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In Pictures

Linx-Faraò-Eastwood-Baker at Cremona Jazz Fest 2019

Read "Linx-Faraò-Eastwood-Baker at Cremona Jazz Fest 2019" reviewed by Danilo Codazzi


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Album Review

Kyle Eastwood: In Transit

Read "In Transit" reviewed by Kris Perdew


Now that he is into his late 40's and has released nine albums in his 19 years as leader, no lingering doubt can remain that bassist and composer Kyle Eastwood has stepped out of the formidable shadow of his father. The latest evidence is presented here in the form of Eastwood's latest release, In Transit. Although he gained valuable experience working on the soundtracks of films such as The Rookie and Mystic River, the greatest legacy Kyle received ...

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Album Review

Kyle Eastwood: Time Pieces

Read "Time Pieces" reviewed by Edward Blanco


Double bassist, composer and producer Kyle Eastwood unveils a timeless treasure with his seventh album as leader on the sensational Time Pieces, capturing the mood and aura of the 50s and 60s jazz scene blending two standards from the era with rich new compositions incorporating the sensitivities and flavor of that time period. It has been seventeen years since his debut album and along the way, Eastwood also enjoys working on film music where he has composed and arranged scores ...

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Album Review

Kyle Eastwood: The View From Here

Read "The View From Here" reviewed by Glenn Astarita


Bassist Kyle Eastwood frequently integrates a cinematic contour into his body of work. And true to form, he's contributed music to eight of his famous father, actor, and director Clint Eastwood's films. The bassist's output can be characterized by tuneful hooks, calmly soaring opuses, and countered by odd-metered time signatures, clement flows, and passionate soloing spots. Indeed, his meticulous composing skills create intriguing propositions. With handclaps and a prominent bass ostinato on the Flamenco-tinged “Sirocco," the band fuses ...

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Album Review

Kyle Eastwood: The View From Here

Read "The View From Here" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay


Kyle Eastwood's boyhood in Carmel, California, may have been where and when he began his love of jazz, but as an adult his love of France seems to impact more and more on his music. Eastwood's sixth album, The View From Here, doesn't always show this influence explicitly but it's there nonetheless and it's giving the bassist's music a distinctive and delightful vibe.As an album title, The View From Here doesn't share the Francophile origins of previous Eastwood ...

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Interview

Kyle Eastwood: Movies, Motown & Monterey

Read "Kyle Eastwood: Movies, Motown & Monterey" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay


Bassist/composer Kyle Eastwood can whistle. It's a talent to which few musicians lay claim, but it's one which he puts to good use on his version of Bob Haggart's “Big Noise (From Winnetka)," a tune that serves as a popular encore to his live set. The fact that Eastwood whistles in concert says much about the man and his approach to jazz--slightly self-effacing, good-natured, with a quiet confidence in his own talent and an awareness of the importance of emotion ...

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Album Review

Kyle Eastwood: Songs From The Chateau

Read "Songs From The Chateau" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay


Kyle Eastwood's career encompasses the writing of film soundtracks, as well as the life of a jazz composer, bandleader and bassist. On those seemingly rare occasions when he isn't working, Eastwood spends much of his time in France. Songs From The Chateau is his fifth album since 1998's debut, From There To Here (Sony), and his fourth for British Candid label. It finds Eastwood recording in the country he loves, at the 15th century Chateau Couronneau in the Bordeaux region. ...


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