|Studio album by Patrice Rushen|
|Patrice Rushen chronology|
|The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide|||
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".
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