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Nard 1981.jpg
Studio album by Bernard Wright
Released 1981
Recorded 1980
Studio A&R Studios, New York City, New York
Label GRP Records
Producer Dave Grusin & Larry Rosen
Bernard Wright chronology
Funky Beat
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars [1]

'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[edit]

1."Haboglabotribin"Don Blackman4:22
2."Firebolt Hustle"
  • Harold Grate
  • Henry Grate
3."Music is the Key"
4."Spinnin'"Al Flythe5:33
5."Just Chillin' Out"
6."Bread Sandwiches"
  • Wright
  • Steve Teele
  • Denzel Miller
7."Master Rocker"
  • Wright
  • Irvine
  • Ronnie Miller
8."We're Just the Band"Henry Grate3:03
9."Solar"Miles Davis7:20



  • 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
  • Dennis Chambers – drums
  • Howard Grate – drums
  • Al "Wink" Flythe – drums
  • Errol "Crusher" Bennett – percussion
  • Jimmy Owens – horn arrangements
  • Desirè White – backing vocals
  • Luther Vandross – backing vocals
  • Patti Austin – backing vocals
  • Sheri Snyder – backing vocals


Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1981) Peak
Billboard Pop Albums[2] 116
Billboard Top Soul Albums[2] 23
Billboard Top Jazz Albums [2] 7


Year Single Chart positions[3]
1982 "Just Chillin' Out" 85

In popular culture[edit]

The song "Haboglabotribin" is featured in Grand Theft Auto V on the radio station Space 103.2.


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.


  1. ^ Henderson, Alex. Bernard Wright: Nard > Review at AllMusic. Retrieved 02 September 2011.
  2. ^ a b c "Brick US albums chart history". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2011-09-02. 
  3. ^ "Brick US singles chart history". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2011-09-02. 

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