|#||Release title||Total tracks||Type of release is||Imprint date||Label|
|1||Jungle Cowboy||10||Audio||1987||JMT Productions|
|2||Trance Atlantic (Boom Bop II)||13||Audio||2001||Double Moon Records|
|3||Boom Bop||10||Audio||2000||Jazz Magnet Records|
|6||Jungle Cowboy||10||Audio||1987||JMT Productions|
|7||Live! Fade To Cacophony||9||Audio||1995||DIW Records|
|8||Rock The Cathartic Spirits: Vibe Music And The Blues!||10||Audio||1996||DIW Records|
|9||Vibe Music||13||Audio||1999||PAO Records|
|10||Mag Five||7||Audio||1998||PAO Records|
|11||Freedom||7||Audio||2002||Not On Label|
|12||News From A Darked Out Room||12||Audio||2006||phonector|
|15||Jungle Cowboy||10||Audio||2001||Winter & Winter|
|16||Live! Fade To Cacophony||12||Audio||1995||4-Tune Records|
|17||Boom Bop||10||Audio||2000||PAO Records|
Jean-Paul Bourelly, guitarist and innovative musician was born in Chicago. The founder and label owner of
[l=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 [a=Sadiq Bey], bassist [a=Reggie Washington] and drummer [a334800] and a most recently developing a multi directional blues project featuring singer [a=Dean Bowman] entitled Blues Bandits.
[i]“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.”[/i]
Upon his arrival in Europe he founded African Boom Bop, featuring griot/singer [a=Abdourahmane Diop] with percussionist [a=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 [a=Alfredo Alias] (drums) [a=Melvin Gibbs] (bass) and Kundalini [a=Mark Batson on keyboards. During that period he appeared with musicians ranging from [a=Elvin Jones], [a=Roy Haynes] and [a=Pharoah Sanders] to [a=Vernon Reid], [a=Mark Ribot], [a=Steve Coleman] and [a=Muhal Richard Abrams] in the period from 1979 to 1994.
Others concert appearances include performances with percussion masters [a=Dou Dou N'Diaye Rose], [a=Palgut Ragu], saxophone great [a=Archie Shepp], producer [a=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 [a=Von Freeman] and studied with [a=Bunky Green].
Other groups he founded:
The Sheba Project (Ethiopian blues)
Gypsys Reloaded (Homage to the [a=Band of Gypsys]) featured [a=Cindy Blackman] and [a=Clavin Weston] on drums and [a=Melvin Gibb]s on bass.
Vibe music trio with [a=T.M. Stevens] (bass) and [a=John Blackwell] (drums)
and another version with [a=Félix Sabal-Lecco] on drums.