The music industry is mourning the loss of singer/keyboardist Bernard Wright. Wright, who died in a car accident in Dallas TX, and was the Godson of singer Roberta Flack, was 58. Wright was born and raised in Jamacia, Queens, New York City, and was a child prodigy, playing with both Jamacia artists Tom Browne and Lenny White while in his mid-teens. At 17, Wright signed with GRP Records and released the album “Nard” soon after. The album was a smash on the jazz charts and introduced Wright’s funky jazz sounds to the R&B world. He migrated to a more intentional R&B sound over the next few years, ultimately hitting the top ten with the single “Who Do You Love.” Wright followed with two early 90’s gospel albums “Fresh Hymns” and “Fresh Hymns 2.” Wright went on to become a sought-after session musician in both jazz and R&B, working with such artists as Cameo, Miles Davis, Marcus Miller and Pieces Of A Dream. He later relocated to Texas, where he continued to perform regularly. Wright’s 80s work has lived on, becoming the most sampled in the hip hop community, including LL Cool J, Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre. Bernard Wright was a lifer musician who gave pleasure to fans for four decades. And for a generation of fans, the fun groove of “Who Do You Love” and his electric 80s work will remain in rotation for years to come. May he rest in peace.