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Trombone Shorty

For True

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September 13, 2011

On his second album, Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews adds star power to his brassy New Orleans crew. Jeff Beck adds nasty guitar to the wide-hipped R&B of "Do to Me," Lenny Kravitz injects muscular bass into "Roses," and Kid Rock rhymes on the funk-rock "Mrs. Orleans." If they get folks to pay attention, fine. But none of those songs are as badass as the go-go-flavored "Buckjump," the surf-guitar-spiked title track or the two "Lagniappe" digressions, instrumentals all. When the horns blow, it's all you need to know.

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