Jazz musician Kyle Eastwood has an interesting background in jazz: his father, the actor/director Clint Eastwood, is a rabid enthusiast, and has made a film about Charlie Parker and a documentary about Thelonious Monk. Eastwood is a bassist ... Full Descriptionwho knows his jazz history, and 2005's PARIS BLUE is his second album as a leader. Fusing post-bop with ambient atmospheres, Eastwood gives his compositions a contemporary edge. The best example of this past/present mash-up is the opener "Big Noise," which collages hip-hop-influenced breakbeats with a pulsing, bass-driven groove (the album also includes two club-ready remixes). In all, PARIS BLUE is a solid, varied, and entertaining recording that should appeal to fans of both old-school jazz and its myriad off-shoots. Muzycy: Vinnie Colaiuta - drums Clint Eastwood - whistle Doug Webb - soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone Lee Thornberg - trumpet Kyle Eastwood - bass instrument Michael Stevens - keyboards, programming Kendall Kay JazzTimes (p.72) - "[T]he funky 'Cosmo' has a catchy head for the horns to play, and when Eastwood's band gets a chance for some straightahead soloing in 'Le Pont Royal' the results swing pretty hard."