|Studio album by Jean-Paul Bourelly|
Sound Ideas, NY
JMT 870 009
|Producer||Jean-Paul Bourelly & Stefan F. Winter|
|Jean-Paul Bourelly chronology|
The AllMusic review by Brian Olewnick states "A couple of the tracks succeed marginally but, despite the occasional presence of outstanding musicians like Julius Hemphill and Andrew Cyrille, most of the songs remain leaden and slick, the musical equivalent of the glamour-style photos that adorn the album cover". Musician's reviewer in 1988 wrote about the album, "It's about rawness, and though it doesn't have an abundance of structural sophistication, Bourelly's debut is easily identifiable, i.e., he's got a vision.", Steve Holtje, in MusicHound's Jazz: The Essential Album Guide (1998), called Jungle Cowboy Bourelly's best album, and music critic Ben Watson called "Mother Earth" a sultry masterpiece.
All compositions by Jean-Paul Bourelly except as indicated
- "Love Line" - 4:39
- "Tryin' to Get Over" - 4:11
- "Drifter" - 5:08
- "Hope You Find Your Way" - 6:15
- "Jungle Cowboy" - 3:18
- "No Time to Share" - 3:34
- "Can't Get Enough" - 5:17
- "Parade" - 4:07
- "Mother Earth" (Peter Chatman) – 4:46
- "Groove With Me" - 4:30
- Jean-Paul Bourelly – lead guitar, vocals
- Julius Hemphill – alto saxophone
- Carl Bourelly – synthesizer, backing vocals
- Kelvyn Bell – rhythm guitar, backing vocals
- Freddie Cash – bass, backing vocals
- Kevin "K-Dog" Johnson – drums, backing vocals
- Greg Carmouché – percussion, backing vocals
- Andrew Cyrille – drums (track 9)
- Alyson Williams – vocals (track 4)
- Shimada, T., JMT label discography, accessed October 7, 2014
- Jazz Times. 6-10. 31. Jazztimes. 2001. pp. 95–.
For one decade - from 1985 to 1995 - JMT produced 81 recordings including the landmark debut albums by ...
- Robert Christgau (1990). Christgau's Record Guide: The '80s. Pantheon Books. pp. 68–. ISBN 978-0-679-73015-6.
- Option. 20. Sonic Options Network. 1988. pp. 47–.
Bourelly's debut album Jungle Cowboy (on the German JMT label, distributed by Polygram) features appearances by guitarist Kelvyn Bell, alto saxophonist Julius Hemphill, percussionist Andrew Cyrille and others, along with Bourelly's ...
- Olewnick, B., Allmusic Review accessed December 12, 2014
- Musician. 111-116. Amordian Press. 1988. pp. 94–.
- Music Hound (1998). Jazz: The Essential Album Guide. Music Sales Corporation. ISBN 978-0-8256-7253-8.
... worth searching for: Bourelly's debut as a leader, jungle Cowboy MMf (JMT, 1987, prod. Stefan Winter, Jean-Paul Bourelly), is his best album, but JMT's U.S. distributor, Verve, doesn't carry it. It predates ...
- Ben Watson; W. C. Bamberger (April 2010). Honesty Is Explosive!: Selected Music Journalism. Wildside Press LLC. pp. 33–. ISBN 978-1-4344-5783-7.