by Jesse Cook
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If a Nomad is someone who walks all over the globe aimlessly, then Jesse Cook's album is improperly titled. There's nothing aimless about it; Cook's fiery flamenco style is still the heart of it all and he's more in sync with his guests than most new age artists can be. Showing the proper amount of restraint while accompanying the BoDeans or former Rembrandts singer Danny Wilde, Cook gives the pop stars better material and more freedom than they're used to. It's a shame that these wonderful singers haven't gotten this respect before, because their poignant performances here reveal talents that aren't properly showcased in the pop world. Flora Purim gives the light "Maybe" just the right amount of sweetness, and the passionate vocals of Montse Cortes return Cook to his flamenco roots. The truly atmospheric moments are supplied by numerous Egyptian and electronic touches that Cook uses with sincerity and respect. Nomad flows like an album should, with each track complementing the next, and Cook has proven himself a mindful producer. Despite being recorded at stops all over the world and a diverse list of guest stars, Nomad ends up being his most cohesive and rewarding album.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/02/2003
Label: Narada
UPC: 0724359079721
catalogNumber: 90797

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jesse Cook   Primary Artist,Guitar
Art Avalos   Percussion,Djembe,Shaker,Caja
Bashiri Johnson   Sampling,Loops,Sounds
Hossam Ramzy   Percussion
Rick Lazar   Percussion
James McNally   Accordion,Keyboards,Human Whistle,Penny Whistle,Bodhran
Kurt Neumann   Vocals
Eric Persing   Sampling,Loops,Sounds
Simon Emmerson   keyboard bass
Paolo Antonio   Drums
Johnny Kalsi   Drums
Ihab Tutu   Violin
Collin Barrett   Bass
Francisco Orozco   Soloist,Caja,Jaleos,Palmas
Alejandro Nunez   Background Vocals
Chris Church   Violin,Soloist,Spoken Word
Hossam Ramzy & His Egyptian Ensemble   Track Performer
Adel Eskander   Violin
Said Kamal   Violin,Soloist
Maryem Hassan Tollar   Vocals
Omneya Tollar   Sounds
Hounda El Sombaty   Vocals
Mike Ferfolia   Background Vocals
Amer Fouad   Violin
Yasser Taha   Cello
Ihab Sobhy   Violin
Roula Said   Background Vocals
N'Faly Kouyate   Kora
Moheb   Violin
Montse Cortés   Vocals
Sam Llanas   Vocals

Technical Credits

BoDeans   Contributor
Danny Wilde   Contributor
Geoff Gillette   Engineer
Mark Kelso   Engineer
James McNally   Composer,Reverb
Kurt Neumann   Engineer
Flora Purim   Engineer
Simon Emmerson   Composer,Producer,Contributor
Jesse Cook   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Engineer,Instrumentation
Paolo Antonio   Engineer
Connie Gage   Art Direction
Alaa el Kashief   Engineer
Steve Kultgen   Engineer
Collin Barrett   Engineer,Critic
Traditional   Composer
Shebl Abdalla   Contributor
Carlos Del Rosario   Vocal Editing
Javier Limón   Engineer
Simon "Mass" Massey   Engineer,Contributor,drum programming

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Nomad 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This man is as talented as he is cute! This new cd reaffirms that. Early on Tuesday,is a song I can seriously believe will be a crossover hit for him. Nomad and Leila are powerful pieces as well. Catch him in concert if you can, he's well worth the trip!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
In all honesty, I can't not think of any musician who is more talented. His music is the most beautiful, I have ever heard.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Great new music from Jesse Cook. I bought it the day before yesterday and it has been in my CD player every since. He is really starting to mature as an artist. I look forward for more to come in the future for a very long time. Highly recommend.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I just found this CD when listening to a world music radio station and I immediately fell in love with Jesse Cook's music. This is'nt what I would normally have listened to, but I'm so glad I did as it opened new doors in music I would have never experienced otherwise. Thanks Jesse, and please keep the CDs coming.