Originally Posted by bass_lord_mutha
I was rummaging through some CD's at a local music store and came across a CD by Kyle Eastwood called Paris Blue. I had first heard about him about 10 years ago watching an interview with Clint Eastwood in which he was mentioned as being a jazz bassist and composer but until now I've never heard his work. I've gotta say I'm pretty impressed with his playing and songwriting. I enjoy his electric bass playing more than his double bass playing on this album, but he's definitely no slouch either way. Has anyone else here heard this particular album, and if so how does it compare to any of his other works?
I have listened to every album he's done *except* Paris Blue - Now, Metropolitain, Songs from the Chateau, and the just released View From Here.
I'm still working through the View from Here, but every other album I've found spectacular. They are distinct from each other, they are varied, they are deep and most of all they are incredibly listenable. They grab me and hold my attention.
The bass is not a feature on most tracks, but I don't know if that's a testament to his skill as a player that compositionally he has it perfectly suited to every track.
Amazing composer, crazy good tunes, I'm surprised he's not got a bigger presence here.