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Studio album by Patrice Rushen
Released 1974
Recorded 1973-1974
Genre Jazz
Length mm:ss
Label Prestige
Producer Reggie Andrews
Patrice Rushen chronology
Before the Dawn
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 3/5 stars[2]

Prelusion is the first album R&B singer Patrice Rushen. The first of three albums she would record with Prestige Records, the album was mainly Instrumental jazz which was her main focus as a singer before becoming a full-time R&B singer four years later after signing with Elektra Records. Released in 1974, the album showed great promise for Rushen in the Instrumental jazz genre with songs like "Haw-Right Now", "Shortie's Portion", and "Puttered Bopcorn".[3]

The album only leaves people to speculate on where her career in jazz might have gone had she not switched to R&B singing in 1978. In 1998, Prelusion was reissued along with Rushen's second album, Before the Dawn, on a single 77-minute CD; unfortunately, "Puttered Bopcorn" was deleted due to space limitations.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed and arranged by Patrice Rushen

  1. "Shortie's Portion"
  2. "7/73"
  3. "Haw Right Now"
  4. "Traverse"
  5. "Puttered Bopcorn"



  1. ^ Henderson, Alex (2011). "Prelusion - Patrice Rushen | AllMusic". Retrieved 17 July 2011. 
  2. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 173. ISBN 0-394-72643-X. 
  3. ^ Allmusic: Prelusion. Retrieved 12 June 2010.