For this Cinco de Mayo, and in light of the disturbing developments in Arizona, I thought I’d post a little border music. Here’s El Parche, Steve “Esteban” Jordan, sometimes called “the Jimi Hendrix of the accordion,” and thought by many to be the best accordion player in the world. This album, “The Return of El Parche” compiles tracks recorded from 1976-1984. There’s lots of great Steve Jordan stuff online, but I love in particular his take on this classic son jarocho song, with its dense minor chords and plaintive, romantic lyrics.
El Cascabel by Steve Jordan