Original Santana Reuniting
2/22/2013 9:23:00 AM
Guitar wizard Carlos Santana is putting the band back together.
“As well as Neal we have the two Mikes, Mike Carabello and Michael Shrieve. I am pretty sure Greg’s going to do it. So that is pretty much everyone,” … “So far we have invited the original members like Greg Rolie from the first three albums,” he told Noise11. “It will be like Santana IV because we stopped at ‘Santana III’”.
Neal back with Santana? Very cool.
Not surprising, it looks like the new album featuring these outstanding musicians is going back to their roots and once again seeking inspiration from Africa.
“We have been checking out a lot of African music, African patterns,” Santana said. “Each artist has his own thing that he listens to. Led Zeppelin listened to Otis Rush. Cream listened to Freddie King and Albert King. We all had someone that we listened to. It was a beautiful common ground for Santana to play African music”.
Right now Carlos is on a tour that should keep him busy for the next year. He has said to expect the new album in 2014.