SANTANA — Santana (review)

SANTANA — Santana album cover Album · 1969 · Latin Rock/Soul Buy this album from MMA partners
5/5 ·
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Excellent debut and one of the definite albums of the San Franciscan psychedelic scene of the late sixties! They proved themselves during the famous Woodstock Festival in summer 1969, when their rendition of "Soul Sacrifice" (from this album) was one of few musical highlights of the event. This album is almost perfect mix of acid-rock, Latino percussions, soul, blues and hints of future jazz improvised jams. Santana's sustained guitar solo parts were highly original, Rollie's organ and vocals add a soulful touch, while the young Michael Shrieve on drums was amazing, not to mention strong percussion and bass support. Even though not strictly a jazz-rock record, "Santana" is more than likely to satisfy the taste of many jazz and fusion fans.
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