1974 Patrice Rushen – Prelusion

Prelusion was the debut album from jazz musician and later R&B recording artist 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 an artist before focusing on popular R & B recordings 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”.


1 Shortie’s Portion (Patrice Rushen) 08:46
2 7-73 (Patrice Rushen) 12:34
3 Haw-Right Now (Patrice Rushen) 08:04
4 Traverse (Patrice Rushen) 10:56
5 Puttered Bopcorn (Patrice Rushen) 04:17



BassTony Dumas
DrumsLeon Chancler
Electric PianoPatrice Rushen
PianoPatrice Rushen
FluteHadley Caliman
SaxHadley Caliman
SaxJoe Henderson
TromboneGeorge Bohanon
TrumpetOscar Brashear
PercussionKenneth Nash

Liner Notes

Producer – Reggie Andrews
Arranged By – Patrice Rushen
Engineer (Recording) – Eddie Bill Harris, Skip Shimmin

Photography – Bruce Talamon

Recorded At Fantasy Studios
Remixed At Fantasy Studios
Phonographic Copyright (p) Prestige Records
Copyright (c) Prestige Records