CARLOS SANTANA — Live At The 1988 Montreaux Jazz Festival With Wayne Shorter (review)

CARLOS SANTANA — Live At The 1988 Montreaux Jazz Festival With Wayne Shorter album cover Movie · 2005 · Fusion Buy this album from MMA partners
3.5/5 ·
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Lots of good music happens at the Montreaux Jazz Festivals. I'm a little envious of those who can attend regularly. According to the DVD cover blurb for this one:

"It began almost as a lark when Carlos Santana encountered his longtime friend and hero Wayne Shorter on the concert trail in Atlanta, GA, in 1987. Carlos said, "Let's start a rumor that we're putting a band together."

Wayne's eyes got bigger and brighter as he smiled and then responded: "Yeah, Carlos, let's start a rumor."

A few months later the Carlos Santana/Wayne Shorter Band performed its debut concert at The Fillmore in San Francisco, the beginning of a 26-concert tour throughout the U.S. and Europe. The performance of this magnificent band was recorded at Montreux, Switzerland, on July 14, 1988, and includes interviews with Carlos Santana, Wayne Shorter and festival creator Claude Nobs."

Excuse me if I quoted that too extensively.

Hard to figure out whether to place this one under Carlos Santana or Santana. Most of the musicians are from the Santana band at the time. Wayne Shorter and Patrice Rushen are special guests. Leon "Ndugu" Chancellor replaces Graham Lear on drums.

This is a lot jazzier than the studio albums Santana was releasing at the time. It's something special to see this one time collaboration between Santana and Shorter. The quality of the video and audio are top notch.
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