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Ramatuelle Jazz Festival 2016
In 2016, at the Jazz à Ramatuelle Festival, Kyle Eastwood and his faithful quintet revisit memorable standards while performing some of their original compositions. Son of actor Clint Eastwood, who provided him with a solid film and jazz education, Kyle began his career as a composer for his father's film The Rookie, released in 1990. His style is the fruit of this fertile mixture and shines through in all its splendor throughout this memorable performance.
A realistic cosmopolitanism emerges from this concert. It includes Arabian-themed pieces such as Marrakech, or Japanese ones, such as the composition from the film Letters from Iwo Jima, directed by Kyle Eastwood himself. This poetic movie earned him the Japanese Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 2007. Thus, one may say that this concert has a cinematic modernism, made of subtle and sibylline harmonies.