Patrice Rushen

Patrice Rushen

Real Name:
Patrice Louise Rushen
Profile:
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

P 10089 Patrice Rushen Prelusion (Album) Prestige P 10089 US 1974 Sell This Version
SMJ-6121 Patrice Rushen Before The Dawn (Album) Prestige SMJ-6121 Japan 1975 Sell This Version
PRI 10101 Patrice Rushen Shout It Out (Album) Prestige PRI 10101 Italy 1977 Sell This Version
K 452104 Patrice Rushen Patrice (Album) Elektra K 452104 UK 1978 Sell This Version
Q6E-243 Patrice Rushen Pizzazz (Album) Elektra Q6E-243 Canada 1979 Sell This Version
6E-302 Patrice Rushen Posh (Album) Elektra 6E-302 US 1980 Sell This Version
E1-60015 Patrice Rushen Straight From The Heart (Album) Elektra E1-60015 US 1982 Sell This Version
96 03601 Patrice Rushen Now (Album) Elektra 96 03601 Canada 1984 Sell This Version
25RS-272 Patrice Rushen Watch Out! (Album) Arista 25RS-272 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
SD 8903 Patrice Rushen Anything But Ordinary(CD) Sin-Drome Records SD 8903 US 1994 Sell This Version
77065 Patrice Rushen Signature (Album) Wounded Bird Records 77065 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
FN2340-2 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) FN2340-2 US 2003 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

P-764 Patrice Rushen Kickin' Back / What's The Story Prestige, Prestige P-764 US 1975 Sell This Version
766 Patrice Rushen Let Your Heart Be Free (Single) Prestige 766 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
E-46044-A Patrice Rushen Changes (In Your Life) / Music Of The Earth (Single) Elektra E-46044-A US 1978 Sell This Version
E-45549 Patrice Rushen Hang It Up (Single) Elektra E-45549 US 1978 Sell This Version
E-46647 Patrice Rushen Givin' It Up Is Givin' Up (Single) Elektra E-46647 US 1979 Sell This Version
AS-11445 Patrice Rushen Let The Music Take Me (Single) Elektra AS-11445 US 1979 Sell This Version
AS-11436 Patrice Rushen Haven't You Heard (Single) Elektra AS-11436 US 1979 Sell This Version
E-46024 Patrice Rushen When I Found You(7", Mono, Promo) Elektra E-46024 US 1979 Sell This Version
E-47143 Patrice Rushen Don't Blame Me / Time Will Tell (Single) Elektra E-47143 US 1980 Sell This Version
E-47067 Patrice Rushen Look Up (Single) Elektra E-47067 US 1980 Sell This Version