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Bernard Wright - 'Nard album download
Bernard Wright - 'Nard album download
Performer: Bernard Wright
Title: 'Nard
Country: US
Released: 2018
Style: Jazz-Funk, Funk, Disco
Rating: 4.7/5
FLAC size: 1325 mb | MP3 size: 1705 mb | WMA size: 1328 mb
Genre: Jazz / Funk

Like Tom Browne and Lenny White/Twennynine, Bernard Wright was part of Jamaica, Queens' R&B/funk scene of the late 1970s and early 1980s, which gave us such major hits as Twennynine's "Peanut Butter" and Browne's "Funkin' for Jamaica. Browne and White were both talented jazz musicians, but R&B/funk was their main focus at that time. Similarly, keyboardist/pianist Wright occasionally flirts with instrumental jazz on his debut album, 'Nard, but pays a lot more attention to vocal-oriented soul and funk.

Nard is the debut album from American funk keyboardist Bernard Wright. Bobby Broom – guitars. Kevin Oliver – guitars. Ronald Miller – guitars. Don Blackman – piano. Barry "Sonjon" Johnson – bass guitar. Marcus Miller – bass guitar. Steve Teele – bass guitar. Buddy Williams – drums. Charley Drayton – drums.

Free Download "Bernard Wright - 1981 - 'Nard" Album. Find out more about the artist and the album. gr A Funk, Soul, Jazz & R&B digital record collection. Bernard Wright – 1981 – ‘Nard. A masterpiece of smooth jazzy funk – and super-hip session headed up by the young keyboardist Bernard Wright! Wright’s working here with an insider crowd of jazz funk players that includes Bobby Broom, Dave Grusin, Marcus Miller, and Don Blackman, whose funky style is very similar to Wright’s.

Arista GRP. GRP 5011. Nard ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM). Arista, BMG. BVCM-37240.

By: Bernard Wright (1981, Jazz). More albums from Bernard Wright: Go Straight Ahead’ N Make A Left by Bernard Wright. Funky Beat by Bernard Wright. Mr. Wright by Bernard Wright. View all albums . ‘Nard. By: Bernard Wright (1981, Jazz).

Master Rocker, 03:16. Firebolt Hustle, 04:11. Haboglabotribin', 04:19. Just Chillin' Out, 04:34. Bread Sandwiches, 03:52.

Bernard Wright (born November 16, 1963) is an American funk and jazz keyboardist and singer who began his career as a session musician and later released four solo albums. He is the son of singer Roberta Flack. Wright was born in Jamaica, Queens, New York. He attended the High School of Performing Arts in New York. Classmates included writer Carl Hancock Rux, gospel recording artist Desiree Coleman Jackson, and rappers Slick Rick and Dana Dane

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Master Rocker
Drums – Mike FlytheElectric Bass – Marcus MillerElectric Guitar – Bobby BroomLead Vocals – Al "Wink" Flythe*, Pat HeavenWritten-By – Weldon IrvineWritten-By, Arranged By, Piano [Acoustic], Electric Piano [Rhodes], Clavinet, Lead Vocals – Bernard WrightWritten-By, Electric Guitar – Ronnie Miler*
A2 Firebolt Hustle
Drums – Howard GrateElectric Bass – Barry "Sunjon" Johnson*Horns – Ed Jackson, Jimmy OwensPercussion – Crusher Bennett*Piano [Acoustic], Electric Piano [Rhodes], Synthesizer [Obx] – Bernard WrightTenor Saxophone, Soloist, Horns, Arranged By – Al "Wink" Flythe*Written-By – Harold Grate*Written-By, Electric Guitar, Arranged By – Henry "Hanky" Grate Jr.*
A3 Haboglabotribin'
Backing Vocals – Desiré White*, Sheri SnyderDrums – Dennis ChambersElectric Bass – Marcus MillerElectric Guitar – Kevin Oliver*Electric Piano [Rhodes] – Dave GrusinPiano [Acoustic], Melodica, Synthesizer [Obx], Clavinet, Arranged By – Bernard WrightWritten-By, Words By, Music By, Arranged By, Piano [Acoustic], Electric Piano [Rhodes], Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals – Don Blackman
A4 Spinnin'
Choir [Vocal Group] – Pat HeavenDrums – Howard GrateElectric Bass – Marcus MillerElectric Guitar – Ronald Miller*Electric Guitar, Arranged By – Henry "Hanky" Grate Jr.*Horns – Ed Jackson, Jimmy OwensLead Vocals, Piano [Acoustic], Electric Piano [Rhodes], Clavinet, Synthesizer [Obx], Choir [Vocal Group] – Bernard WrightSynthesizer [Obx] – Dave GrusinWritten-By, Horns, Choir [Vocal Group], Arranged By – Al "Wink" Flythe*
B1 Just Chillin' Out
Drums – Charley DraytonElectric Guitar – Bobby Broom, Ronald Miller*Lyrics By, Arranged By, Piano [Acoustic], Clavinet, Backing Vocals, Voice [Street Rap Backgrounds] – Bernard WrightLyrics By, Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals – Barry "Sunjon" Johnson*Lyrics By, Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals, Voice [Street Rap Backgrounds] – Al "Wink" Flythe*Synthesizer [Obx] – Dave GrusinVoice [Street Rap Backgrounds] – Greg Fraction, Mike Flythe, Rick Matthews , Steve Teele, Ted MatthewsWritten-By, Music By, Arranged By, Electric Bass – Marcus Miller
B2 Bread Sandwiches
Drums [Set #1] – Charley DraytonDrums [Set #2] – Mike FlytheElectric Piano – Ronald Miller*Written-By – Denzel A. Miller Jr.*Written-By, Electric Bass – Steve TeeleWritten-By, Electric Piano [Yamaha Cp-80, Rhodes], Piano [Acoustic], Clavinet, Synthesizer [Obx], Arranged By – Bernard Wright
B3 Music Is The Key
Backing Vocals – Luther Vandross, Patti AustinDrums – Buddy WilliamsElectric Bass, Arranged By – Marcus MillerElectric Guitar – Bobby BroomElectric Guitar, Guitar Synthesizer – Ronald Miller*Lead Vocals, Electric Piano [Rhodes], Piano [Acoustic] – Bernard WrightPercussion – Crusher Bennett*Synthesizer [Obx] – Dave GrusinWritten-By, Music By – Tommy Smith , Weldon Irvine
B4 We're Just The Band
Choir [Vocal Group] – Bobby Floyd*, Kevin "Oz" Osborne*, Mike Flythe, Pat HeavenDrums – Howard GrateElectric Bass, Choir [Vocal Group] – Barry "Sunjon" Johnson*Horns – Ed Jackson, Jimmy OwensHorns, Choir [Vocal Group], Arranged By – Al "Wink" Flythe*Piano [Acoustic], Electric Piano [Rhodes], Synthesizer [Obx], Choir [Vocal Group] – Bernard WrightWritten-By, Electric Guitar, Arranged By – Henry "Hanky" Grate Jr.*
B5 Solar
Acoustic Bass – Buster WilliamsDrums – Roy HaynesPiano [Acoustic] – Bernard WrightWritten-By – Miles Davis

Companies, etc.

  • Licensed From – Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited
  • Distributed By – Above Board Distribution
  • Produced For – Grusin/Rosen Productions
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Arista Records LLC
  • Copyright (c) – Arista Records LLC
  • Pressed By – MPO – 18 02755
  • Pressed By – MPO – 18 02752


  • Art Direction – Donn Davenport
  • Artwork, Design – Howard Fritzson
  • Coordinator [Grp Production] – Peter J. Lopez*
  • Featuring – Al "Wink" Flythe*, Buster Williams, Dave Grusin, Don Blackman, Marcus Miller, Roy Haynes, The Jamaica All-Stars
  • Handclaps [The Jamaica Handclap Section] – Al "Wink" Flythe*, Charley Drayton, Darryl "Winchow" Rowe, Dennis Chambers, Desiré White*, Greg Fraction, Kevin Oliver*, Kevin "Oz" Osborne*, Kurt Smith, Marcus Miller, Mike Flythe, Pat Heaven, Rick Matthews , Sheri Snyder, Steve Teele, Ted Matthews
  • Management [Personal] – Mr. Weldon Irvine*
  • Mastered By – Ted Jensen
  • Other [Hair] – Webster McKnight
  • Other [Makeup] – Pat Evans
  • Other [Stylist] – Hui Wang
  • Photography By – John Ford
  • Producer, Mixed By, Featuring – Dave Grusin
  • Producer, Recorded By, Mixed By – Larry Rosen
  • Recorded By [Additional Recording And Assistance], Mixed By [Assisted By] – Ollie Cotton


Official 2018 reissue from Above Board in the UK.

℗ 1981 Arista Records LLC © 1981, 2018 Arista Records LLC

Only 'Featuring' musician credits given on this release

"Master Rocker" Ron Miller Music/ASCAP - "Firebold Hustle " Firebolts Publishing Co./ASCAP - "Haboglabotribin'" Nodlew Music/BMI - "Spinnin'" Nodlew Music/BMI - "Just Chillin' Out" Sunset Burgundy Inc./ASCAP - "Bread Sandwiches" Ola's Kid Music, Roaring Fork Music/BMI, Pure Love Music/ASCAP and Nodlew Music/BMI - "Music Is The Key" Nodlew Music/BMI - "We're Just The Band" Firebolts Publishing Co./ASCAP - "Solar" Prestige Music/BM

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5 060519 688149 >
  • Matrix / Runout (A-side runout, etched except MPO logo & Category stamped): GRP 5011 A RC MPO MPO[logo] 18 02755
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side runout, etched except MPO logo & Category stamped): GRP 5011 B RC MPO MPO[logo] 18 02752

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
GRP 5011 Bernard Wright 'Nard ‎(LP, Album) Arista GRP GRP 5011 US 1981
BVCM-37240 Bernard Wright 'Nard ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM) Arista, BMG BVCM-37240 Japan 2001
GRP 5011 Bernard Wright 'Nard ‎(LP, Album) Arista GRP GRP 5011 US 1981
GRP 5011 Bernard Wright 'Nard ‎(LP, Album) Arista GRP GRP 5011 US 1981
GRP 5011 Bernard Wright 'Nard ‎(LP, Album) GRP GRP 5011 Japan 1981

Comments (2)
Hello, any informations about the pressing quality of this 2018 reissue ? Thanks for your help :-)
This is an MPO pressing, quality is very good :)