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Jesse Cook — Parasol
Album: Tempest
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Released: 1995
Length: 5:27
Plays (last 30 days): 2
(instrumental)
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From Wikipedia:

Cook was born November 28, 1964, in Paris, France, to Canadian photographer and filmmaker John Cook and Canadian television director and producer Heather Cook.[4]

Cook studied classical and jazz guitar at Canada's Royal Conservatory of Music, York University, and Berklee College of Music in the United States.[5] He has often quipped[citation needed] that he later attempted to unlearn it all while immersing himself in the oral traditions of gypsy music.

An oldtimer once quipped to me, after I told him I was a university student, "So, how much cleaner is your brain after your first year?"  I was a bit taken aback, but now chuckle when I remember that conversation.  I now believe that learning from books in a formal education setting only provides one with a base (bias?) of knowledge.  It's how you use your own brain that distinguishes whether you are just like the majority of cookies that come out of the oven, or truly a creative individual.  I would say that Jesse Cook is an example of the latter.

haven’t heard Jesse Cook on RP in quite awhile.  East introduced to him by RP 20 (or more?) years ago. Nice to hear again
 bufallo wrote:

I hate him because he does that so well!




LOL!!   
I hate him because he does that so well!
SUPERB!!   Thanx RP!  
kind of trippy

kind of rockin

Go with the flow folks, which is exactly what this tune does; flow.....
 jahgirl8 wrote:


Chris, I would advise you to NEVER base your opinions on what others may think, in all of life, not just here. But you sure chose the right emojoi! I personsally love his guitar work. So now which one can I use?


sounds like Spanish music - I personally also stopped my editing photos and just listened - really nice music
 Alastair wrote:

I know a lot of people think this restaurant music but I haven't heard a bad Jesse Cook track yet.  Helps me chill in lockdown.  




You should check out his Friday Night Music series on YouTube.  Wonderful selection that spans a lot of feeling.
Hotel California?  Nice playing, pleasant song.
I know a lot of people think this restaurant music but I haven't heard a bad Jesse Cook track yet.  Helps me chill in lockdown.  
 ChrisVIII wrote:
I've read the past comments... I can't tell if the song is creative or not, or if he is more talented than most or not. I can only say that it caught my attention, that I stopped typing for the time the song lasted and just sat at my desk, eyes closed, enjoying it. Nice experience, appreciated break, a solid 8 from me for now. {#Guitarist}
 

Chris, I would advise you to NEVER base your opinions on what others may think, in all of life, not just here. But you sure chose the right emojoi! I personsally love his guitar work. So now which one can I use?
Love this. Pure playing. Nice one Jesse and gang..And RP of course.
 S-curvy wrote:
“Are we stuck in an elevator all the sudden? Posted 2 years ago by lorenzozanzana” My reaction exactly. Nice guitar work for sure, but a bit Muzaky for sure.
 
Speaking of guitar work Bill, why don't we ever hear the Feelies on here?
“Are we stuck in an elevator all the sudden? Posted 2 years ago by lorenzozanzana” My reaction exactly. Nice guitar work for sure, but a bit Muzaky for sure.
So mellow, so relaxing.  So perfect.
 boomman8139 wrote:
I’m thinking there’s a few folks who never laid their fingers on strings...don’t criticize a man ‘till you’ve strummed (or picked) a mile in their shoes...
 
I couldn't agree more.  I've been trying to play guitar for 10 years now, and I will testify that the technical skills this player employs are a 10, and this melody on a classical guitar is not simple.  
I’m thinking there’s a few folks who never laid their fingers on strings...don’t criticize a man ‘till you’ve strummed (or picked) a mile in their shoes...
Good, but not Paco. Where is the blood?
Wonderful!!

I like it, but it makes me think:  Is it just me? 

Or has it been a while since we heard Paco de Lucia et al on RP?...


 nomnol wrote:

What he said.
I stopped work and checked to see who this was. Quite enjoyable.

 
Same here. Had to stop what I was doing to listen and check who this was.
Are we stuck in an elevator all the sudden?
Tumty Tum... ZZZ. Gosh a little too much on the boring side for me. At best an inoffensive filler. Sorry I should try to be a little more positive.
Reminiscent of Strunz and Farah...
 easmann wrote:
 ChrisVIII wrote:
I've read the past comments... I can't tell if the song is creative or not, or if he is more talented than most or not. I can only say that it caught my attention, that I stopped typing for the time the song lasted and just sat at my desk, eyes closed, enjoying it. Nice experience, appreciated break, a solid 8 from me for now. {#Guitarist}


 
What he said.
I stopped work and checked to see who this was. Quite enjoyable.
Una perfecta horterada.
 CHuLoYo wrote:

LOL I agree

 
Gentlemen could you make a few suggestions? I'd like to give a listen to some of Flamenco songs you like, if it would not be too much trouble. Have a wonderful day.
I often use RP for late night listening so this was perfect. 
 aristoteles wrote:
There are so many good authentic flamenco songs to choose from. This sounds a little like "easy to the ears-commercial" flamenco-ish . Perfect for the dentist waiting room.

 
LOL I agree
Where's the yawn emoticon? {#Yell} Close enough.
this one reminds me, in parts, of melody of "Bacila je sve niz rijeku" by Indexi {#Think}

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVzUHA1D3iE
There are so many good authentic flamenco songs to choose from. This sounds a little like "easy to the ears-commercial" flamenco-ish . Perfect for the dentist waiting room.
really liked that one.{#Whipit}
Loved it thank you- Made me mindful of dusting off my too long neglected guitar.
 
 ChrisVIII wrote:
I've read the past comments... I can't tell if the song is creative or not, or if he is more talented than most or not. I can only say that it caught my attention, that I stopped typing for the time the song lasted and just sat at my desk, eyes closed, enjoying it. Nice experience, appreciated break, a solid 8 from me for now. {#Guitarist}

 

same here.
I've read the past comments... I can't tell if the song is creative or not, or if he is more talented than most or not. I can only say that it caught my attention, that I stopped typing for the time the song lasted and just sat at my desk, eyes closed, enjoying it. Nice experience, appreciated break, a solid 8 from me for now. {#Guitarist}
Just arrived via PSD
Hard to believe this hasn't made the playlist for nine years. Was a good song then...and now.
Not "a single new thought"? Jesse Cook may not be Great, but his music is very enjoyable and, imo, frequently offers new interpretations of timeless musical ideas. 7. SpaceCowboy wrote:
This is not original, not creative and as such, not interesting. Perfect example of a dexterous musician without a single new thought about music or songwriting.... Forgettable.
I only know of one flamenco guitar player who plays the blues: Raimundo Amador. This song is not a reverse case
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This is really boring.
This is not original, not creative and as such, not interesting. Perfect example of a dexterous musician without a single new thought about music or songwriting. Usually these people end up playing background music for people waiting in hotel foyers, or get recorded and played in elevators. Forgettable.
I kinda like this, but I think listening to a whole CD would drive me against the walls.
Wow, a cut off his debut! Happy to hear it. If you don't own this album, you owe it to yourself to pick it up. And get Gravity while you're at it. It's hard to believe he's only been making music 10 years, this sounds so timeless. Great stuff.