Santana | Format: import LP | Genre: Rock | Album Condition: New | Cover Condition: Sealed
Rynearson Stadium, Ypsilanti 25-05-75
This live document was originally broadcast as a King Biscuit Flower Hour radio program. The sound here is better than many other issues from this source over the years, but that's not the primary reason for interest in this outing. This show reveals the Santana band walking a tightrope between the early Latin rock sound that made them famous and the improvisational quality of the jazz fusion that underscored recordings such as Welcome, Caravanserai, and Borboletta -- the latter was the album they were supporting here. Gregg Rolie and Michael Shrieve had left by this time, and lineup changes were almost constant. But this is a smoking live group with some long-term main stays including percussionist Armando Peraza and keyboardist/vocalist Tom Coster. New lead vocalist and second keyboardist Leon Patillo is arguably better than anybody that ever fronted this unit save for Leon Thomas. Leon "Ndugu" Chancler, on drums, adds hard breakbeat funk inside a rock equation. Bassist David Brown is among the more underrated players of the instrument. The material, though most of it is classic Santana, is given fresh energy by two things: the guitarist's harder-edged, more adventurous style (after coming under the influence of John McLaughlin some years before), and the input of jazz
and funk chops of these players, who also know how to make them rock.
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