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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FC 40251, C 40251 Jean-Paul Bourelly - Sonya album art Sonya Robinson Sonya Robinson - Sonya(LP, Album) Columbia, Columbia FC 40251, C 40251 US 1987 Sell This Version

Vocals

Jean-Paul Bourelly - Jungle Cowboy album art Jean-Paul Bourelly Jean-Paul Bourelly - Jungle Cowboy (Album) JMT Productions, JMT Productions Germany 1987 Sell This Version
Jean-Paul Bourelly - Sonya album art Sonya Robinson Sonya Robinson - Sonya (Album) Columbia, Columbia US 1987 Sell This Version
Jean-Paul Bourelly - Trippin' album art Jean-Paul Bourelly Jean-Paul Bourelly - Trippin' (Album) Enemy Records US 1992 Sell This Version
DIW-877 Jean-Paul Bourelly - Freestyle album art Ayibobo Ayibobo - Freestyle(CD, Album) DIW DIW-877 Japan 1993 Sell This Version
DIW-872 Jean-Paul Bourelly - Saints & Sinners album art 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 - Blackadelic-Blu album art Jean-Paul Bourelly & The Bluwave Bandits Jean-Paul Bourelly & The Bluwave Bandits - Blackadelic-Blu(CD, Album) DIW DIW-883 Japan 1994 Sell This Version
Jean-Paul Bourelly - Live! Fade To Cacophony album art Jean-Paul Bourelly & The Bluwave Bandits Jean-Paul Bourelly & The Bluwave Bandits - Live! Fade To Cacophony (Album) DIW Germany 1995 Sell This Version
Jean-Paul Bourelly - Tribute To Jimi album art Jean-Paul Bourelly Jean-Paul Bourelly - Tribute To Jimi DIW Japan 1995 Sell This Version
Jean-Paul Bourelly - Rock The Cathartic Spirits: Vibe Music And The Blues! album art Jean-Paul Bourelly & The Bluwave Bandits Jean-Paul Bourelly & The Bluwave Bandits - Rock The Cathartic Spirits: Vibe Music And The Blues! (Album) DIW Japan 1996 Sell This Version
PCD-5562 Jean-Paul Bourelly - Brotherzone album art 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
Jean-Paul Bourelly - Boom Bop album art Jean-Paul Bourelly W/ Archie Shepp & Henry Threadgill Jean-Paul Bourelly W/ Archie Shepp & Henry Threadgill - Boom Bop (Album) PAO Records Austria 2000 Sell This Version
Jean-Paul Bourelly - Freedom album art Matalex Feat. Alex Gunia Special Guest Jean-Paul Bourelly Matalex Feat. Alex Gunia Special Guest Jean-Paul Bourelly - Freedom (Album) JazzSick Records Germany 2002 Sell This Version
DIW-462 Jean-Paul Bourelly - Stone Voudou album art Ayibobo Ayibobo - Stone Voudou(CD, Album) DIW DIW-462 Japan 2003 Sell This Version
DV-JJHTRIB Jean-Paul Bourelly - The Music Of Jimi Hendrix album art Various Various - The Music Of Jimi Hendrix(DVD, dig) TDK (3) DV-JJHTRIB Europe 2003 Sell This Version
100103-SP Jean-Paul Bourelly - News From A Darked Out Room album art Jean-Paul Bourelly Jean-Paul Bourelly - News From A Darked Out Room(CD) phonector 100103-SP Germany 2006 Sell This Version
JPGM 032007 Jean-Paul Bourelly - CutMotion album art Bourelly* Bourelly* - CutMotion(CD, Album) JPGotMangos JPGM 032007 Germany 2007 Sell This Version
yeb-7726 Jean-Paul Bourelly - Truth To Power album art Stone Raiders Stone Raiders - Truth To Power(CD, Album, Dig) Yellowbird yeb-7726 Germany 2012 Sell This Version
ENJ-9589 2 Jean-Paul Bourelly - Exploring The Vibe album art Reut Regev's R*Time Reut Regev's R*Time - Exploring The Vibe(CD, Album) Enja Records ENJ-9589 2 2014 Sell This Version
JAP-4 Jean-Paul Bourelly - Revolutionary Royalty album art Jamaaladeen Tacuma's Brotherzone Jamaaladeen Tacuma's Brotherzone - Revolutionary Royalty(CDr, Album) Jam-All Productions JAP-4 US 2014 Sell This Version
JPGM201702 Jean-Paul Bourelly - Kiss The Sky album art Kiss The Sky (feat. Jean-Paul Bourelly) Kiss The Sky (feat. Jean-Paul Bourelly) - Kiss The Sky(CD) JPGotMangos JPGM201702 Germany 2018 Sell This Version

Instruments & Performance

Jean-Paul Bourelly - Blues Forever album art Muhal Richard Abrams Muhal Richard Abrams - Blues Forever (Album) Black Saint Italy 1982 Sell This Version
Jean-Paul Bourelly - Love & Peace album art Elvin Jones = McCoy Tyner Quintet Elvin Jones = McCoy Tyner Quintet - Love & Peace (Album) Trio Records Japan 1982 Sell This Version
Jean-Paul Bourelly - Rejoicing With The Light album art The Muhal Richard Abrams Orchestra The Muhal Richard Abrams Orchestra - Rejoicing With The Light (Album) Black Saint Italy 1983 Sell This Version
Jean-Paul Bourelly - Music For The Texts Of Ishmael Reed album art Conjure Conjure - Music For The Texts Of Ishmael Reed (Album) American Clavé Germany 1984 Sell This Version

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