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Jesse Cook: The Blue Guitar Sessions. a captivating effort to replicate the mood of recordings from the Miles Davis era

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Jesse Cooke's: The Blue Guitar Sessions is a captivating 14-track album recorded on a pair of vintage microphones in an effort to replicate the mood of recordings from the Miles Davis era. Sound is of the utmost importance to Jesse as a musician, producer and engineer.  This record is much different from the rumba flamenco for which he is best known.  Indeed, he has been a leading proponent of the genre since bursting onto the world music scene with 1995's Tempest.

On "Broken Moon" Jesse is joined by cellist Amy Laing, while Tom Szczniak adds accordion to "Witching Hour" a melodic composition hinting at Cook's Parisian roots.  Toronto vocalist Emma-Lee makes an appearance on "I Put a Spell on You", a cover of the song written by Screamin' Jay Hawkins and popularized by Nina Simone and Jeff Beck.  Long time collaborator violinist Chris Church makes several appearances in just the right spots.  "Ocean Blue" is the first single from The Blue Guitar Sessions.

Several songs from The Blue Guitar Sessions are being featured in the hour long PBS Special JESSE COOK – LIVE IN CONCERT.  This special debuts Nationwide in September and runs on local PBS Stations through the end of the year.