Five lucky Blogcritics' readers will win a copy of the latest Jazz album, Now from Kyle Eastwood. This release doesn't stray too far from the prior Paris Blue and is a mix of acid jazz, modal themes, and some hip-hop influences.
The son of movie legend Clint Eastwood, Kyle first became interested in music when his father taught him how to play the left hand bass line of "Boogie Woogie." By the age of eighteen he was playing electric bass while jamming with friends from school. After two years of film studies at USC he started a one year hiatus to pursue his first passion and never returned. Graduating to the upright, acoustic, and double bass, Kyle's first album, the critically acclaimed From There To Here, was released by Sony in 1998 and featured the vocal talent of Joni Mitchell.
In 2004, Eastwood signed with Candid Records, one of the UK's leading independent Jazz labels. This led to an eventual deal with Rendezvous Entertainment, the same label of Dave Koz, in the states. Paris Blue was released later that year.
NOW was released October 2006, and was produced by Michael Stevens. The album features Graeme Flowers (trumpet) and Dave O’Higgins (tenor saxophone). Ben Cullum is the vocalist as well as co-writer on many tracks.
As if that wasn't an impressive enough resume, Kyle has composed the music for his father's Academy Award winning films, Mystic River and Million Dollar Baby. He and Michael Stevens also provided scores for Clint Eastwood's Flags of Our Fathers and Letters from Iwo Jima.
How to Enter:
- Entries must be mailed to [email protected] and include your name, mailing address, e-mail address and telephone number
- Entries must include the subject line, “Kyle Eastwood Giveaway.”
- Entries must be received by January 15, 2007.
- Winners will be drawn after January 16, 2007.
- Contest is open to United States residents only
- Winners will be notified by e-mail and in the comments section below
- Five prizes consisting of one CD each will be given away.