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Down to the Bone: Cellar Funk

The British outfit Down to the Bone offers another hefty helping of its trademark groove-jazz on Cellar Funk (Narada). “Back in Business” is a soul-funk romp complete with horn punches and a lively organ solo, and the bass-heavy title track’s use of wah-wah guitar creates a quasi-retro vibe. “L.A. Shakedown” is a horn-drenched urban groover, and Down to the Bone cools the fevered temperature a bit with the relatively laid-back “Little Smile,” which is accented with lightly strummed guitar.

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