Pieces of Dreams (album)

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Pieces of Dreams
Pieces of Dreams.jpg
Studio album by Stanley Turrentine
Released 1974
Recorded May 30 & 31, 1974
Genre Jazz
Length 44:19
Label Fantasy
Producer Billy Page, Gene Page, Stanley Turrentine
Stanley Turrentine chronology
Don't Mess with Mister T.
(1973)Don't Mess with Mister T.1973
Pieces of Dreams
(1974)
In the Pocket
(1975)In the Pocket1975

Pieces of Dreams is an album by jazz saxophonist Stanley Turrentine, his first recording for the Fantasy label after associations with Blue Note Records and CTI, featuring performances by Turrentine with an orchestra arranged and conducted by Gene Page.[1] The CD rerelease added three additional tracks.

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 2 stars and states "Stanley Turrentine's recording of Michel Legrand's "Pieces of Dreams" is quite memorable and made the song into a standard. There are two versions of that song on this CD reissue, but unfortunately, the other six numbers and the two added alternate takes are all quite commercial... None of the other then-recent material is up to the level of "Pieces of Dreams," making this a disc that can be safely passed by".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 4/5 stars[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Pieces of Dreams" (Alan and Marilyn Bergman, Michel Legrand) - 4:37
  2. "I Know It's You" (Leon Ware) - 6:25
  3. "Deep in Love" (Johannes Brahms) - 4:04
  4. "Midnight and You" (Billy Page, Gene Page) - 4:38
  5. "Evil" (Stevie Wonder) - 4:11
  6. "Blanket on the Beach" (Page, Page) - 4:30
  7. "I'm in Love" (Bobby Womack) - 4:01
  8. "Pieces of Dreams" [alternate take] (Bergman, Bergman, Legrand) - 5:01 Bonus track on CD
  9. "Blanket on the Beach" [alternate take] (Page, Page) - 3:34 Bonus track on CD
  10. "I'm in Love" [alternate take] (Womack) - 3:35 Bonus track on CD
  • Recorded at Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, CA on May 30 & 31, 1974

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stanley Turrentine discography accessed January 18, 2010.
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed January 18, 2010.
  3. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 194. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.