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Francis Jacob: World Jazz guitarist and composer

"Jacob is incredibly versatile in his compositions and technique and his band members are superb throughout. World music doesn't get any better than this." Ron Netsky, Rochester City News

Jazz guitarist Francis Jacob plays both Nylon String and Electric guitar. His World Jazz vision is highly tainted by West African, Colombian and Brazilian rhythms. The latest CD, "Side-by-Side" (2007), features two bands.

The acoustic band, with Grégoire Maret on Harmonica, Stomu Takeishi on Bass, Sato Takeishi on Percussions, and guest artist Gretchen Parlato singing one track.

The electric band, with Aaron Heick on Saophone, Azouhouni Adou on Keyboards, Mamadou ba on Bass, Harvey Wirht on Drums, Gilmar Gomes on Percussions and guest artists Kofo the Wonderman and Alioune Faye . It is available at cdbaby.com and itunes.

"The actual music of Side-By-Side is so pleasant, light on its feet, buoyant and just plain attractive as to give one hope for the future of this earth." Budd Kopman, All About Jazz