Sunday, 3 April 2011

Jesse Cook - Vertigo (1998)

Format: flac + cue + log
Genre: New Age
Release Date: 1998
Label: Narada

Review by Jonathan Widran, AMG 4 Stars

Mixing pop hooks, rock edges, and exotic Middle Eastern flavors with his zesty acoustic flamenco guitar, Jesse Cook has no such trouble discovering his own sense of adventure on his third album Vertigo. Cook indeed inspires a happy dizziness daring his listener to keep up with his global jaunts and unique, Tabasco-hot texturing of Art Avalos' percussion toys (what are djembes and guiro?) over solid rhythm guitar foundations, along with a keen ability to pluck out catchy melodies and improvisations......

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