Q&A with Kevin Eubanks: Nothing from Something


Q&A with Kevin Eubanks: Nothing from Something

A smooth, scintillating sound emanates from Kevin Eubanks’ recent release, East West Time Line (Mack Avenue).  The former Tonight Show guitarist and his bi-coastal bandmates—East Coasters Jeff “Tain” Watts (drums), Dave Holland (bass), Nicholas Payton (trumpet) and Orrin Evans (piano), with West Coasters Rene Camacho (bass), Mino Cinelu (percussion), Bill Pierce (tenor saxophone) and Marvin “Smitty” Smith (drums)—deliver tracks that shimmer with tonal clarity and superb interplay.  

Radar: Hear the Bicoastal New Album by Guitarist Kevin Eubanks, 'East West Time Line' 

By GARY WALKER  MAR 31, 2017

uitarist Kevin Eubanks' creative power can guide his guitar into the center of any attention: home-cooked Philly funk, a jam at Bradley's, a beautiful duet recording and tour with Stanley Jordan, a power fusion encounter with Dave Holland. And of course a 15-year bandleader on The Tonight Show

Kevin Eubanks previews new album "East West Time Line"

WASHINGTON (ABC7) — Legendary guitarist Kevin Eubanks was part of our lives for more than 15 years as the band leader for "The Tonight Show." Since leaving the program in 2010, he's released three albums, with a new one on the way. Kevin is previewing the new material with eight shows this weekend at Blues Alley, and performed one of the tracks on "Good Morning Washington."

Jazz Notes: Review of Kevin Eubanks’ Superb New Recording: ‘East West Time Line’

By Denin Koch, Contributing Writer ZEALnyc, March 23, 2017

Too often, jazz concept albums are so dedicated to their premise that the music suffers. The tunes aren’t interesting, the rhythm section doesn’t groove, and the soloists are phoning it in. With East West Time Line, however, Kevin Eubanks not only succeeds in creating a concept album full of outstanding music but ultimately delivers one of the finest performances of his storied career.

From The Critic's Desk: A Preview Of 2017 In Jazz

Kevin Eubanks, 'East West Time Line'
on NPR All Things Considered

Kevin Eubanks, whom some might know from his days as the leader of The Tonight Show Band with Jay Leno. His new album is titled East West Time Line and comes out April 7.

McBride: "Kevin didn't do a lot of recording while he was on the show, but all of us in the jazz community have known for years that Kevin is one of the titans of jazz guitar.