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Kyle Eastwood talks about jazz and life with Clint

Kyle Eastwood talks about jazz and life with Clint

When Kyle Eastwood was growing up in the San Francisco Bay area during the 1970s, a special father-son tradition was the annual outing to see some of the old man’s favorite players, none of them named Mays, McCovey or Montefusco. Instead there was Count Basie, Dizzy Gillespie and Sarah Vaughan, all met backstage at the Monterey Jazz Festival. “My father would take me and I’d be running around —  I was very young, 9 or 10 — and I’d meet people in passing. Louie Bellson, Stan Getz, Sara Vaughan, a bunch of people like that,” says Eastwood, recalling the unique access afforded by the celebrity of his father, filmmaker and actor Clint...

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