Universal Syncopations

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Universal Syncopations
Studio album by Miroslav Vitous
Released 2003
Recorded 2002
Universal Syncopation Studios, Italy
March 2003
Rainbow Studios, Oslo
Genre Jazz
Length 53:32
Label ECM
ECM 1863
Producer Manfred Eicher
Miroslav Vitous chronology
Atmos
(1992)
Universal Syncopations
(2003)
Universal Syncopations II
(2005)

Universal Syncopations is an album by Czech bassist Miroslav Vitous recorded in 2003 and released on the ECM label.[1]

Reception[edit]

Thom Jurek of Allmusic states "Universal Syncopations is by turns a return to not the old forms, but rather to the manner of illustrating harmonic concepts in a quintet setting that allows for a maximum space between ensemble players while turning notions of swing, counterpoint, and rhythmic invention on their heads... Universal Syncopations is one of the most gorgeous sounding and toughly played dates of the calendar year".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Miroslav Vitous except as indicated.
  1. "Bamboo Forest" - 4:37
  2. "Univoyage" - 10:54
  3. "Tramp Blues" - 5:19
  4. "Faith Run" - 4:58
  5. "Sun Flower" - 7:21
  6. "Miro Bop" - 4:03
  7. "Beethoven" (Jan Garbarek, Vitous) - 7:18
  8. "Medium" (Jack DeJohnette, Vitous) - 5:09
  9. "Brazil Waves" (Garbarek, Vitous) - 4:26

Personnel[edit]

Chart performance[edit]

Year Chart Position
2003 Billboard Top Jazz Albums 21[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ECM discography accessed October 14, 2011
  2. ^ a b Jurek, T. Allmusic Review accessed October 14, 2011
  3. ^ "Universal Syncopations - Miroslav Vitous | Awards | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 5 November 2013.