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Jazz Rock/Fusion

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4 stars Various elements and situations will be able to be enumerated when talking about the content of this album. The music character that Santana created on the boundary of the time of 1972 made the revolution cohabit with inevitability. The music character of Santana that received one the top from "Caravanserai" in "Lotus" would exactly be establishment of Latin-American music and Rock as uniting and be the appearance of thought.

However, changing places of the musician who had participated in the recording of the album contrary to the height of the album-quality might have had the part where some reformation and the conversion had been done through necessity as directionality of the music character.

The tune of "Welcome" announced in 1973 is said that the idea was abundant. A lot of numbers of tunes existed by saying that the content of this "Welcome" would be put on the market in two classes in the rumor. And, about two is adopted for collection as a result though tunes of abundant numbers had the flow that shifts to this album.

Doug Rauch of Bass player who was contributing to work of initial Santana. And, the situation in which keyboard player's Richard Kermode seceded Santana Band. And, the situation of Michael Shrieve to which resignation had already been decided influenced directionality and the music character a little in this album. The part where directionality to listen by "Welcome" had been corrected a little will have been a part that occurred because such a situation had come in succession.

The music character of Santana at this time is Latin-American music and thought as the result with a sublime element till then. Or, it is likely to have had to create it as music to which the element that reflected a philosophical part was refined further. And, it succeeds in the reflection of the part where Jazz Rock/Fusion is better in the tune by appointing Stanley Clarke and Airto Moreira to the recording for this album.

"Spring Manifestations" gives a sublime impression as a start of the album. The idea that has been done before might be reflected. It goes in the sound of nature as an effect and the listener might be a part in this album in the idea as for the expectation.

The sound of the keyboard that there is an anacatesthesia in the percussion instrument twines round "Canto De Los Flores". The sound of the distorted keyboard progresses quietly with a sensual element. Tom Coster contributes to the tune. The quality of the tune is raised as a music character of Santana exactly refined.

"Life Is Anew" is a tune with the part of mellow from the start of the glittering sound. The song by Leon Patillo gives a good impression. And, guitar Solo of Santana will call impression. The part of such a tune is reflected in a mid-term work of Santana.

"Give And Take" advances with hard Riff and the dash feeling. The taste of fused good Rock might be exactly included in the Latin-American music that Santana created. Groove twines with the song in union. The part of the percussion instrument also contributes very much of course. And, the wind that solo of Sax is new is sent.

As for "One With The Sun", a sensual melody of the song and the obbligati of the guitar are impressive. Development where fast and slow overflows will have the taste of good Jazz/Fusion. The sound of the organ and the flow of ensemble are splendid.

"Aspirations" might be reminiscent of the element of John Coltrane. It might be a very high- quality tune in the tune of this album. The flow that gives a sublime impression is proof to make the music character that Santana exactly cultivated an embodiment splendidly as a tune. The progress of a rhythm with the dash feeling in close relation to the melody of glossy Sax and good Chord creates one space. Ensemble of the percussion instrument is also splendid. The band advances in union.

Ad-Rib of a good guitar for the sound of the organ with a sublime impression twines round "Practice What You Preach". The tune receives Leon Patillo that keeps a constant rhythm and sings gently. This tune also contributes exactly as an impression of this album that fuses Jazz Rock.

As for "Mirage", the melody of Chord and the song of the minor is impressive. The sound of the keyboard is indeed variegated. Jazz/Fusion and the part of Latin have fused splendidly as for this tune. The part in which Santana is skillful has exactly gone out to previous. And, the rhythm of the drum that uses the part of Hi-Hat that repeats Open and Close has good feeling.

"Here And Now" is a tune that had already been completed at time when "Welcome" of the album is produced. The flow of Free Tempo in close relation to glossy soprano Sax is a little reminiscent of the element of Coltrane. And, a constant guitar in close relation to the rhythm and the sound of the band continue the tension.

"Fflor De Canela" makes the dash feeling with a good flow of the percussion instrument with fast Passage in Bass of Stanley Clarke. The sound of the keyboard has the movement and quietness and advances. This tune might be one space that Santana creates. The impression running through in the space at a fast speed is exactly a color of Santana.

"Promise Of A Fisherman" connects from "Fflor De Canela" and is performed. The tune heads for the top with the dash feeling continued. Guitar and chorus. And, the dash feeling and the unison of the keyboard. Everything unites into one.

"Borboletta" is a tune that Airto Moreira offered. The impression of which the color of Airto Moreira has gone out strongly is exactly given. This tune that decorates the end of the album is composed of the part of the voice and the percussion instrument. A different impression might be given in the entire composition.

Santana splendidly united Jazz Rock and the element of Latin by this album. This flow might be established to some degree and become an element that formed a mid-term work. And, one the top is received in idea and impressionist school "Moonflower" of this album. Album Art using the special paper that was called "Aluglas" also got into the news.

Kazuhiro | 4/5 |


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