Pieces of a Dream emerged out of Philadelphia’s music scene in 1976 WITH Keyboardist James Lloyd, drummer Curtis Harmon and former bassist Cedric Napoleon. The group based their name on “Pieces of Dreams,” a cover tune by Stanley Turrentine that the group performed.
But it was another jazz legend, the late Grover Washington Jr., the sax man who made Philadelphia his home, who helped Pieces of a Dream become the internationally known stars they are today.
From 1981 to 1984, Pieces of a Dream built their reputation with three albums on Elektra that would come to define the musical essence of the smooth jazz radio explosion: Pieces of a Dream, We Are One and Imagine This. Those seminal records yielded some of their earliest hits, including “Warm Weather,” “Mount Airy Groove” and “Fo Fi Fo.”
Pieces current CD is titled "Fired Up" and the newest single release is "Too Deep"
Curtis developed an interest in playing drums at the age of 8 and began his formal lessons at age 10. His musical influences included Bobby Durham, Billy Cobham and Maurice White of Earth, Wind and Fire. Curtis is a third-generation musician with a true passion for writing and producing various genres of music.
Curtis along with partner & bassist Bennie Sims, formed another musical group called “New Foundation”. Displaying a style that borders jazzfunk and R&B, their cd entitled “Goin Places” has its own personality that differs from the songs that Curt & Bennie have written for “Pieces”. Goin Places features the vocal artistry of world renowned vocalist Phil Perry. Curtis also produced and co-wrote a gospel cd entitled “Jesus Will Say Well Done.” These CDs are available in iTunes, CD Baby, Rapsody and other websites.