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Jean-Paul Bourelly: Trance Atlantic (Boom Bop II)

Read "Trance Atlantic (Boom Bop II)" reviewed by Greg Martino

Jean-Paul Bourelly’s new CD, Trance Atlantic (Boom Bop II), extends and solidifies the heavy funk and electronic concept of the excellent 1999 release Boom Bop. Trance Atlantic ’s central musical idea involves a strong groove that often overlays the ostensible frontline of lead guitar, cornet, sax, or trombone. The music partakes of the current vocabulary of dance music, electronica, trip hop, or whatever, but Bourelly’s take on the genre doesn’t sound sampled, canned or repetitive. Instead, he creates a constantly ...


Jean-Paul Bourelly: Trance-Atlantic (Boom Bop II)

Read "Trance-Atlantic (Boom Bop II)" reviewed by Phil DiPietro

With the release of Trance-Atlantic (Boom Bop II), Jean-Paul Bourelly again shows us all that he is not only today’s guitar-playing acid-funk archetype, but a bold conceptualist bravely and pointedly mixing disparate elements to create a genre all his own. With the Boom-Bops, Jean-Paul, in his own words, finds out, “what it would be like if African poetry could exist in a constantly changing harmonic world with a more playable rhythmic context and not always a repetitive harmonic thing going ...


Jean-Paul Bourelly: Boom Bop

Read "Boom Bop" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Jazz has always been about the fusion the different music. And at one time way back, so was rock, country and classical. Now they become what is called ‘cross-over’ music, usually a watered down sound, that neither genre finds acceptable. Guitarist Jean-Paul Bourelly probably doesn’t consider himself a jazz musician, with all the limitations the definition suggests. Born in Chicago of Haitian parents, he received an AACM education before his Brooklyn M-BASE experiences with Cassandra Wilson’s groups and tenure with ...


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