Born: January 14, 1969 Primary Instrument: Vocalist
Patrick Rydman is a rare occurence on the Swedish music scene: A male jazz singer of the younger generation who furthermore writes his own material. His music sounds like “poetic singer/songwriter jazz with strong pop sentiments and a little bit of circus”, according to Patrick himself. Influenced by songwriters like Bacharach, Jobim, Paddy McAloon, Bill Withers and Joni Mitchell, raised on pop songs and tunes from the Great American Songbook, the resulting mix is Patrick’s own: melodic, personal, groovy, intimate and full of variation. He is backed by some of Sweden’s hottest musicians: Fabian Kallerdahl (MusicMusicMusic, Galore) on keyboards, Josef Kallerdahl (MusicMusicMusic, Josef & Erika, New Tango Orquesta) on bass, Henrik Cederblom (Sofia Karlsson, Freddie Wadling, Den Fule) on guitar and Miko Rezler (Stefan Andersson, Magnum Coltrane Price, Valdemar) on drums. Other guests include Lisen Rylander (Midaircondo, The Splendor) on sax and vocals, Malin Dahlström (ex Midaircondo, Disdishdance) on vocals, and Johan Håkansson (Ebbot Lundberg, Timo Räisänen, Daniel Lemma) on drums. Patrick Rydman has been seen and heard on the Gothenburg music and theater scene for the past 15 years. He is a singing, composing and arranging member of the vocal ensemble Amanda. He has produced and written songs for other artists, worked as a theater musician and composer for stage and radio, sung Burt Bacharach-hits in the cult show The Missing Fortnight and been a featured vocal soloist with Bohuslän Big Band in several productions. I Will Do It is his debut as a solo artist.
Awards:Twice the recipient of the STIM-stipend (STIM is the Swedish performing rights society).
Anders Eklind, Arbetarbladet (Four stars out of five)
I Will Do It is Patrick Rydman's debut CD. It's a varied album with ingredients from several different styles, but the basis is jazz with a pop signature, where we can find earlier greats like for instance Tony Bennett and contemporaries like Harry Connick Jr, Jamie Cullum and Diana Krall. What Patrick presents here is tranquil, smooth and melancholy and finds its place in the smoky jazz club rather than on the big concert arena. With the jazz hat on, the CD is also a nice fusion of different styles; from blues, pop, jazz to soul. Both melodically homogenous and experimental.
Pär Berglund, meadowmusic.se
Talented Gothenburg-based singer presents a more mature Jamie Cullum- style: popbluesjazzsinatraretro in the shape of a bunch of smart original tunes, plus lyrics sprinkled with witty expressions and turns of phrases. Patrick Rydman deals with stompy stuff and ballads with equal finesse and jazz feeling. He is accompanied by very competent players.
Alexander Agrell, Sydsvenskan
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