Trance Atlantic (Boom Bop II)

by Jean-Paul Bourelly



"As the title might indicate, this release represents an extension to his previous outing, Boom Bop. Known for his jazz-rock or jazz fusion electric guitar-based stylizations, Jean-Paul Bourelly'. here is heavily entrenched in super-charged funk, jazz, and worldbeat motifs. Bourelly augments a cornucopia of scathing licks with peppery, funk/jazz/rock-type grooves amid strong support from saxophonist/flutist Henry Threadgill, bassist Reggie Workman, and others.

The guitarist dances, darts, and weaves in and out of a set brimming with punchy horn charts, extended note choruses, and climactically driven soloing. Abdourahmane Diop's vocals sit atop rumbling African rhythms on four tracks, while all-world drummers Will Calhoun and Dennis Chambers provide the booming undercurrents throughout.

At times, Bourelly's modus operandi shows elements of Miles Davis' early-'70s electric years — where the band utilizes space and heavy-handed beats to establish flourishing grooves. Nonetheless, this project signifies a thoroughly compelling direction for Bourelly."
-All Music Guide

"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."
-Phil DiPietro, All About Jazz

Recorded, mixed & mastered 1997 - 2001.
Recorded and assembled in New York (Power Play/Planet Sound).
Mixed at Pink Ball Studios, Berlin.

℗+© 2001 Double Moon

Manufactured in Germany

Internationally licenced and marketed by Challenge Record Services BV.
Marketed in Germany/Austria/Switzerland by Sunny Moon Music Distribution


released February 5, 2002

Arranged By [Horns] - Marcus Persiani
Artwork By [Cover] - Knut Schötteldreier
Bass - Melvin Gibbs (tracks: 10, 13)
Composed By - Carl Bourelly , Jean-Paul Bourelly
Cornet - Olu Dara (tracks: 02 to 07)
Double Bass - Reggie Workman (tracks: 04, 06)
Double Bass [Contra Boom Bass] - Orbert "Big Royale" Talamachus (tracks: 02, 03, 05, 07, 09, 12)
Drums - Dennis Chambers (tracks: 02, 03, 06, 07, 09, 12)
Drums, Electronic Drums [Korg Wave Drum] - Will Calhoun (tracks: 04, 05, 10, 13)
Engineer - Pablo Puente
Executive Producer - Volker Dueck
Guitar, Performer [Sonic Treatments], Edited By - Jean-Paul Bourelly (tracks: 02 to 07, 09, 10, 12, 13)
Keyboards, Programmed By - Carl Bourelly (tracks: 01 to 12)
Lyrics By - Abdourahmane Diop
Mastered By - Eckkie , Trozi
Mixed By - Willsingh Wilson
Photography - Big Brother Balboa , Sagiri , Volker Beushausen
Producer - Big Brother Balboa
Producer, Mixed By - Bourelly Brothers
Saxophone [Alto, Tenor] - Vincent Henry (tracks: 02, 03, 06, 07, 12)
Saxophone [Alto], Flute - Henry Threadgill (tracks: 02, 03, 05 to 07)
Trombone - Joseph Bowie (tracks: 02, 03, 05 to 07)
Vocals - Abdourahmane Diop (tracks: 03, 04, 07, 10)



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Jean-Paul Bourelly Berlin, Germany

Jean-Paul Bourelly, guitarist and innovative musician was born 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."
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