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Stephen’s first album released in 2002. Songs written between 1997-2001.
The title tune is a rumba, kicks ass all the way to the bullring and back to the bodega. It has a raunchiness to it, like a Sinaloan mariachi full-tilt at midnight. Technique? This artist has plenty, yet is never showy, never beside the point, never deploying speed runs for practice or vanity. The composition is everything: tone, narrative, and the flamenco feel. This sense of balance between aesthetics and virtuosity is a real measure of talent, and this album displays plenty.