|Studio album by Patrice Rushen|
|Patrice Rushen chronology|
|The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide|||
Prelusion was the debut album from jazz musician and later R & B recording artist 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 an artist before focusing on popular R & B recordings 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".
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.
All tracks composed and arranged by Patrice Rushen
- "Shortie's Portion"
- "Haw Right Now"
- "Puttered Bopcorn"
- Patrice Rushen - vocals, piano, keyboards, electric piano, synthesizer, clavinet
- Joe Henderson - tenor saxophone
- Hadley Caliman - flute, alto flute & soprano saxophone
- Oscar Brashear - trumpet, flugelhorn
- George Bohanon - trombone
- Tony Dumas - bass
- Leon "Ndugu" Chancler - drums
- Kenneth Nash - percussion