Haboglabotribin’ by Bernard Wright

Haboglabotribin’ by Bernard Wright

“Haboglabotribin'” is a funk and jazz fusion song by American keyboardist and composer Bernard Wright. The track was featured on Wright’s 1981 album “Nard,” which was produced by legendary jazz musician and producer Marcus Miller.

The song is known for its infectious groove and catchy melody, driven by Wright’s keyboard playing and the rhythm section’s tight, funky grooves. The song also features a memorable saxophone solo by Bobby Watson.

“Haboglabotribin'” became a hit for Wright, reaching #15 on the US R&B chart and #87 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The track has since become a funk and jazz standard, and has been sampled by numerous hip-hop and R&B artists over the years, including A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, and D’Angelo.

Bernard Wright was a prodigious keyboard player who began his career as a child prodigy, performing with jazz greats such as Lenny White and Tom Browne. He went on to release several successful albums and collaborated with numerous musicians over the years, including Marcus Miller, Miles Davis, and Chaka Khan.


Bernard Wright is an American keyboardist, composer, and producer who is best known for his contributions to the jazz-funk and R&B genres. He was born on November 16, 1963, in Jamaica, Queens, New York, and began playing the piano at a young age.

Wright gained early recognition as a child prodigy, performing with jazz musicians such as Lenny White and Tom Browne. He released his debut album, “Nard,” in 1981, which featured the hit single “Haboglabotribin’.” The album helped to establish Wright as a major figure in the jazz-funk and R&B scenes.

Throughout the 1980s, Wright continued to release successful albums and collaborate with other musicians, including Miles Davis, Bobby McFerrin, and Chaka Khan. He also worked as a producer, working with artists such as Marcus Miller and Regina Belle.

Wright’s music is characterized by his virtuosic keyboard playing and his fusion of jazz, funk, and R&B influences. He has been a major influence on numerous musicians in these genres and has been sampled by many hip-hop and R&B artists.

In addition to his music career, Wright has also worked as an actor, appearing in films such as “The Five Heartbeats” and “Mo’ Better Blues.” He continues to perform and record music to this day.