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Around the Blogs: The Shorter Santana Band's First Show, 1988

Jan 13, 2010

Carlos Santana has appeared on this blog before for his jazz collaborations with the likes of John McLaughlin and Leon Thomas. Here's a more recent excursion into jazz from the great guitarist, courtesy of the blog Infinite Foolishness.

In 1988, Santana teamed up with Wayne Shorter for a 26-concert tour throughout the U.S. and Europe, which began at the historic Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco. Their concert at the Montreux Jazz Festival later that year has been available on CD and DVD. However, you can go to the Infinite Fool's blog and get a great soundboard recording from that initial show. Quite a band that night - Santana on guitar, Shorter on saxophone, Chester Thompson and Patrice Rushen on keyboards, Alphonso Johnson (ex-Weather Report, as was Shorter) on bass, Ngdu Chancler on drums and percussionists Armando Peraza and Jose "Chepito" Areas. Check it out.