Pizzazz
Pizzazz


Pizzazz
Pizzazz is the fifth album by American singer Patrice Rushen. While she was attacked for leaving the jazz genre, Rushen was able to get a good fan base

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For the 1970s magazine, see Pizzazz (magazine). 1979 studio album by Patrice RushenPizzazzStudio album by Patrice RushenReleasedOctober 23, 1979Recorded1978–1979StudioConway Recording Studios
(Hollywood, California)GenreR&B, soul jazz, jazz funkLength38:44LabelElektraProducer Patrice Rushen chronology Patrice
(1978) Pizzazz
(1979) Posh
(1980)

Pizzazz is the fifth album by American singer Patrice Rushen.

Contents Reception Professional ratingsReview scoresSourceRatingAllmusic [1]

While she was attacked for leaving the jazz genre, Rushen was able to get a good fan base with R&B/Pop audience. Rushen's profile in the R&B world continued to increase with Pizzazz, her second album for Elektra Records and fifth overall.

Pizzazz was her second highest charting album, reaching #39 in 1979. It features the hit single, "Haven't You Heard." The single soared to the top of R&B radio playlists and is among Rushen's biggest hits.

With this album Patrice drew on such influences as Earth, Wind & Fire, Minnie Riperton, Stevie Wonder, and the Emotions. Rushen was able get the R&B lover's attention with songs such as the funky opener "Let the Music Take Me," the soulful ballad "Settle for My Love," and the perky "Keepin' Faith in Love." Pizzazz received plenty of attacks from jazz critics accused Rushen as a traitor, but from an R&B/Pop perspective, the album is considered one of Rushen's most rewarding and essential albums.

Track listing No.TitleWriter(s)Length1."Let The Music Take Me" 6:512."Keepin' Faith In Love" 4:083."Settle for My Love" 5:154."Message In The Music"P. Rushen3:015."Haven't You Heard" 6:456."Givin' It Up Is Givin' Up" 4:597."Call On Me" 6:488."Reprise"P. Rushen0:57 Charts Chart (1980) Peak
position Billboard Pop Albums[2] 39 Billboard Top Soul Albums[2] 11 Billboard Top Jazz Albums[2] 2 Singles Year Single Chart positions[3] US
Pop US
R&B US
Dance 1980 "Givin' It Up Is Givin' Up" - 47 - "Haven't You Heard" 42 7 5 "Let The Music Take Me" - 50 - External links Look up Pizzazz in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. References
  1. ^ Kellman, Andy. Patrice Rushen: Pizzazz > Review at AllMusic. Retrieved 04 September 2011.
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  3. ^ "Patrice Rushen US singles chart history". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2011-09-03.


 
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