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ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK 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.

Andrew McCormack: Graviton

Read "Graviton" reviewed by Roger Farbey

Graviton's nearest comparison might well be Chick Corea's early albums Return To Forever and Light As A Feather with Flora Purim. But this is much more effusive and busier with stop/start melodies as heard on “Breathe" and the title track. Wordless vocals swoop over insistent piano runs and saxophone incursions courtesy of London-born singer Eska (Eska ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Jazz Found Alive! Man In Blue Suede Shoes Wanted For Questioning.

Read "Jazz Found Alive! Man In Blue Suede Shoes Wanted For Questioning." reviewed by Duncan Heining

Colin Towns' Mask Orchestra
LSO St. Lukes
London
October 17, 2015

The gap between the music that Colin Towns makes and much that currently passes for jazz grew even wider last weekend. Performing compositions from his new double CD Drama with his stellar Mask Orchestra, the composer-bandleader revealed the music's potential ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Andrew McCormack: First Light

Read "First Light" reviewed by Vincenzo Roggero

L'origine britannica e la residenza newyorchese costituiscono il fil rouge che attraversa First Light album nel quale il pianista Andrew McCormack fonde in maniera convincente l'aplomb, la compostezza, l'eleganza anglosassone con la vivacità, la memoria storica, lo sguardo curioso di chi guarda al futuro tipici della scena della grande mela, scena da cui provengono peraltro il ...

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 ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Kyle Eastwood returns with new album "Timepieces" and UK Tour

Kyle Eastwood returns with new album "Timepieces" and UK Tour

The son of legendary actor Clint Eastwood, star bassist and composer Kyle Eastwood unveils details of his new album, Timepieces, released 21st April, and extensive UK tour including four nights at legendary jny: London jazz club Ronnie Scott's Timepieces is Kyle Eastwood’s musical self-portrait. Centred around the bassist’s passion for the lyrical hard bop jazz of the ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Andrew McCormack: First Light

Read "First Light" reviewed by Ian Patterson

English pianist Andrew McCormack came to wider attention in the UK with his debut Telescope (Dune, 2006) and his subsequent Rising Star BBC Jazz Award. McCormack was already an established figure on the London jazz scene through his association with Tomorrow's Warriors and J-Life though a decade on he's probably still best known as a sideman ...

ARTICLE: JAZZLIFE UK

ReVoice! 2014: collaboration is a key to success

Read "ReVoice! 2014: collaboration is a key to success" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

The ReVoice! Festival--a celebration of the human voice--is five years old in 2014. Happy Birthday congratulations are in order for the jny: London based festival--this milestone anniversary is an indication of its success and of the wealth of vocalists in the jazz world and beyond. From small beginnings (just five concerts) in 2010 the festival has ...

Jean Toussaint: Tate Song

Read "Tate Song" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Ten albums in twenty five years isn't prolific but in a world awash with inferior music saxophonist Jean Toussaint's unhurried approach has consistently produced high-quality recordings that stand the test of time. What's more, the lapses between releases make each production a bona fide event. Certainly, the four years since his live album and the nine ...

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 ...