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Headhunters: Evolution Revolution

Percussionist Bill Summers, drummer Mike Clark and bassist Paul Jackson are currently the core members of the Headhunters ensemble. They’re a great section that can make anything they play respectable, even songs saddled with mundane arrangements.

There is little musically innovative or striking about the 16 cuts on this Evolution Revolution, but dance music by design doesn’t have to be edgy or experimental-and high-caliber funk not only moves the body, it enriches the soul. While that’s not the case with several numbers on Evolution Revolution, the Headhunters do a credible job, once they zip beyond the routine melodies, of extending these tracks and generating some rhythmic intensity and musical variety.

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