Born of Haitian parents in Chicago,the blonde Mohawk is a historical chapter for Jean Beauvoir now looking like Wesley Snipes as the vampire hunter Blade on his new solo album "Chameleon". Jean has been hard at work with his band Crown of Thorns for many years but it?s been a long time since he did a solo album with new songs,his latest effort was the unplugged "Bare to the bones" album where he did acoustic versions of his older songs but we have to go back to "Jacknifed" in 88 to find a studio album with new material from Beauvoir. His first solo album "Drums along the Mohawk" (86) sold 1.5 million copies world wide which contained the hit "Feel the heat" that also was featured in the Sylvester Stallone film COBRA. I have always considered JB as a rockier Prince,danceable beats with soulful performance in a rocking sound so it?s with huge interest I listen to his new piece of work titled "Chameleon" but to all fans of Crown of Thorns-don?t expect a melodic rock album with AOR choruses coz Jean has returned to his classic solo sound again which could be hard to understand for a melodic rocker. I myself hold his Hard rocking Voodoo X album from the early 90?s really high and one of his best albums up to date but I also like his dancerocking style very much so I take "Chameleon" to my heart instantly. Even if I recognize Jean?s wonderful songwriting once again on the new album,I think he could have recorded it with real drums to give it a more live sound instead of this mega programmed effort. It?s released on Aug.30 so prepare yourselves for a new addictive ride in Beauvoir?s world of music.