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Jesse Cook


  1. 1.
    Canción Triste
  2. 2.
    The Toll
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  4. 4.
    To The Horizon
  5. 5.
    Double Dutch
“I want to take people to places they haven’t been,” Jesse Cook says. The Juno winning Canadian guitarist, known for his masterful fusion of world music styles, has traveled the globe looking for sounds that resonate with him.
On his new album, Beyond Borders, he continues his journey, playing music without any cultural or geographical boundaries.
“I like music that provides a common ground for different traditions, a space where music from all historical eras and parts of the world can mingle,” Cook explains. “On this album, and One World, my last record, I began to realize that you can go anywhere on earth, without moving. We’re all global citizens. Every culture is beautiful and has its own expressions of love, wisdom, caring, sadness, happiness and joy. Music really is an international language.”
Cook has recorded in seven countries on three continents, collaborating with Egyptian, Columbian, Brazilian, African and Armenian musicians to develop a singular synthesis of flamenco, jazz, R&B, electronic and world music. On Beyond Borders, he found inspiration in his own backyard. “Toronto has become one of the most multi-cultural cities in the world, so I can stay home and find everything I need. We have musicians from Armenia, Greece, Spain, Columbia, India, West Africa, Cuba and Jamaica, to mention a few.



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