Jesse Cook is a Canadian acoustic guitarist who mixes influences form different parts of the world, especially Gypsy Kings, Flamenco music. “Neuvo Flamenco”
is a label that some use to describe his music. His music is featured on TV shows and in Olympic Games. One of this music tracks inspired a well-known Bollywood song!
Try 1, 2, 7, 9, 11
1. Shake starts off in catchy Gypsy Kings sort of a way &
midway morphs into a little different.
2. Taxi Brazil makes for an interesting listen. Pleasant.
3. Once starts slow & stays that way.
4. Bombay Slam - starts off with an Arabic sounding beat & kind of stays that way. I was left searching for Bombay’s influence. Oh! It was the Sitar.
5. To Your Shore - Gypsy King-ish with Cooke’s own spin. Slow.
6. Three Days sounds romantic. Slow.
7. Tommy & Me ft. Tommy Emmanuel. Charming/pleasant.
8. When Night Falls - slow & romantic, pleasant track.
9.Steampunk Rickshaw - Again there is that Middle Eastern-ish influence. Here I was thinking of Steampunk & Rickshaw will have an Asian edge to it! Makes for an interesting listen + the title adds to the tracks’s appeal.
10. Beneath Your Skin - slow.
11. Breath - has an air of suspense. Slow track that gradually builds up.