Joseph Bowie


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Unlike the work of his brother, trumpeter Lester Bowie, trombonist Joseph Bowie's hybrid music generally lacks humor or a historical perspective. This CD has his group Defunkt (a quintet with trumpeter John Mylkerin and guitarist Bill Bickford in which all of the musicians plus Mary Bruschini sing) sticking to rap, funk, R&B, annoying vocals and dance music. The results are barely listenable and will not interest jazz collectors or even fans of Lester Bowie.