January 25, 2015
by: Dawn Pemberton
Patrice Rushen is my hero. She has an outstanding musical mind. This is the title track off of her 2nd album called "Before The Dawn", which she released when she was 20 years old (um yeah, she's a bad mutha…shut your mouth). As a young musician, her style and sensibilities were often compared to those of Herbie Hancock. Check out this track and you might agree.
For an extra aural delight listen to "Haw-Right Now" off of the same album, Patrice takes no prisoners beginning at the 4:30 mark.