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Led by trombone player Joseph Bowie — the son of a St. Louis-based music teacher and the brother of big band arranger Byron Bowie and late trumpet player of the Art Ensemble Of Chicago Lester Bowie — Defunkt created some of the most adventurous sounds of the last quarter of the century.

Formed in 1978, Defunkt initially took a danceable approach to jazz. Although their first three albums — Defunkt, Razor's Edge, and Thermonuclear Sweat — made them leaders of New York's radical underground… read more

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  • Defunkt are sooo funky.....
  • OH SI SI SI!
  • man, that sounds a lot like afrobeat. Great!
  • I spoke with Mr. Bowie via email, he is a great artist and i love his work. He lives in the Netherlands not so far away from me and he is doing a concert in Den Haag JAzz Festival.
  • Make Them Dance :D
  • i want mOAR like this, funk that isnt disco at all, more soulish jazzy, i fucking h8 disco
  • Damn!!!!!! Mr. Bowie...dat sh*t is funkay!!!!
  • Yes!
  • Tottaly awesome band!
  • I gave up a lot - but I won't give in.

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