Jean-Paul Bourelly

Jean-Paul Bourelly

Real Name:
Jean-Paul Bourelly
Profile:
Jean-Paul Bourelly, guitarist and innovative musician was born in 1960 in Chicago. The founder and label owner of JPGotMangos has always strived toward new musical territory in his group’s collaborations, recordings and underground experimentations. “I always felt that the guitar was not just a rock & roll instrument but a channel in which I could breath out all my life experiences.”

Bourelly is most notable for his distinctively thick guitar sound and a penchant for mixing and bending styles ranging from funk, rock, jazz to atmospheric and psychedelic. He expresses himself frequently through different formations in order for him to explore his vast musical visions.

Bourelly formed the group 3kings, a power trio, focusing on guitar heavy jam band performances. Performed at various festivals and venues throughout Europe such as the MIMI festival (Marseille, France 2008).

Recently, Bourelly also formed the group Citizen X featuring vocalist and poet Sadiq Bey, bassist Reggie Washington and drummer Kenny Martin and a most recently developing a multi directional blues project featuring singer Dean Bowman entitled Blues Bandits.

“The move to Europe gave me some distance from the marketing chatter of the streets of New York. It got me free of all the categories and allowed me to hear my inner voice. I learned to listen more and I feel my music became more of the world.”

Upon his arrival in Europe he founded African Boom Bop, featuring griot/singer Abdourahmane Diop with percussionist Mino Cinelu. He later started the Backroom project in Berlin’s House of World Cultures in 1999. By 2004 he was curator and musician for the Black Atlantic project at House of World Cultures.

While living in New York, Jean-Paul Bourelly established his first group the BluWave Bandits that featured Alfredo Alias (drums) Melvin Gibbs (bass) and Kundalini Mark Batson on keyboards. During that period he appeared with musicians ranging from Elvin Jones, Roy Haynes and Pharoah Sanders to Vernon Reid, Mark Ribot, Steve Coleman and Muhal Richard Abrams in the period from 1979 to 1994.

Others concert appearances include performances with percussion masters Doudou N'Diaye Rose, Palghat Raghu, saxophone great Archie Shepp, producer Kip Hanrahan and many others.

Originally Bourelly grew up in Chicago, where he played in local Haitian bands and jam sessions under the guidance of saxophonists Von Freeman and studied with Bunky Green.

Other groups he founded:
The Sheba Project (Ethiopian blues)
Gypsys Reloaded (Homage to the Band Of Gypsys) featured Cindy Blackman and Calvin Weston on drums and Melvin Gibbs on bass.
Vibe music trio with T.M. Stevens (bass) and John Blackwell (drums)
and another version with Félix Sabal-Lecco on drums.
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Jean-Paul Bourelly Discography

Albums

JMT 872 009 Jean-Paul Bourelly Jungle Cowboy (Album) JMT Productions JMT 872 009 Germany 1987 Sell This Version
EMY 127-2 Jean-Paul Bourelly Trippin' (Album) Enemy Records EMY 127-2 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
DIW-872 Jean-Paul Bourelly And The Blue Wave Bandits* Jean-Paul Bourelly And The Blue Wave Bandits* - Saints & Sinners(CD, Album) DIW DIW-872 Japan 1993 Sell This Version
DIW-883 Jean-Paul Bourelly & The Bluwave Bandits Jean-Paul Bourelly & The Bluwave Bandits - Blackadelic-Blu(CD, Album) DIW DIW-883 Japan 1994 Sell This Version
4TR 9512-2 Jean-Paul Bourelly & The Bluwave Bandits Jean-Paul Bourelly & The Bluwave Bandits - Live! Fade To Cacophony (Album) DIW 4TR 9512-2 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
DIW-893 Jean-Paul Bourelly Tribute To Jimi(CD) DIW DIW-893 Japan 1995 Sell This Version
DIW-911 Jean-Paul Bourelly & The Bluwave Bandits Jean-Paul Bourelly & The Bluwave Bandits - Rock The Cathartic Spirits: Vibe Music And The Blues!(CD) DIW DIW-911 Japan 1996 Sell This Version
PAO 10090 Jean-Paul Bourelly, Harry Sokal, Lonnie Plaxico, Ronnie Burrage Jean-Paul Bourelly, Harry Sokal, Lonnie Plaxico, Ronnie Burrage - Mag Five(CD) PAO Records PAO 10090 Austria 1998 Sell This Version
PAO 10500 Jean-Paul Bourelly Vibe Music(CD) PAO Records PAO 10500 Austria 1999 Sell This Version
PCD-5562 Jamaaladeen Tacuma 's Brotherzone With Jean Paul Bourelly* / Daryl Burgee / Wadud Ahmad Jamaaladeen Tacuma 's Brotherzone With Jean Paul Bourelly* / Daryl Burgee / Wadud Ahmad - Brotherzone(CD, Album) P-Vine Records PCD-5562 Japan 1999 Sell This Version
PAO 10640 Jean-Paul Bourelly W/ Archie Shepp & Henry Threadgill Jean-Paul Bourelly W/ Archie Shepp & Henry Threadgill - Boom Bop (Album) PAO Records PAO 10640 Austria 2000 Sell This Version
DMCHR 71023 Jean-Paul Bourelly Trance Atlantic (Boom Bop II)(CD, Album, Dig) Double Moon Records DMCHR 71023 Europe 2001 Sell This Version
JS5001 Matalex Feat. Alex Gunia Special Guest Jean-Paul Bourelly Matalex Feat. Alex Gunia Special Guest Jean-Paul Bourelly - Freedom (Album) JazzSick Records JS5001 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
100103-SP Jean-Paul Bourelly News From A Darked Out Room(CD) phonector 100103-SP Germany 2006 Sell This Version
JPGM 032007 Bourelly* CutMotion(CD, Album) JPGotMangos JPGM 032007 Germany 2007 Sell This Version
yeb-7726-2 Jean-Paul Bourelly Stone Raiders - Truth to Power(CD) Enja Records yeb-7726-2 Germany 2013 Sell This Version
JPGM 0414 Jean-Paul Bourelly 3 Kings - Famous Guys(CD) Jpgotmangos JPGM 0414 2014 Sell This Version

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