Acquainted With the Night

Acquainted With the Night

by Pieces of a Dream
     
 

Pieces of a Dream celebrates their 25th anniversary with this debut for Heads Up International, Acquainted With the Night. The Philadelphia-based band offers 12 new tracks written by co-founders James Lloyd and Curtis Harmon along with several other songwriters, including saxophonist See more details below

Overview

Pieces of a Dream celebrates their 25th anniversary with this debut for Heads Up International, Acquainted With the Night. The Philadelphia-based band offers 12 new tracks written by co-founders James Lloyd and Curtis Harmon along with several other songwriters, including saxophonist Gerald Albright and Michael Bearden. The British acid jazz guitarist Ronny Jordan, vocalist Maysa Leak, and saxophonist Kenny Blake round out the list of stellar guest stars. Opening with "Ru Ready," the group launches into a series of musical portraits that seem to suggest a little philosophical parable heaped from their 25 years of experience. "Night Vision" captures the theme of the CD, with its riffs that suggest the ambience of twinkling stars in a night sky. These phrases are effectively portrayed through Lloyd's piano sensibilities and light flourishes. For those that remain unable to liberate themselves from the quiet beauty of smooth jazz, this CD creates a musical experience that not only chronicles the expertise of Pieces of a Dream, but affords their listeners a prominent escape from the ordinary "quiet storm" incubators that pervade the airwaves. This is by far their best release since Joyride and a huge jump in musical credibility due to their extensive inclusion of notable songwriters and guest artists that manage to sharpen the artistic visions on this project.

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Product Details

Release Date:
03/27/2001
Label:
Heads Up
UPC:
0053361305925
catalogNumber:
3059
Rank:
84267

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Pieces of a Dream   Primary Artist
Gerald Albright   Keyboards,Saxophone,Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,EWI,Wind Controller
Kenny Blake   Alto Saxophone
Ronny Jordan   Guitar
Randy Bowland   Acoustic Guitar
Curtis Harmon   Drums,Triangle
James K. Lloyd   Piano,Keyboards
David Dyson   Bass
Eddie Baccus   Saxophone,Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Maysa   Vocals
Cherie Mitchell   Keyboards
Bryan Brock   Percussion,Conga
Ramona Dunlap   Vocals

Technical Credits

Gerald Albright   Programming,Producer
Randy Bowland   Producer
Jeff Chestek   Engineer
Curtis Harmon   Producer
James K. Lloyd   Programming,Producer
Dave Love   Producer,Executive Producer
Jon Smeltz   Engineer
Martin Walters   Producer
David Newsom   Producer
Robert Hoffman   Cover Design

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