(1997) Pieces

Pieces Of A Dream

... read moreDespite their long string of R&B-ish recordings, it is difficult to completely write off Pieces of a Dream from a jazz standpoint. The group does lay down some attractive grooves, and every once in a while they sound as if they are interested in playing Ramsey Lewis-type jazz. Keyboardist James...

01:02′:45″ 12 Songs

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Pieces
Pieces Of A Dream
5:09
2
...And A Bag Of Chips
Pieces Of A Dream
4:46
3
1257
Pieces Of A Dream
5:02
4
D'vora
Pieces Of A Dream
5:39
5
Sittin' Up In My Room
Pieces Of A Dream
5:37
6
Voices Of Wisdom
Pieces Of A Dream
6:03
7
Anyway You Want It
Pieces Of A Dream
4:37
8
Knikki's Smile
Pieces Of A Dream
5:44
9
The Very First Time
Pieces Of A Dream
6:07
10
Epiphany
Pieces Of A Dream
6:27
11
Cut To The Chase
Pieces Of A Dream
4:03
12
Signed, Sealed & Delivered (I'm Yours)
Pieces Of A Dream
3:31
Released 01 January 1997, ℗ 1997 Blue Note Records

Review

Despite their long string of R&B-ish recordings, it is difficult to completely write off Pieces of a Dream from a jazz standpoint. The group does lay down some attractive grooves, and every once in a while they sound as if they are interested in playing Ramsey Lewis-type jazz. Keyboardist James Lloyd in particular shows potential throughout this CD, and there are worthwhile contributions from a couple of the guests (Grover Washington Jr. and Hubert Laws who sit in on a song apiece). But in general, this is a set of fairly simplistic R&B dance music and throwaway vocals, at its best when programmed strictly in the background. ~ Scott Yanow