Prelusion/Before the Dawn

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
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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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/17/1998
  • Label: Prestige
  • UPC: 025218520720
  • Catalog Number: 24207
  • Sales rank: 48,098

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Shortie's Portion (8:42)
  2. 2 7/73 (12:32)
  3. 3 Haw Right Now (8:00)
  4. 4 Traverse (10:53)
  5. 5 Kickin' Back (7:35)
  6. 6 What's The Story (5:15)
  7. 7 Jubilation (5:58)
  8. 8 Before The Dawn (8:18)
  9. 9 Razzia (9:41)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Patrice Rushen Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Keyboards, Tambourine, Hand Clapping, Cabasa
Hadley Caliman Flute, Alto Flute, Soprano Saxophone
Hubert Laws Flute, Alto Flute
Kenneth Nash Percussion
Reggie Andrews Hand Clapping
Oscar Brashear Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Leon "Ndugu" Chancler Drums
Tony Dumas Bass
Josie James Vocals, Hand Clapping
Harvey Mason Sr. Drums
Charles Meeks Bass, Hand Clapping
Lee Ritenour Guitar
Brenda White Hand Clapping
Technical Credits
Patrice Rushen Arranger
Eddie Harris Engineer
Reggie Andrews Producer
Kirk Felton Remastering
Skip Shimmin Engineer, Remixing
Zan Stewart Liner Notes
Jamie Putnam Art Direction
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