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. 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.