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Pillow Talk
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By Pieces of a Dream

Heads Up International: 2006

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This review first appeared in Turbula in May 2006.


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.