12 Songs, 1 Hour, 15 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Bassist Kyle Eastwood has released a number of albums in (to varying degrees) the jazz, pop, and soundtrack veins. Here, he’s joined two longtime band members and two new guys, making a conscious effort to return to his jazz roots in covers of favorite tunes by Horace Silver (a slammin’ version of “Blowin’ the Blues Away”) and Herbie Hancock (a softer take on “Dolphin Dance”), as well as some originals inspired by his heroes. Of the latter, standouts include the insistent “Caipirinha” as well as the classic Blue Note bebop of “Proseco Smile” and “Peace of Silver.” Also check out the new duo version of the soundtrack piece “Letters from Iwo Jima.”

EDITORS’ NOTES

Bassist Kyle Eastwood has released a number of albums in (to varying degrees) the jazz, pop, and soundtrack veins. Here, he’s joined two longtime band members and two new guys, making a conscious effort to return to his jazz roots in covers of favorite tunes by Horace Silver (a slammin’ version of “Blowin’ the Blues Away”) and Herbie Hancock (a softer take on “Dolphin Dance”), as well as some originals inspired by his heroes. Of the latter, standouts include the insistent “Caipirinha” as well as the classic Blue Note bebop of “Proseco Smile” and “Peace of Silver.” Also check out the new duo version of the soundtrack piece “Letters from Iwo Jima.”

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About Kyle Eastwood

Bassist Kyle Eastwood is an in-demand perfomer and bandleader whose sound straddles the line between straight-ahead acoustic post-bop and contemporary jazz. The son of legendary actor Clint Eastwood, Eastwood inherited his father's well-known love of jazz music, becoming a respected session player during the early '90s; later fronting his own quartet. In 1998, he issued his solo debut, From There to Here. He then returned with the pop- and soul-influenced Paris Blue in 2005 and Now in 2006. Three years later, Eastwood delivered the contemporary-leaning Metropolitain, which featured appearances by drummer Manu Katche, keyboardist Eric Legnini, and trumpeter Till Brönner.

Also during this period, he also supplied music to several of his father's films including Letters to Iwo Jima, Invictus, and J. Edgar. He then paired with trumpeter Graeme Flowers and saxophonist Graeme Blevins for 2011's Songs from the Chateau. The bassist then signed with the Jazz Village label and delivered 2013's The View From Here, followed by 2015's Timepieces. In 2017, he returned with his eighth studio-album, In Transit, featuring a guest apperance by saxophonist Stefano Di Battista. ~ Jason Ankeny

  • ORIGIN
    Santa Monica, CA
  • GENRE
    Jazz
  • BORN
    May 19, 1968

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