12 Songs, 42 Minutes


Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

SandyShore ,


Fusing the rhythms of the world, a brilliant sense of melodic flow and his vast musical imagination, rumba flamenco guitarist/composer Jesse Cook speaks brilliantly to our times on his latest world fusion epic BEYOND BORDERS. His mission for the album was to “take people to places they haven’t been.” He’s recorded all over the world, but this time taps into the cultural melting pot of his hometown of Toronto to find musicians – including Egyptian vocalist Maryem Tollar and Bulgarian vocalist Tamar Ilana - to fulfill his expansive wanderlust and spiritual vision. Swirling together such offbeat textures as handclapping, processed vocals, subterranean bass notes, multi-tracked violins and intricate dumbek rhythms, Cook brings his trademark acoustic sound to unimaginably rich sonic landscapes without boundaries. Follow him BEYOND BORDERS to celebrate the diversity of humanity!

Jdavids24 ,

You can't ask for better chill music

Masterful and totally worth buying. This album captures the essence of what initally drew me in to Jesse's work. It transports me between time & space- that moment when each note is its own universe.

Crash20hater ,

As always, beautiful music

Yet, another great album of guitar music

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