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Released  1981
Label  GRP Records
Genre  Soul Funk Jazz
'Nard (1981)  Funky Beat (1983)
Recorded  1981 at A&R Studios, New York City, New York
Producer  Dave Grusin & Larry Rosen

'Nard is the debut album from American funk keyboardist Bernard Wright. Released in 1981 when Wright was only 18 years old, the album reached number 7 on the Jazz Albums chart in the US.


Track listing

  1. "Haboglabotribin'" (Don Blackman) 4:22
  2. "Firebolt Hustle" (Harold Grate, Henry Grate) 4:11
  3. "Music is the Key" (Weldon Irvine, Tommy Smith) 4:20
  4. "Spinnin'" (Al Flythe) 5:33
  5. "Just Chillin' Out" (Al Flythe, Barry Johnson, Marcus Miller, Bernard Wright) 4:35
  6. "Bread Sandwiches" (Denzel Miller, Steve Teele, Bernard Wright) 3:52
  7. "Master Rocker" (Weldon Irvine, Ronnie Miller, Bernard Wright) 4:56
  8. "We're Just the Band" (Henry Grate) 3:03
  9. "Solar" (Miles Davis) 7:20


  • Bernard Wright - Keyboards, Lead Vocals
  • Barry "Sonjon" Johnson, Marcus Miller - Bass
  • Buddy Williams, Charley Drayton, Dennis Chambers, Howard Grate, Al "Wink" Flythe - Drums
  • Bobby Broom, Kevin Oliver, Ronald Miller - Electric Guitar
  • Don Blackman - Piano
  • Errol "Crusher" Bennett - Percussion
  • Jimmy Owens - Horns
  • Desirè White, Luther Vandross, Patti Austin, Sheri Snyder - Backing Vocals
  • The song "Haboglabotribin" is featured in Grand Theft Auto V and Jenna Ortega, which plays Young Jane in Jane the Virgin and Harley Diaz from Disney Channel's Stuck in the Middle.


    Yo Yo featuring Ice Cube sampled "Master Rocker" on their song "The Bonnie and Clyde Theme" on their album You Better Ask Somebody in 1993, and Skee-Lo sampled "Spinnin'" on his song "I Wish" on his album I Wish in 1995. Snoop Doggy Dogg also sampled "Haboglabotribin" on the track "Gz & Hustlas" on the 1993 "Doggystyle" album. Seagram also sampled "Haboglabotribin" on his song "The Town" on his 1994 album Reality Check.


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