Vertigo

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All Music Guide - Jonathan Widran
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. He hits the Cajun trail by punching out machine gun patterns over a shuffling groove and Buckwheat Dural's accordion harmony; then Cook kicks up some sand, drawing a hypnotic ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jonathan Widran
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. He hits the Cajun trail by punching out machine gun patterns over a shuffling groove and Buckwheat Dural's accordion harmony; then Cook kicks up some sand, drawing a hypnotic picture of gypsy excitement as counterpoint to the swaying violin harmony by George Koller. As odd as it may sound, allegretto is the flamenco-styled equivalent to a John Cougar Mellencamp song, a vigorous folk-rock clapalong reminiscent of the singer's recent cover of Van Morrison's "Wild Night." The guitarist even plays underwater, "Breathing Below Surface," with the help of a subtle trip-hop groove and underwater synth effects.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/16/1998
  • Label: Narada
  • UPC: 724384598822
  • Catalog Number: 45988
  • Sales rank: 50,656

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 That's Right (3:55)
  2. 2 Byzantium Underground (4:00)
  3. 3 Canción Triste (4:58)
  4. 4 Rattle and Burn (3:50)
  5. 5 Red (4:45)
  6. 6 Breathing Below Surface (6:37)
  7. 7 Avocado (3:05)
  8. 8 Allegretto (3:25)
  9. 9 Vertigo (4:09)
  10. 10 Fragile (3:54)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jesse Cook Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Guitar, Shakuhachi, Keyboards, Darabeka, Hand Clapping, Pandeiro, Snare Drums, Udu, Chequere, Palmas
Holly Cole Vocals
Ofra Harnoy Cello
Art Avalos Shakuhachi, Chimes, Tambourine, Timbales, Tom-Tom, Triangle, Snare Drums, Djembe, cowbell
Stanley Dural Accordion, Vocals
Djivan Gasparyan Duduk
George Koller Violin
Etrick Lyons Bass
Blake Manning Drums, Timbales
Mario Melo Shakuhachi, Conga, Repique, Surdo, Djembe, Udu, Cabasa
Carmen Romero Palmas
Technical Credits
Buckwheat Zydeco Contributor, Engineer
Tony Daigle Engineer
Trevor Sadler Mastering
Oliver Schroer Contributor
Jesse Cook Arranger, Composer, Programming, Producer, Engineer, Liner Notes
Mario Melo Arranger
Kathleen Shea Executive Producer
Carmen Romero Contributor
Bill Katsioutas Contributor
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Excellent Instrumental

    I sell audio equipment for a living and I always use this CD for demo purposes. ''That's Right'' (Track 1) & ''Avocado'' (Track 7) are two of my favorites. If you're going to buy some speakers, buy this CD and give it a spin!

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