Articles tagged miroslav vitous

16 Oct 2007 // 10:00 PM

Bass Reflections

Recently, two most idiosyncratic jazz bass players, Miroslav Vitous and Eberhard Weber, released riveting, odd, ambitious recordings, suggesting the importance of the bass tradition to the larger history of the music.

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Miroslav Vitous: Live in Vienna [DVD]

Czech string bass virtuoso and Weather Report founder Miroslav Vitous bridges jazz improvisation with classical forms. In a stunning solo performance, he elicits an orchestra's worth of texture from an instrument that usually remains in the background.

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Double Take: 'Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid' (1969)

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"The two Steves at Double Take are often mistaken for Paul Newman and Robert Redford; so it's appropriate that they shoot it out over Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.

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