Down To The Bone, one of the UK’s finest jazz groove bands, and one of the country’s most successful jazz exports to the US, release their new album “The Main Ingredients” on Dome for the first time.
Since the mid-Nineties producer-writer Stuart Wade and his band have been injecting fresh and funky grooves into the UK and US jazz groove scene.
The new album – their ninth studio album – features guest vocals from ex-Incognito singer Imaani on three tracks, and the line-up also includes bass player Julian Crampton. The band will be playing UK and European dates during the summer.
Their past triumphs have included: a No 2 Billboard Jazz Album (From Manhattan To Staten) and becoming the best-selling Independent Jazz Artist of 1999 in the US.
The new album is their strongest for several years, opening with a seven-minute masterpiece “Uptown Hustle”. Other highlights include “A Universal Vibe” and “Watch Me Fly”, featuring the glorious vocals of Imaani.
“The guv’nors of UK Jazz groove” – Blues & Soul
“The band’s sound has evolved over the years, getting funkier and tougher with each album. Everything is ‘on the one’ as James Brown used to say” – Echoes