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Santana - Sacred Fire (Live in Mexico) CD (album) cover




Jazz Rock/Fusion

4.26 | 19 ratings

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erik neuteboom
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5 stars This is the best Mexican party you can attend, Carlos Santana playing a home game (recorded in Mexico City, 1993)! From the very first second on this DVD Carlos and his outstanding band blow you away: a super-inspired 'Sustain Santana' with lots of moving, often howling guitar soli, hot Afro-Cuban percussion play on conga's and timbales, strong vocalists and a keyboard player who delivers great work on the Hammond organ (with the spirit of Greg Rolie) and keyboards. Jorge Santana plays a beautiful guitar solo in Guajira, obviously inspired by his brother Carlos! It's fun to see all those swinging gorgeous women and air-guitar playing macho men in the crowd, they enjoyed themselves very much with great renditions of 'classics' like Black Magic Woman (sensational work on the bottle-neck by Carlos), Oye Como Va (exciting vibraphone solo on keyboards), Samba Pa Ti (sustain- time!), Soul Sacrifice (percussion-time!), Europa and of course the super-catchy conga rhythm of Jingo-Lo Ba, everybody freaks out (including many children who were invited to join Carlos on stage), Carlos Santana should be president of this world because he is the one who tries to unite people from all nations!

erik neuteboom | 5/5 |


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