For everyone who has seen 14/48, one of the main ingredients to this ensemble of craziness is the band. Just sat in a run through of the opening number and it is most "Shaft" like and beat groovin from, count them, 9 band members.
Bass, drums, two guitars, two trumpets, saxophone, keyboard and other fun things of musical greatness. Oh yeah! Groovy!
If your going to play the funk, youse gots to have the horns!