Patrick Rydman

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

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Groovy and laid back, he is walking the streets of Gothenburg or other big cities, hangs in bars and cafés, dances the bossa nova and back beat blues and sits and ponders lost love. Many of the songs bear clear traces of Burt Bacharch, in others it sounds like Bo Kaspers (Swedish pop/jazz band) and in some one can associate to the later works of Elvis Costello. Patrick Rydman has been appearing on the music and theatre scenes of Gothenburg for the past 15 years. Here he makes his debut with only original material, is the lead vocalist and plays the trumpet. Pretty much all the tracks are strong melodies that grow on you after a couple of listens

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Albums by Patrick Rydman

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