Pat Van Dyke has been a busy man. He’s playing a ton of live shows, having studio sessions with a multitude of diverse musicians, and putting out quality records quite often. His latest, Right On Time, available on Jarkarta Records out of Berlin, Germany is a beautiful ride through soul, jazz, breaks, bossa nova, and other assorted keyboard vibes. Fans of jazz and soulful music alike will be able to appreciate this latest effort from one of New Jersey’s talented players. A blast of fresh air, Right On Time has been a featured record in the FMF offices since it came in the mail.
The title track, “Right On Time” is some mellow gold. A jazz piece for a Sunday morning after a late night, strong coffee brewing and this tune as a soundtrack to a day ahead of you. “Science Fiction”, with it’s fuzzy guitars and synth lines has a quality cinematic sound to it. Weaving in and out of aural landscapes, this track is one of our favorites on the LP. Pat’s love for some Brazil sounds shines through on “Bossa Breaks”, while “White Walls” synths its way into your ears one note at a time along side some hard hitting drums. “One For Shuggie”, and there is only one Shuggie people, shuffles along lovely with some greasy organ and raw drums. Put this one on repeat for sure. “Pocket”, the most upbeat track on the record closes out Right On Time with some funky jazz before the end credit track carries you home. Van Dyke is steeped with many influences: jazz, hip hop, soul, reggae, bossa, and this record is a culmination of them all. Moving forward always in all ways, Van Dyke is not only right on time with this LP, but right on as well. Stream the record below:
Check out the album release party this Wednesday, May 6th at Drom in NYC. Here are the details:
Right On Time Record Release Show! – 9:00 Doors, 9:30 Start
85 Avenue A (between 5th & 6th)
New York, New York
212 777 1157
Price: $10 Advance / $12 Door
Pre-Order your discounted tickets here.
The event starts off with a set by the legendary DJ Spinna. The record release party features an all-star band performing Right On Time from top to bottom.
Pat Van Dyke – Drums
Jesse Fischer – Keys
David Stolarz – Keys
Matt Chertkoff – Guitar
Josh David Barrett – Bass
Rich Polatchek – Trumpet
Bryan Beninghove – Sax
Peter Lin – Trombone
John Robinson – MC
Purchase the record here.