* Celebrating 43 years together in October the iconic band. Pieces of a dreamThe new album by Shanachie Entertainment, "On another note," Jazz is at its best thanks to the founder James Lloyd on piano and Curtis Harmon on drums and percussion.
Lloyd and Harmon are accompanied by members of the regular band Tony Watson, Jr. on sax, Chris Harris on guitar and George Granville on keyboard. "On Another Note" is an executive production of Danny Weiss and longtime group manager, Gar Roberts. The first single of his 24.th The album, released in May, is the main song.
"We just started writing songs," James Lloyd said of the new album. "We thought it was time, we just wanted to make fans feel our vibes, make some fun songs to play live … touch people by putting them in a certain mood, a roller coaster of ups and downs."
The founding members of Pieces of a Dream are from the city of fraternal love, Philadelphia, they met at school while playing in the same school band and decided to form their own group.
"We met in the jazz band of the middle school … 17-piece band", James informed me about the humble beginnings of the band Pieces of a Dream. "We formed a group outside of that for a talent show … we got 3rd place! We liked it and we started doing block parties, weddings … nightclubs when we were not even old enough to be in the club. Then we were discovered by Glover Washington, Jr. He produced our first three albums. We had to play with him twice, once he was on a TV show called & # 39; City Lights & # 39; Other members who have been in the band have come and gone. We are the founding members, we have been together for 43 years. "
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In all those years, the band Pieces of a Dream has traveled all over the world and has sold millions of albums with its style of Jazz that fuses most genres of music like R & B, Funk, Pop and Blues. My favorite cuts on the album "On Another Note" include the # 2 "Floating" written and produced by Lloyd, because I love the Latin / jazz touch of Chris Harris' guitar, the saxophone game Tony Watson, Jr. that brings the traditional flavor of jazz and the simplicity of playing James keyboard; # 5 "A Pieces Fiesta", co-written and produced by Curtis Harmon, because I love the Latin / jazz sense of Curtis 'percussion and drums, Chris Harris' guitar and the sound of the keys of George Granville and Harmon offer that traditional Jazz sound like the icing on the cake; # 6 "Images of Peace", written and produced by James Lloyd, because it's just a treat, since Tony Watson's saxophone game, Jr. takes us to a cloud of love, and # 7 "Rolling Along" , written and produced by Lloyd, because it makes you want to hit the road when keyboard playing makes the road as smooth as possible and I love Harris' guitar, which offers that crazy feeling of Jazz. "
The advice that James Lloyd gives to promising musicians and artists is to remain humble and responsible, because nobody wants to work with people with an arrogant attitude and with people they can not trust. www.PiecesofaDream.net.
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