Sunday, August 05, 2007

PATRICE RUSHEN: Prelusion (1974)

PATRICE RUSHEN: Prelusion (Prestige P-10089 - 1974)

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. Rushen would later add singing to
her increasingly commercial style in the late 70's/early 80's
culminating in the wonderful hits Forget-Me-Nots and Remind Me. Her
later albums for Elektra Patrice, Posh and Pizzazz all feature excellent
boogie/soul tracks such as Number One, Music of the Earth and Wishful
Thinking - recently covered by 4 Hero on Talkin' Loud.

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