Shadow Crow Review

Jef Lee Johnson, Magic Intact

Saturday, 23 February 2013 18:16 | Written by Frédéric Goaty


Thus, tonight’s winter Sons d’Hiver, Jef Lee Johnson aka Rainbow Crow was no longer ours. But thanks to Reggie Washington’s true love for the blues of his takeoff companion, his magic resonated through the strings of another singular guitarist: Jean-Paul Bourelly.


Jeff Lee Johnson, R.Washington, P. Dorcean, JP Bourelly
@ Mac Créteil Maison des Arts, Sons d’hiver, Paris by
Pascal Martos



Jean-Paul Bourelly (guitar, vocals), Reggie Washington (bass, vocals), Patrick Dorcéan (drums). Créteil Maison des Arts, Friday, Feb. 22.



The tribute was therefore as captivating as it was mesmerizing, for the former bassist of Five Elements of Steve Coleman, Buckshot LeFonque and RH Factor could not have found a better blues preacher than Jean Paul Bourelly for the music of Jef Lee Johnson relived on stage – one last time? Fingers crossed that others continue to interpret these delicate songs and blues to willingly poetic words.


We will be back soon, in another magazine covering the art and the style Jef Lee Johnson. Because, as he sang it so well,


“Everything starts right now.”


In the meantime, check out this concert on Arte Live Web:




Frédéric Goaty