Paris Blue

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All Music Guide - Stewart Mason
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...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stewart Mason
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: 9/20/2005
  • Label: Rendezvous
  • UPC: 881284511327
  • Catalog Number: 5113
  • Sales rank: 343,332

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Big Noise (3:40)
  2. 2 Marrakech (5:58)
  3. 3 Muse (5:50)
  4. 4 Le Pont Royal (6:44)
  5. 5 Solferino (6:28)
  6. 6 Cosmo (5:34)
  7. 7 Paris Blue (8:17)
  8. 8 Big Noise (7:19)
  9. 9 Marrakech (5:50)
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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
St├ęphane 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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