Kyle Eastwood @ Maidstone
Friday 25th April 2014
With Andrew McCormack (piano), Quentin Collins (trumpet), Graeme Blevins (sax), Chris Draper (drums).
"Considerable charm and unassuming excellence" - The Times.
Kyle Eastwood grew up in Carmel, California, as the eldest son of actor Clint Eastwood. As a child he listened to records of jazz stars such as Duke Ellington, Count Basie and Miles Davis playing in the house. His father had been attending the Monterey Jazz Festival since it began in 1958 and when his children were born it became a yearly family outing.
His latest album, "The View From Here" (Jazzvillage, Harmonia Mundi), embraces this musical heritage which goes back to the soundtrack of his youth when his father introduced him to the joys of the bass line.
Today Kyle Eastwood is less and less the son of Clint [Eastwood] and more of a universally respected musician and leader in his own right. A virtuoso bassist on electric and upright as well as a talented composer with a keen ear for great tunes as well as the subtleties of modern jazz, he is right at the forefront of the contemporary scene, having chosen to immerse himself in the music he loves.
"Eastwood's music is all about style" - Jazzwise.