4 August 2007

PATRICE RUSHEN - PRELUSION





















Patrice Rushen for Prestige from 1974.
A fantastic bit of hard fusion from Patrice before she started warbling and going for the commercial market featuring Joe Henderson on Tenor-Highly Recommended.Here's Kirk DeGiorgio's take on it from his excellent Hall Of Fame.
Barely out of her teens - keyboardist Patrice Rushen started a trio of great albums for Prestige: Prelusion, Before the Dawn and Shout It Out in 1974 with guest Joe Henderson on tenor sax. Whilst the majority of side two veers into hard Headhunters style jazz/funk its the whole of side one that captures the attention. Both tracks are written by Rushen who plays acoustic and electric pianos as well as clavinet and ARP synthesisers. Both arrangements are lengthy, almost movie soundtrack in feel with excellent horn arrangements.
And here's Dusty Groove's review:
A great set from Patrice Rushen -- very different than her later R&B work from the 80s! The record's her first, and at the time, Patrice was much more of a jazz artist -- working here with a cool west coast set of players (Joe Henderson on tenor, Hadley Caliman on alto and soprano, and Oscar Brashear on trumpet), playing a range of keyboards, from acoustic and electric piano, to ARP, and clavinet. The tracks are long, and have a wonderfully composed soul jazz vibe -- feeling a heck of a lot like work on labels like Strata East, deeply dipping into a soulful bag that's solid and real, with no fakery or tricks to make the mood happen.
Ripped @320 from the Japanese cd reissue from 1993.

15 comments:

who FEELS IT KNOWS IT said...

Hey..could you put up the Al Tanner Quintet Lp sometime..??
would be good to feel that one again..Regards..

bacoso said...

al tanner was not posted here-it was over at jazzheads.I haven't got a copy.

steve.d said...

keyboard master patrice,she just has that special touch,great lp,
thank you.

CrocodileChuck said...

Mr Vibemaster,

Just a brief note to convey my thanks for your great site-interesting mashup of great music of my youth (and some I can hardly remember) on vinyl.
Thanks, mate!

CrocodileChuck, Sydney, Australia

CrocodileChuck said...

Mr Vibemaster,

Just a brief note to convey my thanks for your great site-interesting mashup of great music of my youth (and some I can hardly remember) on vinyl.
Thanks, mate!

CrocodileChuck, Sydney, Australia

Robert said...

thanks Bacoso!!

etnobofin said...

Wow, the Patrice Rushen album is a bit of a catch - thanks for the introduction :-)

katonah said...

at last, been hitting and preaching this site since christmas. the grossman have hit me the hardest .. homepage status

ionplayer said...

Good stuff, thanks!

Thor said...

Thanks SO MUCH for posting this. Such a hot album!!!

xmnr0x23 said...

Hey B, who produced this album? Thanks.

Andy said...

Thank you,top stuff indeed.

FOL said...

Ella es una de las mejores pianistas de jazz que he escuchado. Y ese disco tiene una produccion musical unica.!!! Gracias

FOL said...

Ella es la mejor!!

Philemon said...

Any chance of a re-up? I have the 1998 reissue that includes the Before the Dawn album, but it omits a song from Prelusion. Best wishes...