Bassist Kyle Eastwood is an in-demand performer and bandleader whose sound straddles the line between straight-ahead acoustic post-bop and contemporary jazz.
The son of legendary actor Clint Eastwood, Eastwood inherited his father's well-known love of jazz music, becoming a respected session player during the early '90s and later fronting his own quartet. In 1998, he issued his solo debut, From There to Here. He then returned with the pop- and soul-influenced Paris Blue in 2005 and Now in 2006. Three years later, Eastwood delivered the contemporary-leaning Metropolitan, which featured appearances by drummer Manu Katche, keyboardist Eric Legnini, and trumpeter Till Brönner.
During this period, he also supplied music to several of his father's films, including Letters to Iwo Jima, Invictus, and J. Edgar. He then joined trumpeter Graeme Flowers and saxophonist Graeme Blevins for 2011's Songs from the Chateau. The bassist then signed with the Jazz Village label and delivered 2013's The View from Here, followed by 2015's Timepieces. In 2017, he returned with his eighth studio album, In Transit, featuring a guest appearance by saxophonist Stefano Di Battista, and in 2019 he issued the aptly named Cinematic, which was comprised of music from films. ~ Jason Ankeny, Rovi