Kyle Eastwood – The View From Here

Released on March 19, 2013, ‘The View From Here‘ is the sixth release as a leader by American bassist Kyle Eastwood.

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Track listing1.From Rio to Havana (Graeme Blevins / Quentin Collins / Kyle Eastwood / Graeme Flowers / Martyn Kaine / Andrew McCormack) – 06:012.For M.E. (Kyle Eastwood / Graeme Flowers / Andrew McCormack) – 04:433.The View from Here (Graeme Blevins / Kyle Eastwood / Graeme Flowers / Martyn Kaine / Andrew McCormack) – 07:164.Sirocco (Graeme Blevins / Kyle Eastwood / Graeme Flowers / Martyn Kaine / Andrew McCormack) – 06:405.Luxor (Kyle Eastwood / Andrew McCormack) – 08:296.Une Nuit au Sénégal (Graeme Blevins / Kyle Eastwood / Graeme Flowers / Martyn Kaine / Andrew McCormack) – 06:017.The Way Home (Graeme Blevins / Quentin Collins / Kyle Eastwood / Martyn Kaine / Andrew McCormack) – 06:028.The Promise (Kyle Eastwood / Andrew McCormack) – 05:229.Mistral (Graeme Flowers) – 04:5310.Summer Gone (Kyle Eastwood / Martyn Kaine / Andrew McCormack) – 04:4811.Route de la Buissonne (Kyle Eastwood / Graeme Flowers / Andrew McCormack) – 05:20PersonnelKyle Eastwood – Bass (Electric), Double BassGraeme Blevins – Sax (Soprano), Sax (Tenor)Quentin Collins – Flugelhorn, TrumpetMartyn Kaine – DrumsAndrew McCormack – Piano, Piano (Electric)Gérard De Haro – Engineer, MixingJean-Baptiste Millot – PhotographyReleased by Jazz Village on March 19, 2013.
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The Telegraph
Why Kyle Eastwood chose jazz over cinemaAs well as an African influence, you clearly hear Ellington and even Art Blakey in the mix. Kyle Eastwood says: I felt it was important to have strong melodies and to have space for improvisation. I love the idea of building harmonies around two horns — I was always impressed by Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers in that way — and the richness of the song Un Nuit Au Senegal sprung out of messing around with the drummer Martyn Kaine and the guys.

BBC
The end result is Eastwood’s finest album to date, one which has a timeless quality and nothing to pin it to the 21st century. In fact, it could easily have originated in any of the past four decades.

All About Jazz
On the album cover, Eastwood is pictured holding a double bass, but it’s his fluid, lyrical approach to the electric bass guitar that results in the album’s loveliest moments. His playing on Summer Gone is rich and romantic, the upper register phrases on For M.E. have the precision, speed and lyricism of the great flamenco bassist Carles Benavent.

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