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Carlos Santana - Carlos Santana And Buddy Miles! Live! CD (album) cover


Carlos Santana


Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.12 | 28 ratings

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4 stars This album quite often is criticized by Santana band's fans. I can understand why, but cant agree in full. First of all, it is first Santana's live album, and first his solo album as well. Then, it is not band's work, but his solo one (ok, more duet with Buddy Miles).

Album was recorded during one concert in Honolulu and never changed too much in studio. So, you have raw and true ,almost documental early live Santana's music sound. Unhappily, recording sound quality isn't good enough.

Music itself is a bit different from Santana band's music, and ,even using some Santana's songs and many elements of his style, in fact are something as Hendrix Band Of Gypsies play with Santana on guitar instead of Jimmi.

Result is long, slightly psychedelic compositions with BOG drummer on vocals. More r'n'b and funky, than Latin rock based. All B -side is one long funky jam. All musicians play very inspired, even if music isn't too complex.

Possibly music there is too different from early Santana Band's albums, but it is really very interesting for fans of jamming, Santana's more jazzy-funky side.

snobb | 4/5 |


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