The Rumba Foundation

The Rumba Foundation

by Jesse CookJesse Cook


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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

Product Details

Release Date: 09/29/2009
Label: Koch Records
UPC: 0099923200222
catalogNumber: 2002
Rank: 31971

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jesse 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 Credits

Paul Simon   Composer
Jesse Cook   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Engineer,Liner Notes
Chris Church   Composer
Ernesto Santos   Engineer
George Seara   Engineer
Juan Alberto Fernandez Polo   Composer

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