Santana made clear that there was no such thing in his music as 'mindless conformity' and this unorthodox mix of Salsa, Rock, Jazz and Blues on Abraxas proved to be quite successful. This album, that due to its variety would be a nightmare to marketeers in the '90s, peaked at #1 in the Billboard Top 200 in the '70s. A classic!
With over 40 albums in his discography, Carlos Santana is one of the most famous guitar heroes ever. Making music for more than 40 years with a wide range of other world class musicians, excellent trips to various genres of music changed Santana from 'one to watch' to an absolute legend!
After the release of Abraxas in September 1970 Santana made clear that there was no such thing in his music as 'mindless conformity' and this unorthodox mix of Salsa, Rock, Jazz and Blues proved to be quite successful. [...more...]
... /> Wild, free, and loose, the group conjures the feeling of mountains and rivers on the lead-off instrumental "Singing Winds, Crying Beasts," leads a salsa parade on the definitive version of Tito Puente's "Oye Como Va," and explores its sensual side on the stellar showcase [...]
... /> "Dissatisfied with the sound of their debut, the group brought in as a co-producer veteran jazz engineer Fred Catero, whose skills proved invaluable in balancing the new range of musical flavors Santana [was] bringing into its sound: the [...]