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Miroslav Vitous

Primary Instrument: Bass

Born: December 6, 1947    

Miroslav Vitous

Miroslav Vitous played music with his brother Alan and Jan Hammer while attending the Prague Conservatory, and played in a Dixieland band with trumpeter/singer Jiri Jerinek. Winning first prize in an international music competition in Vienna gave Miroslav the opportunity to study in the U.S., at Berklee College of Music. It was during this time that he was asked to play in Cannonball Adderley's group, but turned it down in order to complete his studies at Berklee. In the summer of 1967, Miroslav moved to New York to get involved in the vibrant music scene of the mid-sixties.

What many people may not know is that Miroslav was ranked as a top Olympic contender in free style swimming. He was on the international team going into the Olympic team from Munich. The discipline and strength required to excel in athletics transferred into his determination in music. He has admitted to the similarities of athletics to music, for example, when you hit a wall, and have to have the internal drive to keep going despite difficulties or setbacks. We can all imagine how difficult Miroslav must have had it - coming to the New York from a Communist country, by himself. His having made an impressive career both in his solo work as well as numerous collaborations, will perhaps be inspirational to other aspiring young musicians in Czechoslovakia, and elsewhere....
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  • Miroslav Vitous Group: Miroslav Vitous Group
    ECM Records
    2014
  • Infinite Search
    Freedom
    2013
  • Remembering Weather Report
    ECM Records
    2009
  • New York City
    Freedom
    2009
  • Universal Syncopations II
    ECM Records
    2007
  • Live In Vienna
    Freedom
    2006
  • Universal Syncopations
    ECM Records
    2003
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