Jimenez Jr., Santiago - Purely Instrumental

Tex-Mex Instrumental Button Box Accordion with Santiago Jimenez Jr.!


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A contemporary recording of Santiago Jiménez Jr. one of the most popular traditional conjunto style accordionists in Texas today. Steeped in the musical roots of his father's pioneering Tex-Mex accordion style, Santiago Jiménez Jr. has made his own contributions to keep the traditional conjunto sound alive. On this recording made in late 1997, Santiago Jiménez Jr. delivers a hot set of instrumentals that will delight polka enthusiasts and anyone who enjoys authentic accordion virtuosity.

1. Tocale Otra Vez - (polka)
2. Maria Te Quiero - (polka)
3. A Bailar Otra Vez - (vals)
4. Los Caballitos - (polka)
5. La Paloma - (danzon)
6. Buenas Tardes - (polka)
7. Nuestro Amor - (vals bajito)
8. Adios Muchachos - (tango tejano)
9. El Casino - (polka)
10. Los Arbolitos - (redova)
11. El Trenecito - (polka)
12. Yolanda - (vals)
13. Las Copetonas - (polka)
14. Sonando Contigo - (vals)
15. Los Brinquitos - (polka)
16. Las Polkas De Alemania - (polka)

REVIEW

“... a set of instrumentals, and one that stresses the centrality to Jiménez's music of playing for dancers; the play-list consists of nine polkas, four waltzes, a redova, a tango and a danzon. There's no self-indulgence in Santiago's playing; there is enormous technical skill, which sometimes finds its expression in flashy licks, but they're always played 'for your dancing pleasure,' never as theatrics for their own sake. His accompanists (bajo sexto, string bass, and drums) do a fine, unobtrusive job, too, and the result is a CD of dance music that's strict tempo, and yet swings like nobody's business; it goes straight to the heart by way of the feet.”

-Chris Smith, Blues & Rhythm
Artist: Santiago Jimenez Jr.

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