“Straight From The Heart” by Patrice Rushen

The American jazz pianist, R&B singer, composer, producer and songwriter Patrice Rushen is a fixed star in the Jazz and R&B world for decades. One of my personal favorites is her 82’s album “Straight From The Heart”.

Patrice worked on her 7th album with top musicians such as Freddie Washington, Charles Mims JR., Paul M. Jackson and Marlo Henderson. The hit-single “Forget Me Nots” became Patrice’s most famous song, but wasn’t the only album highlight: “Remind Me” is another favorite that seduces with an irresistible groove and the sublime Bossa-driven “(She Will) Take You Down To Love” is a worthy ending to the album.

“Straight From The Heart” became Patrice Rushen’s most successful album and an 80s jazz-pop-R&B blueprint, which influenced artists like Anita Baker. It’s an undisputed classic!