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Jean-Paul Bourelly - Boom Bop album mp3


Jean-Paul Bourelly


Boom Bop



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Jean-Paul Bourelly - Boom Bop album mp3

Jean-Paul Bourelly - Boom Bop album mp3


1 Gumbe 7:26
2 New Afro Blu 9:50
3 Three Chambers Of Diop 10:51
4 Silent Rain 7:35
5 Root One 3:07
6 Invisible Indivisible 7:32
7 Kinetic Threadness 7:01
8 Brother Boom Bap 1:53
9 Tara 6:36
10 Griot Sunset 1:14


  • Bass – Reggie Washington (tracks: 2, 7 to 9)
  • Bass [Filtered Boom Bass] – Big Royal Talamacus* (tracks: 1 to 9)
  • Djembe – Slaka (tracks: 1 to 3, 6 to 9)
  • Drums – Slam T. Wig (tracks: 6)
  • Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals, Effects – Jean-Paul Bourelly
  • Other [Boograboo] – Samba Sock (tracks: 1 to 3, 6 to 9)
  • Producer – Jean-Paul Bourelly
  • Saxophone [Alto] – Henry Threadgill (tracks: 4, 7)
  • Saxophone [Tenor] – Archie Shepp (tracks: 1, 2, 6)
  • Vocals, Drums – Abdourahmane Diop (tracks: 1 to 3, 6 to 10)


After more than a decade of providing some of the most riveting post-Hendrix guitar arsenals this side of Eddie Hazel, and a multifaceted career that includes working with the likes of Miles Davis, Cassandra Wilson, Muhal Richard Abrams and Lawrence "Butch" Morris, Jean-Paul Bourelly is still roundly ignored in jazz-critic polls.

Nevertheless, not being in the spotlight has its advantages, such as being able to follow one's creative spirit. Witness Bourelly's latest album, Boom Bop, where he collaborates with a handful of Senegalese percussionists as well as iconic saxophonists Henry Threadgill and Archie Shepp, resulting in a visceral album of Afro-psychedelia that's as passionate as it is probing.

Bourelly's once staccato, Hendrix-inflected vocals give way to more of an elongated Afro-Arabian phrasing on Boom Bop, but Bourelly's deep delta-blues roots are firmly intact as evidenced by the eerie "New Afro Blu" in which Bourelly sings of a deceitful lover alongside Diop's fervid, chant-like singing. Other blues-drenched Afro-psychedelic charms include the percussive instrumental "Kinetic Threadness," which features some fine alto work from Threadgill, the dreamy "Tara" and the thumping "Silent Rain."

While it's far-fetched that Boom Bop will make Bourelly a household name in the U.S, it will undoubtedly solidify his credentials as one of the most inventive and under-recognized guitarists of our time.
By John Murph

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Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
PAO 10640 Jean-Paul Bourelly W/ Archie Shepp & Henry Threadgill Jean-Paul Bourelly W/ Archie Shepp & Henry Threadgill - Boom Bop ‎(CD, Album) PAO Records PAO 10640 Austria 2000

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