Jean-Paul Bourelly known as an innovative experimental and innovative guitarist. He was born in Chicago and started to play the guitar at age 13. His music is informed by the rich culture of the migrant community of Haiti and the southern Afro America culture he grew up around on the south side of Chicago. Blues Jazz Rock and Haitian roots Some early experiences were with the Haitian Kompa band Chicago Express, as well as early jazz experimental encounters with saxist Steve Coleman, Chess records guitarist Pete Cosey, Nubian influenced Phil Corhan, legendary saxophonist Von Freeman and jazz educator Bunky Green. I love Jimi Hendrix and I love good Jimi Hendrix tribute albums - 'Shelter From the Storm' is great. The problem that most tribute albums have is they try to equal the sound of Hendrix versus the actual quality of the music and lyric. This collection does Hendrix music and lyrics and its much more a series of good cuts than a performance of Hendrix the performer. The allbum stands as its own catagory of tribute. This is a good album for when you want to hear good progressive jazz blues rock but you want to hear it fresh. Recorded live in January 1994 at the Knitting Factory, NYC.
Tracks: 1. Mannish Boy 2. Intro 3. She's 19 Years Old 4. Baby, Please Don't Go 5. Streamline Woman 6. Howlin' Wolf 7. Fire 8. Little Wing 9. If 6 Was 9 10. Who Knows 11. Foxey Lady 12. Manic Depression
Musicians: Bass – Ronnie Mac Jenkins Drums – Alfredo Alias Guitar – Jean-Paul Bourelly Trombone, Vocals, Congas – Joseph Bowie Vocals – Kelli Sae