Journey's End

Miroslav Vitous

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CD from the "Touchstones" Series.
This quartet was the primary context for the Czech bassist Miroslav Vitous’s creativity in the late 70s and early 80s. “Like Mingus, Vitous is a real leader from the bass, and the music is all the stronger for it” – Gramophone. With three excellent writers in the line-up (John Surman and John Taylor as well as the leader) the quartet had an abundance of material to draw upon. Journey’s End includes “U Dunaje U Prešpurka” which Miroslav had played with the Junior Trio with Jan Hammer, as well as Surman’s Thomas Hardy-inspired ballad “Tess”, and Taylor’s “Windfall”. Collective improving capacities are to the fore on “Carry On, No. 1” which builds on the template of Jon Christensen’s drum patterns.
Featured Artists Recorded

July 1982, Talent Studio, Oslo

Original Release Date


  • 1U Dunaje U Prešpurka
    (Miroslav Vitous)
  • 2Tess
    (John Surman)
  • 3Carry On, No. 1
    (John Surman, John Taylor, Jon Christensen, Miroslav Vitous)
  • 4Paragraph Jay
    (John Surman)
  • 5Only One
    (Miroslav Vitous)
  • 6Windfall
    (John Taylor)