By Ken Tucker
Updated November 15, 1996 at 05:00 AM EST

More intelligent, sometimes brilliant pastiche from the trio of R&B smarty-pants Tony Toni Tone, with heartfelt homage paid to Al Green (”Thinking of You”), George Clinton (”Let’s Get Down”), the Jackson 5 (”Don’t Fall in Love”) — even the Stylistics (”Holy Smokes and Gee Whiz”). Their usual witty, tremendously likable collection appears on House of Music, with a new recurring theme: what makes a man a man and a woman a woman, explored with both frankness and slyness. A-