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Pieces Of A Dream

Bassist Cedric Napoleon, drummer Curtis Harmon, and keyboardist James Lloyd founded crossover jazz group Pieces of a Dream in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They were teenagers at the time of their 1976 formation. Although they were jazz-oriented, the group also emphasized R&B and incorporated funk, quiet storm, hip-hop, new jack swing, and smooth jazz into their recordings, which often featured vocalists (including Barbara Walker, Eva Cassidy, and Maysa Leak). Grover Washington Jr. produced their first three albums -- Pieces of a Dream, We Are One, and Imagine This -- all of which were released on Elektra from 1981 through 1983. Three additional '80s releases, including a pair co-produced by Lenny White, appeared on EMI-Manhattan. Saxophonist Ron Kerber became a member in the 1990s -- an addition that preceded varied releases throughout that decade for Blue Note. In the early 2000s, Pieces of a Dream moved to Cleveland's Heads Up label, where they remained for a decade. In 2013, they released In the Moment on Shanachie. ~ Scott Yanow, Rovi
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its time for them to come home and give Philly a taste
Been listing to pieces for a long time.. great sound
love that philly sound!!!kooo d o o o s for POD
They really nailed this one.
Love the cut" so far away "
I always thought the name pieces of a dream was so thought provoking and spiritual...
Amazing. Nice background to study by need a break for kisses and a friend with benefits Music soooo moves me
Would love to see them in concert. Come to Dallas, Pieces of a Dream.
Love this jam!!!!!
Wish I could hear song "fo-fi fo " great upbeat song!!!! Oldie!!! 70's???
I love their talent.
To my best friend always Larry Edwards R.I.P
I remember 454.Mose Malone and the 6er's.My cousin turned me on to POD; in79...
Pieces. Of. A. Dream. Always. Taking
You. There. Out. There. So. You. May
Get. Another. Grip. On. Life.
I love Pandora
I really like this tune. OutstandN job guys.
In case you don't know - Pieces of A dream will be in Louisville, Kentucky soon! the date is March 8th if you can make it be there for the best spring concert i nthe region!
Smooth funk grooves..dig it.;)
This is so smooooooth!! !
Pieces of a dream, y'all are some smooth musicians... .
Luvin this jam. Feelin it..;-)
More......I love it..don't stop....the best.....rej u v e n a t i n g . . . . e v o l u t i o n a r y . . . . . . . g i v e m e more....
add to my play list
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You. do' nt. know. How. Much. That
Meant. To. Me. I. Was. Talking. To
My. Mother. Thanks. Again
Machos. 61. Love. Jazz

Pieces of a dream..Chill - L a x - I n Music! How bout that... PA is what's Happening.. Ha! :)
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I'm. With. You. Machos 61 love Jazz
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Very. Much. Alone. As. Usual. Except
My. Family. &. My. Cat. Buddy
I love Pieces Of A Dream. I am from Philly and I grew up listening to them! Awesome !
Man! I love me some jazz
This is one of the best groups ever! Been listening to them since the 70s. Love love love them.
As smooth as it get.
jvelaw21
I saw these guys in Buffalo after a long absence in November. James Lloyd did his thing. He put a blindfold over his head as he played the keyboard. He then worked his way around to the other side of the keyboard and never missed a beat as he played on the opposite side of the keyboard while still blindfolded. These cats did their thing and the crowd loved the entire show.
mcessh
Smoothest jazz. The soul responds diligently!
I ♥ Pieces Of A Dream. more feel good music
Luv,Luv,Luv this group!!
Good to hear from such a talented and humble group of brothers
I have always had a 'thing' for James Lloyd! Pieces of a Dream has been consistent in this business. They have always shown their maturity.
so smooth, my style. Always been my favorite musicians
The piano is very reminiscent of Jeff Lorber
They knew very early in their lives what they were to do as they made this journey we call life. I appreciate the consistency of such wonderfully inspired music that soothes the soul. I count it a blessing to know such talented musicians. Peace & blessings to POD always.
Can't thank Grover enough for bring these brotha's into the light. Their music gets better and better as time goes on.
mugetsu1551
Wow I only remember when Norwood Young was in the group .. The music went full Jazz I see....
xseanb1966
I will always remember POD as an R&B group. It is very nice to see the other side of a very talented group.
The mastery of the sounds that Bro. Grover found in PoaD would have been unfortunate had he walked away leaving you guys undiscovered . You came on the seen at the perfect time, unleasing music that will live on for ages uplifting the souls and spirits timelessly.. . THANK_YOU.
How Ironic! The WEATHER CHANNEL PRESENTS SMOOTH JAZZ?? Give me BREAK! Now they play Pop CR#$P!!!
Pieces of a Dream are my boyz home grown & you know this........ m a n ! I remember them back in the mid 70's
have always love their music from the first song
who remembers 454 by pieces of a dream now
All ways on Point! P.O.A.D
damm good jazz band love there music
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