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Prelusion / Before The Dawn [Import]

Patrice Rushen Audio CD

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This 1998 CD reissues keyboardist Patrice Rushen's first two recordings as a leader except for one selection ("Puttered Bopcorn") from the first date that was left out due to lack of space. Twenty at the time of the earlier set, Rushen showed a great deal of potential for the future, potential that (at least in the jazz world) was unfortunately never realized. Rushen is heard on the Prelusion album heading a septet that includes tenor-saxophonist Joe Henderson (the most memorable soloist), trumpeter Oscar Brashear, trombonist George Bohanon and Hadley Caliman on reeds; the music is essentially advanced hard bop with touches of fusion. The later date has a similar group (without Henderson) and with guest spots for flutist Hubert Laws and guitarist Lee Ritenour. The R&B-ish vocal by Josie James on "What's the Story" hints at where Rushen would be going in the future: straight to the pop market. So overall this CD, which should have served as a bright beginning for the young keyboardist, is practically the artistic high point of Patrice Rushen's erratic career

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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Before the Dawn 7 Aug 2003
By James Fulton - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
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!
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great CD 15 Jan 2003
By Reginald Tyler - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I owned both of these albums on vinyl but I'm sure glad I repurchased them on CD. I've always loved Patrice's music and I forgot how good her early music sounded. I especially love Jubilation and and Before the Dawn. It was also great to hear some vintage 1970's Joe Henderson and Hubert Laws solos. A great supporting cast.....I highly recommend this CD. 200 Stars!!
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Album 21 Jan 2014
By Wulfgar Darkenwald - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
An amazing debut album from musical prodigy Patrice Rushen; who would later become one of the premier pianist / keyboardist in popular music.
4.0 out of 5 stars hidden classic 20 May 2011
By Neils C. Dunn - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
jazzy start for Rushen at her roots before going mainstream. nice slow cuts, upper tempo ones not that impressive.
2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great! 20 Oct 1999
By N. A. Loughran - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I have been after the album Prelusion for years and managed to buy the re-issue along with Before the Dawn last year. The standout track has to be H'Awright Now (imagine Herbie Hancock Rhodes solo's 1973-1977), although this isn't really indicative of the rest of the album, which is more in the style of Herbie (again) Speak like a Child era... modal jazz.
I don't really care much for the tracks on Before the Dawn as they sound very dated, but Celebration is a great Chick Corea'esque latin track with great flute solos from Hubert Laws.
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