Heads Up Releases Pieces of a Dream & Plans 4 More SACDs [HFR]

February 13, in SACD News

Heads Up has released “Love’s Silhouette”, the latest album by jazz group Pieces of a Dream on Multichannel SACD. This is the third Multichannel SACD release by the label. The prior two SACDs from Heads Up were “In Modern Times” by Spyro Gyra (Heads Up HUSA 9061) and “Jazz on Soul” by Philip Bailey (Heads Up HUSA 9068).

The new Love’s Silhouette release is a Hybrid Layer Multichannel SACD. It features Multichannel SACD, Stereo SACD and Stereo CD versions of the music on the album on this SACD disc. The SACD is playable on both SACD and CD equipment.

More on the SACD
Love’s Silhouette is the follow up to Pieces of Dream’s debut album on Heads Up entitled “Acquainted with the Night” which was released in 2001. On their second album, the co-founders of Pieces of A Dream – keyboardist James Lloyd and drummer Curtis Harmon are joined by saxophonists Eddie Baccus, Jr. and Joseph Vincelli, bassists David Dyson and Gerald Veasley, guitarist Todd Parsnow and vocalist Tracy Hamlin.

Heads Up comments that “Love’s Silhouette contains 14 tracks that swing and sing in the easy-flowing and genre-crossing style that has made Pieces of a Dream a staple in contemporary jazz. It also highlights the kinetic energy the group generates on stage. “We put out a lot of energy, so we wanted some tunes on the CD to reflect that.” Lloyd says. “All of the keyboard and programming were done in my home studio. We played ‘live’ on the record, so it’s a hybrid album. It’s more uptempo, with more hard grooves, and there’s a bit of a Latin flavor on a couple of the cuts.”

Harmon concurs with his long-time partner, “On this particular record I did a lot live playing. The writing is also different. In some aspects there’s more fusion, but this record is a lot funkier than the last one.”

Album Selections
1. Turning It Up
2. Love’s Silhouette
3. Mission Possible
4. I Feel Like Singin’
5. Tonight’s The Night
6. Nice & Easy
7. Mystical Perception
8. Pieceful Dreams
9. Savoir Faire
10. Enmascarada
11. Let’s Roll
12. Rememberance – 9/11/01
13. Slither
14. My Funny Valentine

Heads Up Plans 4 Additional Multichannel SACDs
In addition to the new Pieces of a Dream Multichannel SACD, Heads Up is planning to release several more jazz albums on Multichannel SACD in the next few months. These releases will include:

  • Spyro Gyra – Original Cinema
  • Yellowjackets – Time Squared
  • Doc Powell with Luther Vandross, Marcus Miller, Harvey Mason, George Duke and Patrice Rushen – 97th & Columbus
  • Gerald Veasley – Velvet

    The Hybrid Multichannel SACD version of Love’s Silhouette by Pieces of a Dream is now available for order and purchase from the Heads Up web site. It will be available from record stores and web sites that carry Heads Up SACDs shortly.

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