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PIECES OF A DREAM
Founded in 1975 by James K. Lloyd (keyboards), Cedric Napoleon (bass) and Curtis Harmon (drums), they performed all over Philadelphia as Classic Touch, A Touch of Class and Galaxy. The group changed their name to Pieces Of A Dream in 1979, a nod to “Pieces of Dreams,” a Stanley Turrentine tune that the group performed. They were discovered by Grover Washington, Jr. whilst performing as the house band on TV show "City Lights". Grover went on to produce their first three albums Pieces of a Dream, We Are One and Imagine This. Soon after completing Joyride, their last effort for Elektra, they moved to EMI/Blue Note and went on to record seven more albums. During this period, the group amicably parted ways with long time friend Cedric Napoleon. Signed with Heads Up International in 2001 and have so far released four albums: Acquainted with the Night, Love's Silhouette, No Assembly Required and Pillow Talk.
Personnel currently consist of Lloyd, Harmon, Eddie Baccus Jr.(saxophone), Todd Parsnow (guitar) and Tracy Hamlin (vocals).
Were (and still are) managed by the drummer’s father and uncle, Danny and Bill Harmon, respectively.
 
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Pieces Of A Dream 2012 SoulMusic.com Interview
Interview recorded on February 8, 2012 Keyboardist James Lloyd, along with band mates Curtis Harmon (drummer) and Cedric Napoleon (bassist), formed the Philadelphia-based funk/ jazz fusion outfit Pieces Of A Dream recorded their eponymous debut for Elektra Records as underclassmen in high school. Their catalog spans three decades and includes tunes that have gone on to become b-boy staples, R&B hits, and masterful fusion excursions. James Lloyd sits down to discuss the history of the group...
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PIECES OF A DREAM: 'Bout Dat Time Expanded Edition (SMCR-5042)
• Formed in 1975 by bassist Cedric Napoleon, drummer Curtis Harmon and keyboardist James Lloyd, Pieces Of A Dream got their professional break when op...
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PIECES OF A DREAM: Goodbye Manhattan (SMCR-5043)
• By the time Pieces Of A Dream recorded GOODBYE MANHATTAN, the team had already made seven albums, establishing themselves in the forefront of the sm...
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