The View From Here Kyle Eastwood

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Label: Jazz Village

Genre: Jazz

Subgenre: Contemporary Jazz

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  • 1From Rio To Havana06:02
  • 2For M.E.04:43
  • 3The View From Here07:16
  • 4Sirocco06:41
  • 5Luxor08:29
  • 6Une nuit au Sénégal06:01
  • 7The Way Home06:02
  • 8The Promise05:23
  • 9Mistral04:53
  • 10Summer Gone04:48
  • 11Route de La Buissonne05:19
  • 12Lucky Six06:24
  • Total Runtime01:12:01

Info for The View From Here

For his new album, the American bassist and composer embraces a musical heritage which goes back to the soundtrack of his youth, when he not only listened to Duke Ellington, Count Basie and Miles Davis, but went backstage at concerts with his father to meet all these great artists... Jazz is his passion, a passion which first flourished playing in the company of such masters as Ray Brown, Lennie Niehaus and Buell Neidlinger. Eastwood went on to produce a wonderful series of albums for the Candid label, whilst also composing music for several of his dad's films including Letters from Iwo Jima and Gran Torino. Now that he has joined Jazz Village, he has affirmed his love for all things French by bringing his loyal band of eager young Brits to record at La Buissonne, one of France's best modern studios. Dynamic, bursting with powerful grooves and innovative melodies, The View From Here reveals the eclectic music of a musician of his time, a band leader, a virtuoso and an exceptional composer, Kyle Eastwood.

“The album is also about different cultures and travels. We recorded it at La Buissone Studio in France, which is very modern and set up well for jazz. There is north and west African music in the album, the sort of sounds which are strong in French society.” (The Telegraph)

Kyle Eastwood, double bass and electric bass
Graeme Blevins, tenor and soprano saxophones
Quentin Collins, trumpet and flugelhorn
Martyn Kane, drums
Andrew McCormack, piano and electric piano

Recorded and mixed by Gérard de Haro and Nicolas Baillard at Studios La Buissonne, September 2012

Kyle Eastwood
It has been 15 years since bassist Kyle Eastwood burst onto the jazz scene with his 1998 debut, From There To Here. At that moment in his budding career, the press seemed more preoccupied with his paternal lineage (he’s the son of famed actor-director Clint Eastwood) than his music. Over the course of the four subsequent releases – 2004′s Paris Blue, 2005′s Now, 2009′s Metropolitan and 2011′s Songs from the Chateau – Eastwood built up an impressive body of work while earning respect in musician circles. With his sixth release as a leader, The View From Here on the JazzVillage label, he demonstrates a strong command of both electric and upright basses while expanding into more adventurous territory that is informed as much by jazz as it is by world music. “I’ve always loved music from other countries,” says the Carmel, California native who has resided in Paris for the past eight years. “Living in France, you hear a lot of North African and Middle Eastern music, and you can hear some of those influences on this new recording.”

Accompanied by a London-based crew of stellar young musicians worthy of wide recognition — pianist Andrew McCormack, tenor saxophonist Graeme Blevins, trumpeter Quentin Collins and drummer Martyn Kaine — Eastwood and company blend infectious grooves and outstanding improvisations throughout eleven diverse tracks on The View From Here. “They’re all really talented players,” says Eastwood, “and we’ve been playing together for a while now, developing a real band chemistry. We ended up writing a lot of these new tunes together either at rehearsals or out on the road during last year’s tour around Europe. Sometimes I would come up with a couple of ideas or Andrew might bring something in, then everybody would just add on to it after that.”

This album contains no booklet.

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