Friday, June 22, 2018

Pat Van Dyke - Hello, Summer (June 22, 2018)

Hello, Summer is out 6/22 on Cotter Records / Stereo Vision Recordings

Pat Van Dyke is a drummer, composer, producer, and band leader.  Equally comfortable behind the drum kit, as he is penning compositions at the Fender Rhodes, PVD balances the rhythmic intensity of true-school hip hop with the rich harmony & refreshing subtlety of jazz.  Drawing from a diverse palette of sounds, Pat’s music features live instrumentation alongside analog synthesizers, lush horns, and vintage keyboards, straddling the boundaries of electronic music, jazz, and golden era hip-hop.  

Pat's music has been praised by tastemakers and DJs around the globe such as Gilles Peterson, Bobbito Garcia, & DJ Spinna, as well as being featured on such TV networks as FOX, NBC, MTV, VH1, & Comedy Central, and providing the soundtrack to viral videos from the likes of VICE Magazine & Jerry Seinfeld’s “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee”.   

Along with a rotating cast of NYC's finest musicians, PVD has brought his unique LIVE blend of soul-jazz & organic hip-hop to packed houses at The Blue Note, S.O.B's, NJPAC, The Knitting Factory, Southpaw, as well as other venues; large & small, throughout NYC & beyond.   Recent releases include two full length LPs; ‘Technicolor HI-FI’ (Cotter Records), ‘Right On Time’ (Jakarta Records - Germany), a limited edition vinyl 7" with (mc) John Robinson entitled "Miles & Trane": a hip hop tribute to the two jazz legends, as well as a 7” Vinyl Release with the legendary DJ Spinna.

1. Lotus 04:49
2. Chaos & Confusion 05:20
3. Return of the Bossa Break 03:43
4. Clockwork 03:32
5. Like They Used To Say 04:45
6. Go-Go 02:30
7. Hello, Summer 04:38
8. Blues For Benny 04:44
9. Stone Road 03:54
10. Gutterball 03:40
11. All I Need (Outro) 02:47


1) Lotus - Zac Colwell - Tenor Solo, Jesse Fischer - Rhodes Solo
2) Chaos and Confusion - Matt Chertkoff - Guitar Solo
3) Return of The Bossa Break - David Stolarz - Wurlitzer Solo
4) Clockwork - Zac Colwell - Tenor Solo
5) Like They Used To Say - Jesse Fischer - Rhodes Solo, Zac Colwell - Flute Solo


6) Go-Go - David Stolarz - Organ Solo
7) Hello, Summer - Zac Colwell - Flute Solo
8) Blues For Benny - Eric “Benny” Bloom - Trumpet Solo
9) Stone Road - David Stolarz - Wurlitzer Solo
10) Gutterball
11) All I Need (Outro) - Zac Colwell - Tenor Solo

Written, Performed, Recorded, Mixed, and Produced by Pat Van Dyke (BMI 550131251)
Published by PVD Music (BMI 1811436)
All Instruments played by Pat Van Dyke, except where noted.

Additional Performances from

Zac Colwell, Tenor Saxophone and Flute - Tracks 1,2,4,6,7,9,10
Richard Polatchek - Trumpet - Tracks 1,3,6,8,10
Joey Johnson - Tenor Saxophone - Tracks 2,4,5,7,8
Peter Lin - Trombone - Tracks 1,2,3,4,5,6,8,10,11
Sam Hoytt - Trumpet - Tracks 2,4,7,9
Nick Grinder - Trombone - Tracks 2,4,7
Ryan Anselmi - Tenor Saxophone - Tracks 3,8
David Levy - Trumpet - Tracks 5,8,11
David Stolarz - Organ - Tracks 6,8,11

Mastered by K-Def
Artwork and Layout by Andres Jimenez
Cover Photo by Steven Bley

"Like They Used to Say" is the second single from Pat Van Dyke's forthcoming album "Hello, Summer". Warm, jazz vibes that are perfect to soundtrack your summer.

"Like They Used to Say" - the last track written and recorded for "Hello, Summer" is an original tune influenced by the sounds of "Young-Holt Unlimited" and features Van Dyke on piano, bass, guitar, drums, percussion, and synths. Jesse Fischer lends his talents to the song providing a beautiful Fender Rhodes solo while Zac Colwell plays flute. The horn parts were written by Pat and played by Dave Levy (Trumpet), Joey Johnson (Sax) and Peter Lin (Trombone).

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