Wednesday, September 02, 2009

John McLaughlin & Carlos Santana - A Live Supreme Brothers Of The Spirit

This recording has made the rounds online but why not post here, too..?

I find the first few tracks to be a little rough. The playing is sloppy, but at about the six-minute mark during "Afro Blue", certainly by the thirteen-minute mark, things change for the better...everyone gels. The remainder of "Afro Blue" smokes but it is "Naima" and "Flame Sky" that really do it for me.

Here are the details on this liberated boot:

John McLaughlin & Carlos Santana, Chicago Ampitheatre, Chicago, IL, September 1, 1973
"A Live Supreme Brothers Of The Spirit"

01 - Meditation
02 - The Life Divine
03 - A Love Supreme
04 - Afro Blue
05 - Introductions
06 - Naima
07 - Flame Sky
08 - Taurian Matador
09 - Armando Peraza Solo
10 - Billy Cobham Solo
11 - Taurian Matador Reprise
12 - Let Us Go Into The House Of The Lord

Devadip Carlos Santana - Guitars
Mahavishnu John McLaughlin - Guitars
Doug Rauch - Electric Bass
Billy Cobham - Drums
Armando Peraza: Congas, Percussion
Khalid Young - Organ

Download:
John McLaughlin & Carlos Santana - A Live Supreme Brothers Of The Spirit