Patrice Rushen

Patrice Rushen

Real Name:
Patrice Louise Rushen
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American singer, composer, pianist, and recording artist.

Born: 30 September 1954 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Grammy Award-winning American R&B, Disco and Jazz vocalist, composer, classically trained pianist, keyboards player, producer, music director, and educator. Aside from the piano, Rushen can also play numerous other instruments including the flute and the clarinet, as well as various kinds of percussion.

Winning a competition at the 1972 Monterey Jazz Festival gained Rushen national attention, which earned her a recording contract with Prestige Records in 1973. After recording three albums and becoming an in-demand session player, with artists that included Jean-Luc Ponty, Rushen signed with Elektra Records in 1978.

Her signature sound can be described as a sophisticated composition of R&B, jazz, and funk styles.
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Patrice Rushen Discography

Albums

Patrice Rushen Prelusion (Album) Prestige US 1974 Sell This Version
Patrice Rushen Before The Dawn (Album) Prestige Japan 1975 Sell This Version
Patrice Rushen Shout It Out (Album) Prestige Italy 1977 Sell This Version
Patrice Rushen Patrice (Album) Elektra UK 1978 Sell This Version
Patrice Rushen Pizzazz (Album) Elektra Canada 1979 Sell This Version
Patrice Rushen Posh (Album) Elektra US 1980 Sell This Version
Patrice Rushen Straight From The Heart (Album) Elektra US 1982 Sell This Version
Patrice Rushen Now (Album) Elektra Canada 1984 Sell This Version
Patrice Rushen Watch Out! (Album) Arista Japan 1987 Sell This Version
SD 8903 Patrice Rushen Anything But Ordinary(CD) Sin-Drome Records SD 8903 US 1994 Sell This Version
Patrice Rushen Signature (Album) Wounded Bird Records US 1997 Sell This Version
VICP-60617 Patrice Rushen Before The Dawn (CD, Album) Victor Entertainment, Inc. VICP-60617 Japan 1999 Sell This Version
5502 Stanley Clarke, Ndugu Chancler*, Patrice Rushen Stanley Clarke, Ndugu Chancler*, Patrice Rushen - Jazz Straight Up(CD, Album) Recording Arts SA, Vertical Jazz 5502 Europe 2001 Sell This Version
Tony MacAlpine, Bunny Brunel, Dennis Chambers, Brian Auger And Special Guest Patrice Rushen Tony MacAlpine, Bunny Brunel, Dennis Chambers, Brian Auger And Special Guest Patrice Rushen - CAB4 (Album) Mascot Records (2) US 2003 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Patrice Rushen Kickin' Back / What's The Story Prestige, Prestige US 1975 Sell This Version
Patrice Rushen Let Your Heart Be Free (Single) Prestige US 1977 Sell This Version
DLP 603 Patrice Rushen With Darrell Cox Patrice Rushen With Darrell Cox - The Hump / Let There Be Funk(12") Cetra DLP 603 Italy 1977 Sell This Version
Patrice Rushen Changes (In Your Life) / Music Of The Earth (Single) Elektra US 1978 Sell This Version
Patrice Rushen Hang It Up (Single) Elektra US 1978 Sell This Version
Patrice Rushen Givin' It Up Is Givin' Up (Single) Elektra US 1979 Sell This Version
Patrice Rushen Let The Music Take Me (Single) Elektra US 1979 Sell This Version
Patrice Rushen Haven't You Heard (Single) Elektra US 1979 Sell This Version
E-46024 Patrice Rushen When I Found You(7", Mono, Promo) Elektra E-46024 US 1979 Sell This Version
Patrice Rushen Don't Blame Me / Time Will Tell (Single) Elektra US 1980 Sell This Version
Patrice Rushen Look Up (Single) Elektra US 1980 Sell This Version