集中加收两首多媒体Bonus Video「Mario Takes a Walk」
、「Rattle and Burn」
出生於巴黎的加拿大籍佛朗明哥吉他艺人杰西库克(Jesse Cook)，出道短短数年之间仅以四张专辑的发行：「Vertigo」、「Gravity」、「Tempest」及「Free Fall」，便获得三度加拿大朱诺奖提名、三张金唱片、以及两度打入Billboard世界音乐榜 Top10的纪录，这分成就不仅同辈演奏家中罕见，其演奏与创作实力更让人不容小覤。
第四张专辑「自在沉沦」库克仍秉持他独特的「伦巴-佛朗明哥」音乐特质，但视野焦点更进一步扩大，专辑音乐更丰富多元。第六轨的「Incantation」既热情且神秘，兼涵中东阿拉伯音乐特色与吉普赛小提琴的伤感，是库克的全新突破；第八轨的「On Walks the Night」技巧华丽繁复，具高度挑战性；第十轨的「Virtue」与第七轨的「All That Remains」中库克敏锐热情之表现，也是令人迷醉不已。集中加收了两首多媒体bonus video「Mario Takes a Walk」及「Rattle and Burn」，展现库克现场演出及MTV中独特的个人魅力及迷人风采，有电脑之乐迷可有幸亲眼一睹。这张专辑在美国已进入Billboard Top 10，库克亦已因此再度获得加拿大朱诺奖提名，可预见之未来相信他必能在乐坛大放异彩。
Audio CD (Oct 3 2000)
Number of Discs: 1
Label: EMI Music Canada
Other Editions: Audio CD
CD编号 : 7243849229008
艺人/团体 : 杰西库克 Jesse Cook
专辑名称 : 浪漫自由风
音乐类型 : 演奏音乐 [CD 吉它演奏]
发行公司/日期 : 马雅
genre: New Age International Latin
styles: Ethnic Fusion Flamenco Western European Traditions Guitar/New Age
"Free Fall", Jesse Cook's 2000 release, showcases his intense mix of flamenco, Afro-Cuban and Middle Eastern music, fueled by the guitar virtuoso's deepened artistry, incomparable technique, mystery, and passion. The special enhanced CD features videos of Jesse's hits "Mario Takes A Walk" and "Rattle And Burn!" Cook's signature rumba flamenca has dazzled audiences around the world. With his deep, artistic scope and astonishing performance style, Jesse Cook fuses the world's cultures and traditions, both old and new, into an unforgettable musical experience.
Cook出生於巴黎的一个加拿大家庭，早年在富有艺术，音乐和文学气息的法国南部和西班牙度过。他三岁的时候就跟著母亲收藏的弗拉明戈音乐专辑玩起玩具吉他。他的家庭回到了加拿大，六岁的时候， Cook加入有名的Eli Kassner吉他学院.在他16年的学涯中，他也去过多伦多的皇家音乐学院,约克大学，以及波士顿的Berklee大学。
Cook回到法国和西班牙后重新发现他小时候相伴的充满激情的弗拉明戈音乐,同时寻找著安达卢西亚，科尔多瓦, 格拉纳达,和马德裏的吉他大师们。一次，在一个温暖的夏日，法国阿尔勒的屋顶上， Cook发现自己和Gipsy Kings挤在一起。从那以后，Cook的独树一帜的伦巴-弗拉明戈令全世界的观眾们叹服。除了眾多吉奴奖（Juno awards）和提名外，他难以抗拒的音乐在1999年PanAm运动会, 长野奥林匹克，HBO的《欲望都市》及Roman Polanski出演的短片Hommage ? Alfred LePetit中出现过。Jesse Cook用他深刻的艺术眼光和令人惊叹的表演风格融合了世界新旧文化传统， 为人们带来难以忘怀的音乐体验。
All Music Guide Review
Free Fall, Jesse Cook's fourth album, is squarely in the nuevo flamenco guitarist's established pattern: a willfully eclectic blend of flamenco, new age instrumental sensibilities, a touch of pop, and whatever worldbeat influences cross his path: jazz, rumba, pan-African. Still, Cook throws in a few new wrinkles to keep things from becoming predictable, and the result is another fine album that will please his fans. ~ Steve Huey, Rovi
by Steve Huey
Free Fall, Jesse Cook's fourth album, is squarely in the nuevo flamenco guitarist's established pattern: a willfully eclectic blend of flamenco, new age instrumental sensibilities, a touch of pop, and whatever worldbeat influences cross his path: jazz, rumba, pan-African. Still, Cook throws in a few new wrinkles to keep things from becoming predictable, and the result is another fine album that will please his fans.
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Jesse Album Dec 28 2003
In two words: truly awsome.
I have all of Jesse's albums, and this one has by far the highest quality of musical essence. I've read a number of negative reviews for this album, and that urged me to give my 2c's, as I felt they were grossly unfair to this genius piece of art. I've enjoyed this album for almost 2 years already, and it is still the one I listen to the most and cannot get tired of repeated listening.
Not flamenco, some say. Well, they apparently have not listened to the CD even though they say they have, because that claim is a gross exagaration. It is true that there are a couple of (5 to be exact) songs that stray from the well-established genre, but I commend Jesse for his brave exploration of unfamiliar territory. The non-flamenco tracks are great for certain mood-setting occasions and are still carry JC's signiture guitar virtuoso. These tracks are Free Fall, Incantation, All That Remains and On Walks The Night and the vocals song, Fall at your Feet.
But, before bashing this CD, think of its gems, the truly unique and best songs I have ever listened to: Air, Virtue, Paloma, Viva. Just these 4 songs alone justify paying 3x the price of the CD.
This is an Enhanced audio CD which contains regular audio tracks and multimedia computer files. Free Fall, Jesse Cook's fourth album, is squarely in the nuevo flamenco guitarist's established pattern: a willfully eclectic blend of flamenco, new age instrumental sensibilities, a touch of pop, and whatever worldbeat influences cross his path: jazz, rumba, pan-African. Still, Cook throws in a few new wrinkles to keep things from becoming predictable, and the result is another fine album that will please his fans. ~ Steve Huey Recorded at Coach House Music, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Personnel: Jesse Cook (various instruments, guitar, programming); Danny Wilde (vocals); Steven Greenman (violin); Kathleen Kajioka (Arabic viola); Rick Shadrach Lazar (darbouka, percussion); Djivan Gasparyan (Armenian duduk); George Gao (ehru); Ron Allen (bansuri flute, ney); Eric Lyons, Peter Cardinali (bass); Paul Antonio (drums); Art Avalos (timbales); Mario Melo (congas, percussion); Nancy Cardwell (handclaps). Personnel: Jesse Cook (guitar, keyboards, synthesizer, bass synthesizer, congas, shaker, surdo, drum programming, palmas); Danny Wilde (vocals); George Gao (erhu); Ron Allen (bansuri); Djivan Gasparian (duduk); Etrick Lyons (drums); Mario Melo (congas, surdo); Art Avalos (percussion). Audio Mixer: Jesse Cook. Recording information: Coach House Music, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Living Arts Center, Mississauga CA; Musikkloftet, Oslo Norway; National Arts Center, Ottawa CA. Enhanced CD
Jesse Cook - Guitar, Keyboards, Palmas, Shaker, Drum Programming, Darbouka, Surdo,�Conga, Production, Engineering, Mixing
Djivan Gasparyan - Armenian Duduk
Mario Melo - Surdos, Repiques, Chimbas, Shakers, Congas, Brazilian Percussion Arrangements
Art Avalos - Timbales, Cowbell, Triangle, Djembes, Darbouka, Shaker, Congas, Surdos
Paul Antonio - Drums
Etric Lyons - Bass
Steven Greenman - Gypsy Violin
Ron Allen - Wooden Flute, Nay
Rick Shadrach Lazar - Darbouka, Shaker, Riq, Finger Cymbals, Samba Percussion Arrangement, Brazilian Percussion Explosion
George Gao - Ehru
Kathleen Kajioka - Arabic Viola, Strings
Peter Cardinali - Bass
Nancy Cardwell - Claps
Danny Wilde - Vocals on "Fall At Your Feet"
Kevin Laliberte - Guitar
Michael Jack - Engineering
Vidar Lunden - Engineering
Michael Lande - Engineering
Pacy Shulman - Engineering
Richard Denhart - Mixing, Executive Production
Kathleen Shea - Executive Production
Trevor Sadler - Mastering
Julio Moya - Photography
Recorded and mixed in Toronto at Coach House Music. Additional tracking at Pizazzudio Recording Studio and at Forest Blue.
Djivan Gasparyan recorded at Musikkloftet in Oslo, Norway.
Mastered at Narada Productions, Inc.
"Mario Takes A Walk" (hidden track) recorded live at the 1999 Governor General`s Awards Gala at the National Arts Centre, Ottawa, Canada. Additional live recording from the Living Arts Centre, Mississiauga, Canada.
01. Switchback 4:07
02. Air 3:28
03. Virtue 4:08
04. Free Fall 4:20
05. Paloma 4:08
06. Incantation 4:52
07. All that Remains 3:16
08. On walks the Night 6:38
09. Querido Amigo 3:32
10. Viva 4:24
11. Fall at your Feet 12:45
All songs written by Jesse Cook—except "Fall at your Feet." "Fall at your Feet" was written by Neil Finn of Crowded House and recorded on their album "Woodface" in 1991.