Songs From The Chateau contains more than a casual nod towards France, Kyle Eastwood s second country. The opener Marciac gets the program underway in impressive fashion whilst the admirably atmospheric Moon Over Couronneau shows off the group s collective talent. This is in turn underpinned by Kyle himself, who then comes to the fore on Apertif - a sharpener that goes down as smooth as its namesake. The band is tight through the album and inventive highlights abound. Andalucia is descriptive, enhanced by Kyle s virtuostic solo and hypnotic bass figure, permeated by the haunting trumpet of Graeme Flowers. Flowers flugelhorn and Kyle s stylish bass lead again on Over The Line while the album finishes with a fond reminiscence of London s favorite jazz haunt, Down at Ronnie s. The band confidently struts its stuff with a highly charged dialogue between the horns, bringing to a close what may well be the best of Eastwood s albums to date.