The Rumba Foundation continues Jesse Cook's journey across time, space, and sound. In the 1800s sailors travelled to Spain carrying a hot new rhythm from Cuba: Rumba. Gypsies took this infectious dance rhythm and created their own hybrid: "Rumba Flamenco." 150 years later, Jesse makes it a round trip by bringing Rumba Flamenco back to its roots, but modernized in what might be his strongest work yet.
Jesse melds his trademark rumba flamenco style with the music of Cuba, Haiti, and Columbia, among others. With all of the dazzling instrumental pyrotechnics he employs, Jesse's emphasis is always on the melody and the infectious rhythms that make him an airplay favorite.
Amidst all of his dazzling, soulful, and original compositions, Jesse adds as a special highlight: a spectacular arrangement of Paul Simon's classic "Cecelia," an adaptation that is as creative and catchy as anything he's ever recorded. From the Label
Performance CreditsJesse Cook Primary Artist
Drew Birston Double Bass
Kevin Fox Cello
Chris Church Violin
Jeremy Fisher Vocals
Manuel Antonio Gaita Macho
Rafael Antonio Rodriguez Percussion
Juan De Sedas Accordion
Jonathan Tortolano Cello
Jairo Rafael Herrera Percussion
Gabriel Eduardo Torregrosa Percussion
Dionisio Jose Yepes Percussion
Dennis Mohammed Bass
Juan Alberto Fernandez Polo Vocals
Technical CreditsPaul Simon Composer
Jesse Cook Arranger,Composer,Producer,Engineer,Liner Notes
Chris Church Composer
Ernesto Santos Engineer
George Seara Engineer
Juan Alberto Fernandez Polo Composer
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is great music. You won't be disappointed.
Love the Spanish Guitar and Cooke is very good.
I love this CD .I am very proud to know that Jesse Cook made this disc with people and the music from MY COUNTRY. I LOVE IT .