Very underrated track but one of my fave. Disc 1 Wally Heider Studios, San Francisco; November 1970. The band can go from sheer power Jungle Strut is awesome to real suave moments check out Taboo and some rebellious moments Toussaint L'Overture was a slave rebel if memory serves and ethnic Guajira interludes. Posted Friday, January 18, 2008 Review 158878 3rd Time Lucky. Overall, this is an excellent album with great songwriting.
They did it again: they brought me in a great mood after listening to it once again. This psychedelic piece of art is a bit misleading however: this is no psychedelic spacerock, but just latin-rock with lot's of guitar and keyboardsolo's. It keeps the level of this album very, very high. Then we have the obligatory Santana-stylee exit, a blend of Jingo, Oye Como Va, Soul Sacrifice - all the best bits from the earlier albums, in fact, in Para Los Rumberos. It's not actually too bad in itself, and, released by a lesser band, would be a very strong and original number more, and better Hammond playing in here too! Éste es un Santana esencial, una grabación que merece ser reconsiderado a la luz de su abundancia y visión duraderas. The lead guitar holds back but latches onto a cool laid back melody.
I think that this album, being still between their four best earlier works, is a bit below highest standard of band's golden period. Guajira is one of those giant classic songs by the band, one that will never die on me. The album comes in now in an expanded edition: Columbia's Legay Edition and this double disc edition is rather interesting for fans. Everything's coming our way is only the second more laid back track of the lot, not a superb one in my opinion and almost gets lost in the incredible offering this album is. The music is unmistakably the sound of Santana. If only at least a fraction of those hearing the titles that repositioned Carlos' mainstream cache, All That I Am and Shaman, were to have their curiosity piqued enough to give a listen to early Santana like this one, the jazz-oriented titles such as Welcome most all of which have been reissued in remastered expanded versions, the live Lotus an egregious omission , or even the splendid anthology Dance of the Rainbow Serpent they'd be getting an accurate history of Santana.
It is completely shorn of the tentative approach that afflicted the misconceived studio work. The keyboard is then given some air time, lending good drive to the sound, before it's stripped down to percussion and light bass, and the music segues straight into the song No-one to Depend on. They possessed the rare commodity of owning a sound so unique yet so accessible that they created a singular niche they didn't have to share with any other band. The songs are a little more complex and structured, and they had better sound. All four tracks are great Rolie co-wrote all of them, while Carlos participated in three songs on the whole album, as Mike Shrieve. Nice melody and a superb combination between Gregg and Carlos. Is one to assume, however, that disc 1 1-6 and disc 2 2-7 are from January 24, 1971? Anyway, the fourth winner in a row for sure! No doubt, this is one of the band's masterpiece throughout its career.
The guitar comes to the fore late. Guijira is a return to a more typical Santana sound, reminding me quite strongly of Oye Como Va from the previous album, with its soft shuffle sound. Carlos then immediately socks it to us with some speedy lead licks, and the drama builds with small repeated chunks, giving that flavour of an improvised composition, until the groove kicks in full time, and Santana goes off on one - a bit on the bluffy side, but positively dripping with Latin emotion. The album was released through Columbia Records in September 1971. A 4 star 80% rating is fully deserved. Okay, it ain't real complicated but it's a terrific way to spend three and a half minutes while getting dressed.
However, to expand our offerings and develop new means to foster jazz discovery we need your help. Its middle section is filled with frantic handclaps and call-and-response lines between and , with joining the fray until the entire track explodes into a frenzied finale. The song 'Everything's Coming Our Way' is too commercial for my tastes but 'Para Los Rumberos' closes with a great jazzy brass and Latino percussion explosion. At any rate, this is quality music, and just what you'd expect from Carlos but nothing more : plenty of rock, toe-tapping rhythms, and a few melodies that you can't shake from your mind. First of all, there is second solo guitar Neal Schon at the beginning of his career , which doesn't change music , but add some sound nuances.
Toussaint kicks up the tempo just at the right time, with plenty of call- and-response between Carlos and Rolie on keys. Toussaint L' Ouverture 6:10 4. . Jungle Strut is another firecracker of a song, huge rhythm and great instrumental stuff. Posted Saturday, July 17, 2010 Review 290608 On this, Santana's third studio album in as many years since they wowed the Woodstock nation, I get the impression that they were a fairly happy, uncommonly stable and reasonably satisfied band comfortable in their own skin. I find Toussaint l'Overture a little unremarkable, after such a strong opening - although it does feature very interesting percussion, tasty breaks, and, of course, stellar lead guitar playing. Due to the size of some of the files, please be very patient when downloading the tracks.
The second disc here is a live gig that was the last show on the last night of the Fillmore West. If you're familiar with , you know that we've dedicated over two decades to supporting jazz as an art form, and more importantly, the creative musicians who make it. The band also added another guitarist, Neal Schon, which thickened the sound and allowed for some neat dual guitar riff-offs. A sexy Latin feel good tune. Jim McCarthy's liner notes strain to match the diversity as well as the pure visceral power contained in this music, not to mention the street credibility referenced by Bill Graham in his concert introduction to the group the second disc of this deluxe package. La sección central es destacada por las palmas frenéticas, líneas de llamada y respuesta entre Schon y Rolie, y Carlos que ensambla hasta que la pista entera estalla en un frenético final. The album will peak at Nr.
Then we are treated to Taboo, with an irresistable hand drum beat and plenty of restrained guitar. If you only ever buy one Santana album but why on earth would you? Es un álbum que ha envejecido extremadamente bien debido a su producción de repuesto por Carlos y la banda y a su sonido vivo. Therefore, I recommend this one - but you could take your pick, really :o. What does offer the key is disc two, which includes the band's original studio sessions for the album -- before the addition of Shrieve and Areas to the band. Batuka Jam With Blues 11.
It's an album of contrasts though that has classics such as 'Toussaint' as well as stale instant skip songs such as 'Everybody's Everything'. Fine liner notes by Hal Miller guide the listener through the historical journey of this record. You might retain the latter as a rootsy coda, but even if you did, you would end up with an album decidedly different from and definitely superior to the version as originally issued. The Tower Of Power horn section and the funk flavour just don't do it for me. The percussion work is also impressive the song was co-written by Areas.