Patrick Rydman: A Heartache on the Side
A Heartache on the Side
Patrick Rydman (vocals)
I Will Do It (Footprint FRCD 043)
Patrick Rydman (vocals),
Markus Ahlberg (trombone), Fabian Kallerdahl (electric piano), Henrik Cederblom (guitar, vocals), Josef Kallerdahl (bass), Miko Rezler (drums).
Composed by Patrick Rydman.
Recorded: Goteborg, Sweden; released November 2008
Rating: 88/100 (learn more)
Oh no … a jazz vocalist … an electric piano. Please, I've heard it before. We all have. Now, that might sound like the lament of a jaded writer, and surely that sentiment has (perhaps unfairly) colored many a negative review. "A Heartache on the Side" provides convincing evidence, however, that a closed mind tends to flush away great opportunities. Had I followed the usual groupthink, I would have missed out on this jauntily slinky track. With guitarist Henrik Cederblom providing thick and bluesy accompaniment, the song takes on an almost Tom-Waits-by-way-of-Southside-Johnny quality. Factor in the swingin' and randy lines of trombonist Markus Ahlberg, and you've got yourself a genuine good time.
Reviewer: Mark Saleski