Kyle Eastwood pays a heartfelt tribute to his father Clint with Eastwood Symphonic, a contemporary musical journey into the heart of the iconic actor-director's legendary career.
The connection between Kyle and Clint Eastwood goes beyond their familial bond; it's their shared love for music that has cemented their relationship over the years. Kyle, a skilled bassist and frontman of a dynamic jazz quintet, previously explored silver screen themes in his 2009 album Cinematic. With Eastwood Symphonic he goes a step further by seamlessly blending his quintet's artistry with the Czech National Symphony Orchestra, led by Grammy-winning conductor Gast Waltzing. This collaborative project is also accompanied by a film produced by Arte, making for a unique homage.
Born in Los Angeles in 1968, Kyle Eastwood grew up surrounded by music within a family of musicians. His journey into music began early, mastering the bass guitar as a child and later honing his skills at the University of Southern California. He embarked on his musical career in the 1990s, forming his jazz band and releasing his debut album From There to Here in 1998. Throughout his career, he's not only released acclaimed albums, but also contributed to film soundtracks.
The Eastwood Symphonic project, initiated by Kyle, marries his jazz quintet's talents with a 65-piece orchestra, delivering moving renditions of themes from his father's films like Gran Torino, Letters From Iwo Jima, Flags Of Our Fathers, and Bridges Of Madison County. The orchestral arrangements are the creation of aforementioned composer and arranger Gast Waltzing from Luxembourg. The project showcases Kyle's exceptional ability to seamlessly blend jazz and orchestral music, crafting a captivating performance that resonates with audiences worldwide. Their fusion of jazz's spontaneity with the grandeur of an orchestra is nothing short of compelling.
Through Eastwood Symphonic, Eastwood's tribute to his father transcends the screen, becoming a musical celebration of a legendary career and a testament to their shared passion for music. The project's artistry shines as it honors the legacy of a remarkable family while delivering an unforgettable experience to music enthusiasts worldwide.
The legendary actor remarked, “In the Eastwood Symphonic, Kyle Eastwood, his jazz quintet, and a symphony orchestra perform 13 soundtracks from my film library. Kyle took some of the most memorable songs, themes, and master collaborations and merged classical and jazz together to salute the pictures’ original directors, composers, arrangers, and conductors. We were honored to have arrangements and baton by the great Gast Waltzing. It is truly a sight to see, and we hope you enjoy the show."