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    This is the very first album that Stefan has ever recorded under 'R.B. Funkestra' or the 'Redtenbacher's Blue Funkestra'. The year was 1996, right after he graduated from Berklee College of Music | USA and right before he moved to London | UK. One could describe this as a graduate Berklee student's 'Sturm und Drang' Funk offering to the world.

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This track was always great fun to play live and even made it into the live set of the early Funkestra days in London. There is even a bass solo on this one - a rarity!


from Boozing Wizards (Searching For The Stone Of Funk) 1996, track released June 7, 1996
Stefan Redtenbacher - bass, bandleader, producer
Dave Limina - Hammond organ, keys
Larry Finn - drums
Neal Itzler - guitar
Junauro Landgrebe - guitar (rhythm on 4, solo | melody on 5, melody on 8)
Thomas Feurer - saxophone (alto)
Rober Friedl - saxophone (tenor)
Sebastian Grimus - flute, clarinet
Nichol Thomson - trombone
Wolfgang Haeuptli - trumpet
Dan Pratt - saxophone (bari), bass clarinet
Michaells 'Michelito' Fana - vocals
Justin Mullens - trumpet (melody on 3, solo on 8)
Herwig Maurer - programming, SFX

All songs composed, arranged and produced by Stefan Redtenbacher
(except 'Love, Love, Love' written by Bailey/Williams, vocal arrangement by Michaells Fana)
Recorded, mixed by Mike Gatzios at Third Dimension Studios, Boston MA (April | May 1996)
Mastered by Bernie 'Big B' Auer at Big Apple Studios
Graphic design by R.D. Brough
Illustration by Peter Tronolone
Photography by Guenther Standl


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Redtenbacher's Funkestra London, UK

Austrian-bred bassist and funk fiend Stefan Redtenbacher is an anomaly, anachronism and a defiant demolisher of the pigeon- hole. Currently based in London, Stefan and his band Redtenbacher’s Funkestra deliver “out-and-out spectacular funk” (Snowboy) or, as UK Bass Guitar Magazine put it, “a near perfect slice of jazz-funk from one of Europe’s great players.” ... more


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