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Montreal: Live [Live]

Cook Jesse Audio CD
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The Canadian guitarist/instrumentalist/composer's first ever live album. 2004.


Jesse Cook is a worldbeat musician in the truest sense of the word; he doesn’t just pick a style and repackage it, he is respected both by listeners and players alike for constantly seeking inspiration and tutelage from all over the world. A longtime fan of music from Spain, Africa, Egypt, Brazil, France and Cuba, Jesse Cook’s Montreal evokes each of those countries and then some on this, his sixth CD and first live disc.

Cook has a history of hooking up with talented players; previous contributors to his million-selling catalogue include cellist Ofra Harnoy, fellow Canuck Holly Cole, and Brazillian jazz phenom Flora Purim. His choice of players for Montréal are equally talented; that point is made clear right from the opening cut, "Beloved." Fellow Canadian, Maryem Tollar sets the stage with her incredible, ghostly Arabic vocals; from that romantic, moody brilliance right to the disc’s undulating climax of "Baghdad," the perpetual motion of Gypsy Kings-meets-Cirque du Soleil sounds resonate throughout the disc. The audience’s adoration of the performer and his wonderfully percussive live show (recorded at Le Festival International de Jazz de Montréal) allows the feverish applause to carry the enthusiasm over to the live disc itself.

There will always be a debate among purists as to whether accessible worldbeat or jazz is too easy-listening; ultimately, Cook is one part gifted guitar player, another part masterful showman. Even in the context of listening to a live CD, the energy that he gives to and subsequently receives from his fans on Montréal is contagious and musically rewarding.--Denise Sheppard

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5.0 out of 5 stars Renewed interest in Jesse Cook! Aug. 17 2006
Format:Audio CD
This album is highly recommended. As discussed in other reviews, the sound quality of this live recording is exceptional, without exaggeration. As for the performance itself, Jesse Cook & Co. please the audience with their ambitious up-spins from songs like Cascada and especially Dance of Spring. A worthwhile purchase.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wow... Dec 30 2012
By writeon
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Gave this cd away as a thank you gift and now I want one for myself. Crazy good. Highly recommend.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Canadian Boy Jesse Dec 6 2012
By Alison
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
A must have for your music collection. I don't usually purchase "live" performances so this was an eye opener in how great they can be!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Jesse Feb. 26 2005
Format:Audio CD
Jesse Cook is a truly amazing guitarist. I had been skeptical of his Nomad album, but after listening to it a number of times I have come to appreciate it. This album is amazing too.
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