从专辑的标题「From Boogie To Funk」原本期望是一张较现代、接近流行、音符愉悦的作品，但事实上比尔．柯曼并没有安排多少布基或放克元素。因为长年居住法国的关係小喇叭手比尔．柯曼在法国爵士乐界有著相当知名度，他在1960年1月底与昆西．琼斯的大乐队中成员录下这张专辑。成员中Quentin Jackson才刚离开艾灵顿公爵的乐队加入昆西，鼓手Joe Harris来自Dizzy Gillespie，都不是泛泛之辈。与其说这张专辑中心是布基或是放克，不如将它看成是蓝调。
第一首歌"From Funk To Boogie Part 1"副标题直接点明是蓝调，"Afromotive In Blues"、"Have Blues, Will Play’em"也都和蓝调有关，从这三首歌正可发现比尔．柯曼的喇叭注重旋律、以乐器讲话，而非强调速度。"Colemanology"以钢琴缓缓带出Coleman的喇叭，两种乐器间巧妙高雅的对谈，已经令人忘却何谓布基、何谓放克，什么又是蓝调。
系列：爵士巴黎系列 Jazz in Paris
Review by Jason Birchmeier
Release Date 1960
Styles Dixieland Jazz Blues Jazz Instrument Trumpet Jazz
Recording Date January 21, 1960 - January 22, 1960
From Boogie to Funk finds the somewhat undercelebrated swing trumpeter Bill Coleman at a late period in his career, nailing down this set of blues in Paris with a fine group in 1960. The set begins wonderfully with an extended journey through a 16-minute two-part piece entitled "From Boogie to Funk," with the first part subtitled "The Blues" and the second titled "The Boogie." The subtitles prove fitting as Coleman indeed picks up the pace a bit for the second part, and from there the album never really slows down much. It's this swinging feel that propels the later pieces -- "Bill, Budd and Butter," "Afromotive in Blue," "Colemanonlogy," and "Have Blues, Will Play 'Em" -- which were all composed by Coleman, as were the two parts of "From Boogie to Funk." Overall, this set never hits a lull and proves delightful throughout, making one wish Coleman would have recorded a few more sessions such as this while in Paris. Joining him here are Budd Johnson (tenor sax), Les Spann (guitar), Patti Bown (piano), Quentin Jackson (trombone), Buddy Catlett (bass), and Joe Harris (drums).
William Johnson Coleman (August 4, 1904 in Paris, Kentucky – August 24, 1981 in Toulouse) was a jazz trumpeter.
1. From Boogie To Funk: Part 1 11:36
2. From Boogie To Funk: Part 2 4:35
3. Bill, budd and butter 9:42
4. Afromotive In Blue 6:30
5. Colemanology 5:12
6. Have blues, will play 'em 9:46