Archive for November 5, 2012

Comprised of bassist Cedric Napoleon, drummer Curtis Harmon, and keyboardist James Lloyd, Pieces of a Dream were founded in 1975 in Philadelphia when the principal members were all teenagers. Originally somewhat jazz-oriented, Pieces of a Dream have mostly emphasized R&B, although they usually include a few jazz numbers in their performances. For fans of… Spyro Gyra, Bill Easley, Bill Saxton.

Grover Washington, Jr. produced their first three albums (all for Elektra during 1981-1983); they have since recorded for Manhattan and Blue Note. Saxophonist Ron Kerber became a member in the 1990s, preceding the four varied releases that appeared throughout the decade. A collection appeared at the turn of the century, but the band proved to still be going strong with 2001’s Acquainted with the Night and 2002’s Love’s Silhouette . No Assembly Required was released in 2004 on Cleveland’s Heads Up label, followed by 2006’s Pillow Talk , also on Heads Up. Their most recent release Soul Intent hit shelves in 2009.

Friday, November 16, 2012 – 8:00 pm

Tralf Music Hall, 622 Main St, Buffalo, New York 14202-1914