Award-winning and internationally acclaimed guitarist, composer and producer Jesse Cook has teamed up with multi-instrumentalist Fethi Nadjem on the new single, “HEY!”.
“Some people think world music is anthropological field recordings,” says Cook of the collaboration. “That’s not my vibe…
Global music is the future, (and) I like it loud and bombastic!”
The track was created soon after Cook and Nadjem shared the stage at the 2019 Victoria Jazz Festival; Cook’s skills as a composer and producer quickly set the stage for Nadjem’s remarkable talents across the guitar, oud, violin, mandole, and kora, the African harp, among many more, resulting in the stand-alone single.
Also featured on “HEY!” are Matt Sellick on rhythm guitar, Dan Minchorn on bass, and percussionists Matais Recharge and Marito Marques; modern dance company Gadfly are featured in the video.
The release comes in addition and ahead of Cook’s marking of 25 years of music with 25 special tour dates across Canada, a nod to his 1995 debut, Tempest.
Check out the video for “HEY!” below and find out more about the Tempest tour HERE.
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