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"I'm as good as ever. I'm ready to kick anyone's ass on the accordion" - Esteban "Steve" Jordan
On today's entry, we will look back at two of the features that NPR did on Esteban "Steve" Jordan. The first video is from Latino USA's Senior Producer Alex Avila, and it's an hour-long radio documentary that was aired by NPR on September 15th, 2008. The second video is from NPR's All Things Considered, it's an 8 minute feature on Jordan by John Burnett. Some of the topics discussed over the course of both programs are his reclusiveness, his rather unique accordion sound (like using phase shifters and synthesizers for his accordion), his lack of education (never learned how to read or write), his family, his time with Willie Bobo, brief technical analysis of his accordion work, and background.
Also, you will hear many great samples of Jordan's eclectic music throughout these two shows. Enjoy.
No Rules: The Life & Music of Esteban 'Steve' Jordan from NPR's Latino USA on Vimeo.