May 05, 2009

know what I'm saying?

The Conjunto festival will be starting off right.

It's too simplistic to call him the Jimi Hendrix of the accordion. He's as brooding and brilliant as Miles Davis, as distrustful and temperamental as Chuck Berry and flamboyant, hedonistic and mystical as Keith Richards.

Only Jordan would have dared tell Carlos Santana how to play guitar. Flaco Jimenez poses for pictures with fans; Jordan won't.

He's not a museum piece, either. “It doesn't mean anything,” said Jordan about the tribute. “I just want to play. I'm ready to go. I'm going to do what I do and then get the hell out of there.”

He has a standing gig in San Antonio on Friday nights too, after the festival ends.

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