Santana’s Caravanserai is stunning
Airdrie music fan Jim Milton presents the second of his new feature with the Ticket called‘Hidden Treasure’by taking a look at Santana’s 1972 release‘Caravanserai’.
Every month Jim will put the spotlight on a little-known album deserving greater recognition. newcomers Douglas Rauch, Tom Rutley, James Mingo Lewis and Armando Peraza joining Santana, Shrieve, Jose Chepito Areas and keyboard mainstay Gregg Rolie.
San Francisco Latin rock group soon to embrace other genres including blues, jazz fusion and salsa.
Formed in 1967 by Mexican-born guitarist Carlos Santana, the band’s first three albums are today considered classics. A 10-time Grammy winner, his late 90s resurgence led to success, particularly multi-platinum album‘Supernatural’. Shift in direction ‘Caravanserai’ trademark Latin or, perhaps more appropriately on this desert-themed outing, African rhythms.
Track five, the Rolie/Schon/Santana penned‘Song of the Wind’showcases Carlos at his shimmering peak.
‘Dreamy Gibson’passages atop a delectable canvas of Rauch and Rolie’s (the new Rock‘n’Roll?) bass and organ and‘Lewis and Shrieve’s’ gently building rhythms.
Music fan Airdrie man Jim writes for the Ticket