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Jazz Rock/Fusion

4.13 | 409 ratings

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5 stars Santana's debut album is well known and is absolut classic right now, after 40 (!) years of it's release date!

Still with strong blues-rock and Frisco psychodelia roots, you can hear here how latin-fusion was born! Perfect combination of heavy keyboards, Latin drums and Santana's latin guitar sound for the first time bring this hot mix to the music world. Album's music is coming more from rock and Latin-folk than from jazz, so don't expect too much complexity there. But the music has it fantastic soul,coming right from the streets!

Half instrumental album is spiced with perfect Gregg Rolie ( future Journey) vocals. Both together is very strong debut important as well as cornerstone of Latin fusion and long successful Santana's career .

I just listened it one more time right now ( for it's 40 years anniversary!). Believe me, it sounds fresh and attractive, nothing like a good from museum.

Absolutely recommended for any fan of Latin Fusion as the one from style's Golden Archive. As well should be interesting for any lover of Latin Rock, blues-rock, guitar jazz-rock as well.

snobb | 5/5 |


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