Carlos Santana

Carlos Santana

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Carlos Santana
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Born 20 July 1947, Autlan de Novarra, Jalisco, Mexico.

Santana is a veteran guitarist noted for his distinctive Tijuana jazz-influenced playing style. Born in Mexico, but resident in the USA from childhood, he has been the leader of the group Santana since 1966. Originally the 'Santana Blues Band' they debuted, as Santana, at Bill Graham's Fillmore West theater in San Francisco on June 16, 1968.

His performance was recorded on film at the Woodstock Festival in August 1969 and, after the breakup of this original group, he worked and recorded with drummer Buddy Miles. Carlos then formed a duo with John McLaughlin, becoming a follower of guru Sri Chinmoy who countenanced them the titles 'Devadip' (the eye, the lamp, the light of God) and 'Mahavishnu' respectively. This duo recorded "Love Devotion Surrender" together. 'Devadip' Carlos Santana then worked with another religious disciple, Turiya Alice Coltrane, widow of John Coltrane. He ended his relationship with Chinmoy followers in 1982.

From 1974 to 1999 Santana performed with a host of renowned musicians, regularly releasing albums over the years. In June 1999 he released Supernatural, the biggest hit of his career, winning eight Grammy Awards.
In 2003 Rolling Stone magazine listed Carlos Santana at number 20 on their list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time. In 2013 Carlos Santana earned the distinction of becoming a Kennedy Center honoree for his contribution to the arts.
Carlos Santana teamed up in 2016 with two of the greatest living jazz musicians, saxophonist Wayne Shorter and keyboardist Herbie Hancock, in a new jazz-rock collective called Mega Nova that gave its debut performance on Wednesday, August 24 2016, at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. The group also features respected jazz bassist Marcus Miller and Carlos' wife/current Santana drummer, Cindy Blackman Santana.
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Carlos Santana Discography

Albums

Carlos Santana And Buddy Miles Carlos Santana And Buddy Miles - Carlos Santana & Buddy Miles! Live! (Album) Columbia US 1972 Sell This Version
Carlos Santana & Mahavishnu John McLaughlin* Carlos Santana & Mahavishnu John McLaughlin* - Love Devotion Surrender (Album) Columbia Venezuela 1973 Sell This Version
Devadip Carlos Santana* & Turiya Alice Coltrane* Devadip Carlos Santana* & Turiya Alice Coltrane* - Illuminations (Album) Columbia Netherlands 1974 Sell This Version
Devadip Carlos Santana* Oneness, Silver Dreams Golden Reality (Album) Columbia Australia 1979 Sell This Version
Devadip Carlos Santana* The Swing Of Delight (Album) Columbia South Africa 1980 Sell This Version
Carlos Santana Havana Moon (Album) Columbia US 1983 Sell This Version
Carlos Santana Blues For Salvador (Album) CBS Australia 1987 Sell This Version
Spiral-015/16 Carlos Santana, Mahavishunu John McLaughlin* Carlos Santana, Mahavishunu John McLaughlin* - Love Devotion Surrender Sessions(2xCDr, RM, S/Edition) Spiral Records Spiral-015/16 UK 2000 Sell This Version
Carlos Santana Divine Light (Album) Columbia, Legacy Austria 2001 Sell This Version
Carlos Santana & Wayne Shorter Band Carlos Santana & Wayne Shorter Band - Live At The 1988 Montreux Jazz Festival (Album) Liberation Entertainment 2005 Sell This Version
RV CD 200 Carlos Santana And Various Carlos Santana And Various - Playin' With Carlos(CD, Album, Comp) Raven Records RV CD 200 Australia 2005 Sell This Version
EREDV681 Carlos Santana Carlos Santana Plays Blues At Montreux 2004(DVD-A, PAL) Eagle Vision EREDV681 Europe 2008 Sell This Version
Santana* & McLaughlin* Santana* & McLaughlin* - Invitation To Illumination Live At Montreux 2011 (Album) Eagle Records US 2013 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Carlos Santana & Buddy Miles Carlos Santana & Buddy Miles - Evil Ways (Single) CBS, CBS UK 1972 Sell This Version
YD 323 Carlos Santana & Buddy Miles / Walter Carlos Carlos Santana & Buddy Miles / Walter Carlos - Evil Ways / Marcia Da "Arancia Meccanica" (Clockwork Orange) Beethoven: Quarto Tempo Della Nona Sinfonia(7", Jukebox) CBS YD 323 Italy 1972 Sell This Version
AS 573 Devadip Carlos Santana* The Solo Guitar Of Devadip Carlos Santana(12", Single) Columbia AS 573 US 1979 Sell This Version
Devadip Carlos Santana* Untitled (EP) Columbia US 1980 Sell This Version
Devadip Carlos Santana* La Llave (Single) CBS Spain 1980 Sell This Version
Carlos Santana Havana Moon CBS Spain 1983 Sell This Version
Carlos Santana Watch Your Step (Single) CBS UK 1983 Sell This Version
Carlos Santana And Willie Nelson Carlos Santana And Willie Nelson - They All Went To Mexico (Single) CBS UK 1983 Sell This Version
43545 Carlos Santana Havana Moon(7", Single, Promo) CBS 43545 Netherlands 1983 Sell This Version
SOUNDPAGE #40 Carlos Santana & Chester Thompson (2) Carlos Santana & Chester Thompson (2) - Blues For Salvador(Flexi, 7", Promo) Guitar Player Magazine SOUNDPAGE #40 US 1988 Sell This Version
John Lee Hooker Starring Carlos Santana & The Santana Band John Lee Hooker Starring Carlos Santana & The Santana Band - The Healer (Single, Maxi) Silvertone Records Germany 1989 Sell This Version
ZB 43767 John Lee Hooker With Bonnie Raitt / John Lee Hooker With Carlos Santana John Lee Hooker With Bonnie Raitt / John Lee Hooker With Carlos Santana - I'm In The Mood / The Healer(7", Single) Silvertone Records ZB 43767 Europe 1989 Sell This Version