Paris Blue

Paris Blue

by Kyle Eastwood
     
 

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The son of a well-known jazz aficionado and part-time composer (who also occasionally acts in and directs movies), Kyle Eastwood deserves to be known for more than his famous parentage. Only his second album as a leader in a fairly long sideman career, Paris Blue kicks off with the phenomenal "Big Noise (From Winnetka)," a collision between acid jazzSee more details below

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The son of a well-known jazz aficionado and part-time composer (who also occasionally acts in and directs movies), Kyle Eastwood deserves to be known for more than his famous parentage. Only his second album as a leader in a fairly long sideman career, Paris Blue kicks off with the phenomenal "Big Noise (From Winnetka)," a collision between acid jazz turntablism and hard bop in the mid-'50s Miles Davis style that works on both levels. (The more dance-oriented remix at album's end cutely emphasizes the oddball whistled hook but is otherwise an overlong, plodding mess.) Following that powerhouse opener, the bassist and his sidemen travel through more atmospheric realms (the lovely but dread-filled noir soundtrack "Marrakech"), an updated take on Creed Taylor-style fusion ("Muse," for muted trumpet and big blocky electric piano chords, is like In a Silent Way gone easy listening, in the best possible sense), and a variety of other styles. As both a bassist and a bandleader, Eastwood knows not to hog the spotlight: bass solos are rarely a good idea, and he wisely limits himself to one extended showcase at the introduction to the West Coast cool-style gem "Le Pont Royal." Overall, Paris Blue is a most pleasant surprise by a player who clearly both knows his history and respects his current musical surroundings.

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Product Details

Release Date:
09/20/2005
Label:
Rendezvous
UPC:
0881284511327
catalogNumber:
5113
Rank:
19485

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Kyle Eastwood   Primary Artist,Bass
John Beasley   Piano,Electric Piano
Vinnie Colaiuta   Drums
Kendall Kay   Drums
Alan Pasqua   Piano
Jim Rotondi   Trumpet
Doug Webb   Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Michael Stevens   Keyboards
Lee Thornberg   Trumpet
Stéphane Huchard   Drums
Manuel Rocheman   Piano,Electric Piano

Technical Credits

Dave Koz   Executive Producer
Kyle Eastwood   Composer,Horn Arrangements
Hyman Katz   Executive Producer
Dennis Moody   Engineer
Ron Moss   Management
M. Stevens   Composer
Doug Webb   Horn Arrangements
Ian Cooper   Mastering
Michael Stevens   Programming,Producer,Engineer,Audio Production
Frank Cody   Executive Producer
Stephane Malca   Producer
Christophe Marais   Engineer
Clint Eastwood   Whistle

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