12 Songs, 1 Hour 5 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Bassist Kyle Eastwood, son of longtime jazz advocate Clint Eastwood, plays like someone with the music in his blood. Based in Paris, he fronts a quintet of fiery British musicians, including trumpeter Quentin Collins, saxophonist Brandon Allen, and pianist Andrew McCormack. Saxophonist Stefano di Battista guests on four tracks, including Ennio Morricone’s surpassingly melodic “Cinema Paradiso (Love Theme).” A gritty, soulfully swinging mood prevails, not least on “Rockin’ Ronnie’s” and the Count Basie gem “Blues in Hoss’ Flat.”

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EDITORS’ NOTES

Bassist Kyle Eastwood, son of longtime jazz advocate Clint Eastwood, plays like someone with the music in his blood. Based in Paris, he fronts a quintet of fiery British musicians, including trumpeter Quentin Collins, saxophonist Brandon Allen, and pianist Andrew McCormack. Saxophonist Stefano di Battista guests on four tracks, including Ennio Morricone’s surpassingly melodic “Cinema Paradiso (Love Theme).” A gritty, soulfully swinging mood prevails, not least on “Rockin’ Ronnie’s” and the Count Basie gem “Blues in Hoss’ Flat.”

Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

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3 Ratings

The Fearmakers ,

Cool Old Sound

Sounds good because it sounds old and woody. Not like most new jazz. It reminds me of a bar you'd go into with few customers and the music is the best thing going. The saxophone has a nice mellow trumpet aura unlike sometimes sax can be too much, drowning out the other instruments (like a Jack Bruce album I got on iTunes last month). Of course it's Kyle Eastwood on bass who means everything, and the other instruments grow from the heart of that instrument, a standup bass at that in step with subliminally smooth drums and another lonesome barroom fixture in the piano. Very mellow and not background brainless.

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