After many years Carlos Santana reunited his band after about 45 years.
And it's about time!
Latin rock with Carlos Santana’s one-of-a-kind bluesy andsoulfull-guitarlicks.
That was matchless magic right from the start.
Neal Schon joined Santana as second guitarist for 1971’s “III,” following the huge “Abraxas” album.
Forty-five years later, Schon inspired Santana to make “IV,” reuniting the two of them with singer and keyboards player Gregg Rolie, drummer Michael Shrieve, and percussionist Michael Carabello. Longtime Santana bassist Benny Rietveld and percussionist Karl Perazzo play in the places of David Brown (RIP) and Jose “Chepito” Areas (MIA).
Ronald Isley, of the Isley Brothers, sings two songs of which one or maybe two probably will end up as a single release.
They still can rock in typical classic Santana style, thunderously so on “Shake it”.
But best of all, Santana the band, and the man, play with regal grace on the stunning instrumental, “Suenos.” the guitar is so smooth, it's from space.
Schon knows who the real master is here and sticks to compliment Carlos gracefully song after song.
It is really wonderfull to hear Rolie singing with his old bandmates again after all these years.
Listen to the great and very pure and calm “Blues Magic,”
. “Echizo” has this fantastic hot Mexican flame.
“Forgiveness,” The last song gives us something to think about what the future will possibly bring....
After listening to all these mostly great tracks it's like they had no 45 years break at all.
It is 45 years of worth waiting for.