Kyle Eastwood

In his new album "Cinematic", Kyle revisit some great themes of the 7th art, from Gran Torino to Pink Panther through Skyfall with the participation of Hugh Coltman and Camille Bertault

Biography

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With a dozen albums to his credit, Kyle Eastwood did not give in on his desire. If he appeared, younger, on the screens, he decided at the end of the adolescence to devote himself to jazz. While composing several musics for his father (Mystic River, Million Dollar Baby or Letters From Iwo Jima), he confirmed his career as a leader over the years. Bass and double – bass player, he remains faithful to a traditional and melodic approach to jazz, which he often enriches with lyrical ornaments. «Cinema is my second passion» he admits. It seemed natural, therefore, that today; his quintet leans on the original film tracks.

The album opens with Bullit, famous for its run-and-chase through the streets of San Francisco, whose soundtrack is by Lalo Schiffrin. A rousing version, where Kyle Eastwood’s ductile double bass stands out from the ensemble, setting the stage for Andrew Mccormack’s facetious piano. Then comes the theme of Taxi Driver, written by Bernard Hermann, the composer of Alfred Hitchcock, whose disturbing introduction recalls the ride of Travis (Robert de Niro), at night, in a New York taxi. To do this, saxophonist Brandon Allen and trumpeter Quentin Collins revive a melody known to all. In the company of the singer Camille Bertault, the quintet also gives a rhythmic rereading of the Moulins de mon coeur, a nostalgic hymn by Michel Legrand.

John Williams for Clint Eastwood wrote the next theme, The Eiger Sanction. No symphonic orchestration, important to the main composer of George Lucas, but a tightened formation, where is distinguished the sensual play of the pianist Andrew Mccormack. As for the brass, always in unison, they redouble their vigor. Melancholy is not forgotten, thanks to the caressing voice of the singer Hugh Coltman, on the theme of Gran Torino, composed by Eastwood father and son. The band doesn’t miss a bit of humour either, with Henry Mancini’s classic, Pink Panther Theme. Listening to it, one is surprised to think that this ritournelle was first a work of refined jazz.

No movie soundtrack without Ennio Morricone, who designed the ballad for the feature film «Vertiges», Per Le Antiche Scale. All the poetry of the Italian genius is subtly evoked by the pianist of the group, very sensitive to the play of Kyle Eastwood.

He masters another music by Henry Mancini: the one from the film Charade, by the late Stanley Donen, which directed Audrey Hepburn, immersed in a disturbing story. Perfectly united, the musicians give a challenging interpretation of this theme, transcended by the daring arrangements of Brandon Allen.

Kyle Eastwood’s own compositions are not neglected. Unforgiven is taken back in a trio with contrast and depth. The song of Skyfall, one of the last James Bond, is treated in a singular way, giving free rein to the inventive improvisations of jazzmen. Finally, a clean Gran Torino instrumental contributes to perfect this successful tribute. Kyle Eastwood embraced Marcel Proust’s phrase, “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.”. Through his humble and respectful approach to these songs, known to a great many, he brings original works, which have become classics over time, up-to-date

 

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Incoming shows

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Jazz en Comminges Saint Gaudens

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Salle Gaveau Paris

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Festival de Jazz Malaga

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theatre Pavon Madrid

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Théâtre Ducourneau Agen

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Nevers Jazz festival Nevers

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Théâtre de Puteaux Puteaux

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Espace Juliobona Lillebonne

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Le Radiant Bellevue Lyon

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Jazz à Conilhac Conilhac Corbières

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Le Colisée Lens

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Avel Vor Plougastel

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Salle des Fêtes Savigny sur Orge

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Cinema Paradiso St Pölten Autriche

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Cinema Paradiso Baden - Autriche

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Fasanomusica Fasano

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Théâtre du Cormier Cormeilles en Parisis

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Teatro Splendor Aosta

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Centro Culturale Candiani Venise

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Duc des Lombards Paris

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Duc des Lombards Paris

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Duc des Lombards Paris

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Festival Jazz'titudes Laon

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Théâtre de l'Allegria Le Plessis Robinson

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La Dolce Vita Andernos

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Le Cormier Cormeilles en Parisis

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Espace des Arts Chalon sur Saone

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Swing à Mirepoix Mirepoix

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L'Arsenal Metz

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Théâtre Saint Louis Cholet

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Halle aux Draps Tournai

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Forum Jacques Prevert Carros

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Le Médiator Perpignan

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Château Rouge Annemasse

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Trondheim Jazz festival Trondheim

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Maijazz Stavanger

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Théâtre de Longjumeau Longjumeau

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Théâtre de la Vallée de l'Yerres Brunoy

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Scène nationale Alençon

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Théâtre d'Abbeville Abbeville

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Pavillon Jazz Festival Pavillon sous Bois