New Santana Album "Africa Speaks"

Santana has a new album out; since it's not quite jazz, and I'm not sure if it's Rock, I'll just throw it up for grabs and see who likes it.

Africa Speaks is inspired by music from the continent of Africa, and has been called a "unique fusion of rock, Latin and jazz". Many of the album's tracks were recorded in one take. The album features vocals from Spanish singer Buika.

Africa Speaks was released on June 7, 2019 by Concord Records and Suretone Records, but this is the first time I've seen it on "you-tube"

Since it has been hard for me to find anything by Santana that I didn't like, I'll refrain from expressing my biased opinion.

What do you think?

Showing 3 responses by chazro

For the more discerning music-lover, Buika's the real deal!  If you can, try to follow master drummer Dafnis Prieto, prepare for lift-off!!!;)
Wanna see a group of grown men running away from a mouse?, watch what happens when they turn on this video!;)  A few points 1st -
- This music is extremely well played, is a derivative of a music with roots in the Latin Jazz behemoth; Irakere (Chucho Valdes, Arturo Sandoval, Paquito D'Rivera).  It's all the rage in Cuba and its called Timba.
- The music swings mightily and allows room for and encourages, extended solos! 
- The people like to get dolled up, and than proceed to sweat their asses off, not by simply dancing, but improvising on the dancefloor.

There was a time when the exact same things used to be said about JAZZ!;)