Viva Carlos! "A Supernatural Marathon Celebration"

Viva Carlos! "A Supernatural Marathon Celebration"

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Viva Carlos!
A Supernatural Marathon Celebration
The Story
Viva Carlos! "A Supernatural Marathon Celebration" brings together incredible and influential guitarists Eric Johnson, Robben Ford, Eric Gales, Frank Gambale, Albert Lee, Pat Martino, Vinnie Moore, Mike Stern, Coco Montoya and Jeff Richman, each paying tribute to rock guitar icon Carlos Santana, a pioneer of Latin-influenced rock music. A gifted composer and powerful band leader, Carlos Santana has created a phenomenal catalog of memorable compositions in the genres of rock, jazz/rock and Latin music. These ten incredible guitarists have come together to lift up their guitars as their voices in celebration of some of the most important music in rock history.

If that wasn't enough, additional musicians making up the band include Abe Laboriel on bass, Dave Weckl on drums, Luis Conte on percussion and vocals, and Peter Wolf on organ.

The Music
04:42 Vinnie Moore "Se A Cabo" Instrumental
04:42 Jeff Richman "Europa (Earths Cry Heavens Smile)" Instrumental
06:40 Eric Gales "Jingo" Vocal
04:58 Mike Stern "Oye Como Va" Vocal
05:24 Pat Martino "Flor D'luna (Moonflower)" Instrumental
04:53 Eric Johnson "Aqua Marine" Instrumental
04:36 Frank Gambale "Samba De Sausalito" Instrumental
04:26 Robben Ford "Blues For Salvador" Instrumental
05:01 Albert Lee "Samba Pa Ti" Instrumental
04:58 Coco Montoya "Jungle Strut" Instrumental
The Artists
Robben Ford Guitar
Eric Gales Guitar
Frank Gambale Guitar
Eric Johnson Guitar
Albert Lee Guitar
Pat Martino Guitar
Coco Montoya Guitar
Vinnie Moore Guitar
Jeff Richman Guitar, Production, Arrangements, Photography
Mike Stern Guitar
Peter Wolf Keyboards, Organ, Associate Production
Dave Weckl Drums
Abraham Laboriel Bass
Luis Conte Percussion, Vocals
Luis Conte Jr. Additional Percussion on "Jingo"
Paul Ericksen Engineering, Mixing
Richard Mullen Engineering
Chris Swenson Engineering
Alfonso Rodenas Engineering
Paul Tavenner Engineering
Ken Wallace Engineering
Gary Novak Engineering
Mike Varney Executive Production
Jules Arindem Music Copying
Larry Sipes Mastering
Steve Jennings Photography
Lisa Moore Photography
Max Crace Photography
Studios used Wild West Studios (Malibu, CA), Big City Recording (Granada Hills, CA), Ian London Studios (New York City), Kronos Studio, Studio Magnifico, Vinman Studios, Memphis Independent, Saucer Sound.

Mastered at Bernie Grundman Mastering Labs, Hollywood, CA.