miroslav Vitouš
Acrobat Issues
Miroslav Vitouš
Scarlet Reflections
Miroslav Vitouš
Multi Dimension Blues 3
Miroslav Vitouš
Morning Lake
Miroslav Vitouš
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    52:47
"... (Vitouš) visits the old material with a supple sextet ... kindling a searching mix of free jazz and groove playing ... the set simmers with sharp responses to unforgettable material, though its improv priorities may meander a little for Weather Report’s more rock-oriented disciples."
- The Guardian

"... Vitouš continues his explorative, often experimental, always hugely entertaining approach but this time more tunes are familiar ... it’s as if the whole band is remembering and riffing on their memories of the inspiring band while simultaneously doing their own thing ... the choice of doubling the drums and saxophones, shades of Ornette’s double quartets, is a brilliant move. Sometimes one drummer is playing fast, the other slow; the saxophones bounce off each other. The album closes with a perfectly timed storm: all echoing thunder ... this really great album would make a really great concert. Weather Report have never had a truer champion than Miroslav Vitouš."
- TheJazzBreakfast.com

The great Czech bassist Miroslav Vitouš returns once more to the music of Weather Report, the group he cofounded with Joe Zawinul and Wayne Shorter in 1970. It’s the improvisational freedom of the early Weather Report that most interests Vitous, who abides by the band's old rallying call “everyone solos and no one solos." Vitouš and his band revisit well known Weather Report repertoire including Birdland, Seventh Arrow, Scarlet Woman and Morning Lake along with Acrobat’s Issues, a piece which the first Weather Report lineup played but never record. Interspersed along the way are recent blues tunes from Vitouš’s pen. The band, driven by the astounding double drumming of Gerald Cleaver and Nasheet Waits, is energetic and daring, juxtaposing time playing and rhythmically free pulses, with Vitouš’s arco bass playing sometimes sounding like a third horn in between the two saxophones.
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