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Luscious ear candy

Pillow Talk
Pillow Talk
By Pieces of a Dream

Heads Up International: 2006

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This review first appeared in Turbula in May 2006.

O

ne of the pioneering "smooth jazz" acts going back to the late 1970s when Grover Washington Jr. produced their first three albums, Pieces of a Dream continues to create percolatingly uptempo rhythms with hypnotic melodies riding atop them.

Equal parts R&B and early '60s "exotica," Pieces of a Dream plays a funky easy-listening music for contemporary audiences. Their new album is overflowing with decadent ear candy – luscious saxophone solos, warm keyboard charts, and some heated vocals by Ramona Dunlap.