Miroslav Vitous is a Czech jazz bassist who has had an extensive career in the US. In 1967, in Chicago, Miles Davis saw Vitous playing with Clark Terry and invited him to join his group for a residency at New York's The Village Gate. He has worked with Larry Coryell, Jan Hammer, Freddie Hubbard, Miles Davis, Chick Corea, Wayne Shorter, Joe Zawinul, Jan Garbarek and Michel Petrucciani. In 1970 he was a founding member of the celebrated jazz fusion group Weather Report.
Emil Viklicky is a Czech jazz pianist and composer. Since 1994 he has worked with the Ad lib Moravia ensemble, whose performances combine elements of Moravian folk music, modern jazz and contemporary serious music. Emil has become noted for his unique synthesis of the melodicism and tonalities of Moravian folk song with modern jazz. As English critic Euan Dixon wrote in 2005, "Emil Viklicky is one of those European jazz pianists who successfully incorporated elements of his indigenous folk culture into jazz". As a composer Viklicky has attracted attention abroad primarily for having created a synthesis of the expressive elements of modern jazz with the melodicism and tonalities of Moravian folk song, which is distinctly individual in contemporary jazz. Besides this, however, he also composes "straight-ahead" modern jazz as well as chamber and orchestral works that utilize certain elements of the New Music, and at times his music requires a combination of classical and jazz performers.
• 180g Vinyl LP
• Mixed and Mastered By Tetsuo Hara
• Made in Japan
Miroslav Vitous, bass
Emil Viklicky, piano
1. Sweet Basil
2. Clarinet Theme From 5th Part Of Sinfonietta
1. Highlands, Lowlands
2. Love, Oh Love
Live Recording at Goose On A String Theater, Brno, Czech Republic, On March 23, 2018