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Nomad [Jesse Cook] [724359079721]


  • 1. Prelude
    2. Quadukka-l-Mayyas
    3. Surrender
    4. Early on Tuesday
    5. Beloved
    6. Waiting for Tide
    7. Down Like Rain
    8. Leila
    9. Maybe
    10. Nomad
    11. Worlds Away
    12. Toca Orilla
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 90797

  • Credits
    ProducerJesse Cook; Simon Emmerson
    EngineerSimon "Mass" Massey; Flora Purim; Steve Kultgen; Geoff Gillette; Paolo Antonio; Alaa el Kashief; Javier Limon; Jesse Cook; Kurt Neumann; Mark Kelso; Collin Barrett

    Personnel includes: Jesse Cook (vocals, guitar); Maryem Tollar, Sam Llanas, Kurt Neuman (vocals); Saeid Kamal, Chris Church (violin); Yasser Taha (cello); James McNally (accordion, sound effects); Collin Barrett (bass); Paul Antonio (drums); Art Avalos (percussion); Simon Massey (programming); Roula Said, Mike Ferfolia (background vocals).
    Personnel: Jesse Cook (guitar); Hounda El Sombaty, Sam Llanas, Kurt Neumann, Montse Corts, Maryem Hassan Tollar (vocals); Chris Church (spoken vocals, violin); James McNally (whistling, pennywhistle, accordion, keyboards, bodhran); N'Faly Kouyate (kora); Ihab Tutu, Moheb, Said Kamal, Amer Fouad, Ihab Sobhy, Adel Eskander (violin); Yasser Taha (cello); Simon Emmerson (keyboard bass); Paolo Antonio, Johnny Kalsi (drums); Art Avalos (djembe, shaker, percussion); Hossam Ramzy, Rick Lazar (percussion); Simon "Mass" Massey (keyboard programming, drum programming); Eric Persing, Bashiri Johnson (loops, sampler); Francisco Orozco (palmas); Roula Said, Mike Ferfolia, Alejandro Nunez (background vocals).
    Audio Mixer: Simon "Mass" Massey.
    Recording information: 20 Hz Sound Studios, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Coach House Music, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Groovy Drums Studios, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Leila Studios, Cairo, Egypt; Shydog Studio, Austin, TX; Sonic Innovation Studio 2, London, England.
    Photographers: Margaret Malandruccolo; Jesse Cook.
    Unknown Contributor Roles: Danny Wilde; Simon "Mass" Massey; BoDeans; Simon Emmerson; Shebl Abdalla.
    Arranger: Jesse Cook.
    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. ~ David Jeffries

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