Earlier this year the musical world lost this brilliant composer and arranger. Pat had an amazing ability to blend the best of jazz and classical musical influences into a big band/orchestral sound. Please refer to his Grammy winner "Threshold" album. He really got started as a top arranger for the top pop vocalists in the late 1960s for the likes of Dionne Warwick, Jack Jones and Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme. Pat brilliantly orchestrated Steve and Eydie's Broadway Show "Golden Rainbow" from 1968. This show had a wonderful score with each song a melodic winner with his arrangments as icing on the cake. A personal favorite of mine was his first album from 1968--"Shades of Today." The tracks included Edu Lobo songs as well as his own compositions using only brass and no wind instruments to a wonderful effect. You may already be familiar with the theme from the 1970s TV series "The Streets of San Francisco," which he wrote. He could do it all writing for TV, motion pictures and in recording studio. He was simply the best in what he did.