Wikipedia : This day (October 17, 1953), in St Louis, Missouri, is born Joseph Bowie, an American bandleader, trombonist, and founder of the seminal jazz fusion band, Defunkt.
Joseph Bowie : During this period 1973 –76 Joe collaborated and performed with Cecil Taylor, Human Arts Ensemble,Leroy Jenkins, Stanley Cowell, Sam Rivers, Ornette Coleman & many more jazz personalities in New York at that time. Joseph became a notable member of the new jazz community in NY.
@allmusic : The horn section became an opening act and then a band in its own right: Defunkt. This unit combined jazz chops and nouveau -funk cheer, touring with the Clash and Talking Heads and releasing several excellent studio albums.
@last.fm : In 2003, Joseph moved residence to Holland where he is developing new musical relationships throughout the EU and the world. He has formed a new funky group Kosen-Rufu and is currently producing the first CD of this ensemble.
Audio : Pulpo . Defunkt . Make Them Dance . In the Good Times . Blues . Strangling Me With Your Love . Avoid the Funk . Thermonuclear Sweat . Illusion . Melvin’s Tune .
Video : Defunkt Millenium – Believing In Love (2012) . Defunkt – See Through (2010) . w/ Monsieur Dubois – You Don’T Know (2007) . Khalil’El Zabar, Joseph Bowie, Ernest Khabeer Dawkins – Live In France (2005) . Joe Bowie – Live In Berlin (2004) . Defunkt – Big Time (2000) . Defunkt – Defunkt (1984) . Defunkt – Illusion (1981) .