I first got into Patrice Rushin's music opon returning from Saigon in 1975! Being an avid Herbie Handcock fan, I had herd that she came highly recommended by him. I was facinated by the tune "Before the dawn" as were my Nam buddies!The biggest thrill came when we accually met her in Hawaii in early 76. She was so cool, and I tried my best to get her out on a date being that we were the same age. (I think she might have went, had my friend not been such a "Block", LOL! We continued to be fans of her music well into the 90s, but still there was desire to see her return to "straight ahead" jazz! I can't recommend "Before the Dawn" enough! Once out of print, but now through the magic of compact disk, bigger and better than ever!