Bout Dat Time

Pieces of a Dream

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Bout Dat Time Review

by Craig Lytle

The Philly based progressive jazz trio Pieces of a Dream featured only two instrumental tracks on this CD, "For You" and "Kicking." The former is a relaxing composition and the latter is an upbeat number with a little vocal undertone. The two featured releases were the dance number "'Bout Dat Time" and the bouncy "What Can I Do." Norwood's husky baritone could do no wrong, especially on the latter track where Lloyd gives an improvisational keyboard solo. Both singles charted, peaking at 32 and 17 respectively on the Billboard R&B charts. Another praise-worthy track is the unreleased "Lonely Hearts of Love." Set in a traditional arrangement and complemented by a solid production, the single is serene, yet rhythmic. Norwood gently approaches the lyric through the verses, interjecting the depth of his vocals throughout the vamp, ending the song with an impressive bass riff.

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