Miroslav Vitous – Infinite Search (1969)

Miroslav Vitous - Infinite Search (1969)
Artist: Miroslav Vitous
Album: Infinite Search
Genre: Fusion
Origin: Czech Republic
Released: 1969
Quality: mp3, 320 kbps
Freedom Jazz Dance 10:54
Mountain In The Clouds 1:51
When Face Gets Pale 7:38
Infinite Search 6:49
I Will Tell Him On You 11:00
Epilogue 6:57
Cerecha 2:42


With John McLaughlin, Herbie Hancock, Joe Henderson, and Jack DeJohnette, this group rivaled the best fusion bands of the day. It must have been an intimidating challenge for a young Czech bassist to lead such a group on his debut album as a frontman, especially since he composed five of the six tracks. Recorded in late 1969, roughly the same time as the historic Bitches Brew, and the year before Vitous began a stint with the innovative Weather Report, this was trend-setting fusion. It’s produced by Herbie Mann, for whom Vitous played on such albums as Memphis Underground and Stone Flute.
Review by Mark Allan