This cd springs into action already with the first tones, as if you are in the midst of a bubbling hot jam with Jean-Paul Bourelly's blazing guitar taking center stage. The session was a collaborative brainchild of Bazillus founder Beat Kennel and Bourelly; they set out to use some of Bourelly's earlier BluWave Bandit grooves as the basis for some completely new music.
To single out one tune or another is hardly necessary. The cd grooves relentlessly from beginning to end and leaves no one without sweating. You only have to imagine the stage and that will be easy once you put this cd on. Phat, and very bold. Bourellys guitar playing is (as usual) impressive and the band is super tight. The different musical styles of the two evenings end up deepening the the overall landscape. Here and there (like on Funkatrail Line) one recalls the music of Defunkt in one of their good phases.
And here again it must be emphasized:
Bourelly is NOT Hendrix ( to say there are similarities would not be out of hand).
But Bourelly Lives! And he continues to be good on disc and for this we can all rejoice!
- Excerpts from Frank Bongers, Jazz Dimensions review
CutMotion is a band headed by exploratory guitarist Jean-Paul Bourelly.
The alum was recorded on two evening at Beat Kennels, Zurich nite spot Bazillus. One night was dedicated to the funky side of things with Singha Dee (dr), Manu Rindlisbacher (b), Maze Salami (g), Juerg Gray (tp), Thomas Grünwaldt (b sax) and Michael Flury (tb). The next night was dedicated to African grooves with Sartorius Julian on drums, Mansour Lette (voc), Nazeer Hasnaoui (gtr), Valentin Bächi (keys), Fabio Freire (perc) and Flo Gotte (bass).
All compositions NU-BREED Publishing
Recorded at BAZILLUS ad hoc live club - Zurich - Switzerland
Concert One - Tracks 1, 2, 5, 7, 9
Concert Two - Tracks 3, 4, 6, 8, 10 to 12
Studiomix at StuStuStudio - Zurich
Mastered at Zaria Music Berlin
Released 01 January 2009
Artwork By [Cover Design] - Keecee - illustrators
Bass - Flo Götte (tracks: 3, 4, 6, 8, 10 to 12)
Co-producer - J.B.Bourelly*
Drums - Julian Sartorius (tracks: 3, 4, 6, 8, 10 to 12) , Singha Dee (tracks: 1, 2, 5, 7, 9)
Edited By, Remix - Electricbeat
Electric Bass - Manu Rindlisbacher (tracks: 1, 2, 5, 7, 9)
Guitar - Maze Salami* (tracks: 1, 2, 5, 7, 9) , Nazeem Hasnaoui (tracks: 3, 4, 6, 8, 10 to 12)
Keyboards - Valentin Bächi (tracks: 3, 4, 6, 8, 10 to 12)
Lead Guitar, Vocals, Composed By - Jean-Paul Bourelly
Mastered By - Jonas Hammond
Mixed By [Studiomix] - Thomas Winkler
Percussion - Fabio Freire (tracks: 3, 4, 6, 8, 10 to 12) , Julian Sartorius (tracks: 1, 2, 5, 7, 9)
Photography [Booklet] - Beat Kennel
Photography [Cd-cover] - Silke Schacht
Producer - Beat Kennel
Saxophone [Baritone] - Thomas Grünwald (tracks: 1, 2, 5, 7, 9)
Trombone - Michael Flury (tracks: 1, 2, 5, 7, 9)
Trumpet - Jürg Grau (tracks: 1, 2, 5, 7, 9)
Vocals - Mansour Lette (tracks: 3, 4, 6, 8, 10 to 12)