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  Наименование CD :
   Acquainted With The Night



Год издания : 2001

Компания звукозаписи : Prospekt, Heads Up, (ru)

Музыкальный стиль : Contemporary Jazz, Crossover Jazz, Smooth Jazz

Время звучания : 48:49

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CD, стоящие на полке рядом : Jazz (Small Orchestra - Contemporary)      

Date of Release Mar 27, 2001

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.

- Paula Edelstein (All Music Guide)


  Соисполнители :

Bryan Brock (Percussion, Conga)
Cherie Mitchell (Keyboards)
Curtis Harmon (Drums)
David Dyson (Bass)
James Lloyd (Piano, Keyboards)
Kenny Blake (Alt Saxophone)
Randy Bowland (Acoustic Guitar)


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   1 Ru Ready         0:03:51 Harmon / Lloyd
   2 Night Vision         0:04:31 Lloyd
   3 On That Note         0:03:54 -"-
   4 Upside Down         0:03:38 Edwards / Rodgers
   5 Off The Hook     T       0:04:18 Albright / Lloyd
   6 Brand Nu Start         0:04:16 Lloyd
   7 Acquainted With The Night         0:04:08 -"-
   8 Do You Know Where You're Going To? (Theme...         0:03:50 Goffin / Masser
   9 Saxitude         0:04:28 Harmon / Thornton
   10 Trance         0:04:03 Lloyd / Thornton
   11 Picture This         0:04:11 Bearden
   12 Silver Dreams         0:03:40 Balmer

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