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Kyle Eastwood Band
General Event Information
Live Music: Jazz
$22.50 * contact the Venue listed below for ticketing information
Dates and Times:
March 19-20, 7:30-9:00PM
With The View From Here, his sixth release as a leader, Eastwood demonstrates a strong command of both electric and upright basses while expanding into more adventurous territory that is informed as much by world music as it is by jazz. "I've always loved music from other countries," says the California native who has resided in Paris for the last 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."
When he is not on tour Eastwood spends much of his time between Paris, where he has lived on and off for five years, and Los Angeles and is very much at home in France; Eastwood’s preceding release on Rendezvous, Metropolitain, was also recorded in France, so it was natural to look there for an ideal place where he and his musicians could relax for a few days and allow their creative juices to flow. Such a place turned out to be the fabulous 15th Century Couronneau in Ligueux, deep in classic Bordeaux country, and Songs From The Chateau was born.
Kyle Eastwood grew up in Carmel, California and his first memory of playing music was when Clint taught him how to play the left hand bass line of “Boogie Woogie” while he played the right hand solo over the top. While doing his homework Kyle remembers listening 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. Kyle’s childhood had jazz as its soundtrack and he credits his father with introducing him to the joys of the bass line.
A composer, Kyle expanded his film work, creating three pieces of music for the 2004 blockbuster Million Dollar Baby. The film won four Academy Awards.