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Album Review

The Rumba Foundation is Jesse Cook's eighth studio album in 14 years, a feat for any artist. With this album the Toronto-based Nuevo Flamenco guitarist found Canadian radio success, thanks to a collaboration with Canadian singer/songwriter Jeremy Fisher entitled "Cecilia," a collaboration that brought Cook's smooth skills to the masses in a way never before imagined.

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This is the best album Cook has released since Tempest. Solid from beginning to end. Bravo, Jesse!

Jesse Brings life to sound

Jesse carries you to all corners of the world with his music!

His music soul is brought to life with local heart. I love this guy when it comes to a latin beat - all flamenco; all rumba.

The Rumba Foundation

Another fantastic example of the creative range of Jesse Cook and his band...from soulful and introspective to downright infectious, bumping along in the bus to Bogota and rumba-ing around! Kudos to Jesse and band.


Genre: World

Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s

Canadian rumba flamenco artist Jesse Cook has blended the exotic Spanish music form with elements of new age, jazz, and easy listening on his releases for Narada Records. Signed to the label in 1994, he produced his debut, Tempest, one year later. Gravity, released in 1996, hit the Top Ten on the new age charts. Vertigo was released two years later, and Free Fall appeared in mid-2000. In 2003 Nomad came out, followed by the live album Montréal in 2004. Though it was started conceptually in 2005,...
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