Emergence (Miroslav Vitous album)

Emergence is a solo album by Czech bassist Miroslav Vitouš recorded in 1985 and released on the ECM label.[1]

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Studio album by
RecordedSeptember 1985
ProducerManfred Eicher
Miroslav Vitouš chronology
Journey's End


The Allmusic review by David R. Adler awarded the album 3 stars stating "Emergence showcases Miroslav Vitouš in a solo bass setting, with no overdubs. It's austere and challenging, but Vitous is never ponderous; he sustains plenty of interest with his passion and staggering technique, dividing his time equally between pizzicato and arco statements... An excellent complement to other solo bass statements on ECM, most notably by Dave Holland and Gary Peacock".[2]

In 2011, Ricardo Villalobos and Max Loderbauer used samples of Emergence as the basis for the track "Reemergence" on the remix album Re:ECM.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic     [2]
The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings    [3]

Track listingEdit

All compositions by Miroslav Vitouš except as indicated
  1. "Epilogue" - 8:13
  2. "Transformation" - 5:58
  3. "Atlantis Suite: Emergence of the Spirit" - 4:53
  4. "Atlantis Suite: Matter and Spirit" - 1:56
  5. "Atlantis Suite: The Choice" - 1:58
  6. "Atlantis Suite: Destruction Into Energy" - 3:05
  7. "Wheel of Fortune (When Face Gets Pale)" - 6:08
  8. "Regards to Gershwin's Honeyman" - 3:28
  9. "Alice in Wonderland" (Sammy Fain, Bob Hilliard) - 3:43
  10. "Morning Lake for Ever" - 5:34
  11. "Variations on Spanish Themes" - 8:38
    • Recorded at Tonstudio Bauer in Ludwigsburg, West Germany in September 1985



  1. ^ ECM discography Archived 2012-10-06 at the Wayback Machine accessed September 26, 2011
  2. ^ a b Adler, D. R. Allmusic Review accessed September 26, 2011
  3. ^ Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (9th ed.). Penguin. p. 1451. ISBN 978-0-141-03401-0.