Patrice Rushen – Before The Dawn

Patrice Rushen’s second album — and a very sweet batch of keyboard funk! The record has Patrice working in a groove that’s almost like that of Herbie Hancock at the time — using lots of electric piano, clavinet, and synth to craft some mighty fine jazz funk grooves. The group’s a monster assemblage of Fantasy jazz players like Hubert Laws, Lee Ritenour, Hadley Caliman, and Harvey Mason — and the session crackles with a tight edge that you’ll never find in any of Patrice’s later work. One of our favorite early Rushen sets, and probably one of our favorite overall! Tracks are long, with lots of great spacey grooves, and titles include “Razzia”, “Before The Dawn”, “Kickin Back”, and “Jubilation”.

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Tracklist

01. Kickin’ Back
02. What’s The Story
03. Jubilation
04. Before The Dawn
05. Razzia

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