April 12, 2016 |
Between whitewashed singles such as 1999's "Smooth" and Carnivale-like celebrations such as 2014's Corazón , Carlos Santana all but turned from the mix of incendiary psychedelia, free jazz and wild blues that made up his earliest efforts, like 1970's Abraxas . Afro-Cuban yes, but where was the psilocybin-fueled fury and bliss of yore? Formed in 1966 in San Francisco the first Santana (Carlos with singer/keyboardist Gregg Rolie and conga player Michael Carabello) was as much a soundtrack to that city-by-the-bay's hot summers of love as was the Grateful Dead.
August 25, 2015 |
For the last several summers in Atlantic City, sage guitarist and all-around-brand Carlos Santana (he's got his own shoes, cologne, and tequila) has opened up and hit on his roots as a Mexican-born titan of psychedelic rock and Latin music. Last year's album, Corazón, was his first to celebrate his ethnic heritage in funky yet traditional fashion while conjuring rope-a-doping rhythms and scorching guitar lines. On Friday, in a live setting - the Borgata's big room for the first of two sold-out shows - he allowed all his varied ethnographic sounds and histories to mingle like a zesty, spicy posole.
June 7, 2014 |
Carlos Santana has been and done many things in his 40-year-plus career as a guitarist and composer, but one thing the Mexican-born titan of psychedelic rock has avoided, until now, was an album solely dedicated to his ethnic roots. Santana, 66, who plays the Borgata on June 13 and 14, just never felt the need to make a Latin music album. "For us, it's a way of life, not a product or a project," he explains. "All in due time. " "Due time" arrived in May, when Santana's latest album, Corazon , appeared.
June 17, 2013 |
PRETTY MUCH everything about Stephen Strasburg's return from the disabled list went well except the result. Washington's ace righthander allowed one run and one hit in five innings, but the Nationals' offense did nothing to support him in yesterday's 2-0 loss to the Indians in Cleveland. "I felt really good and definitely could have gone for a few more innings, but they didn't want me to," he said. "It was good to be out there after 2 weeks. " Strasburg (3-6) was activated before the game and made his first start since May 31 when he strained a muscle in his back.
April 11, 2012 |
KYLE DRABEK won for the first time since June, Edwin Encarnacion homered and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the visiting Boston Red Sox, 7-3, Tuesday night. Drabek (1-0) struggled in two starts against Boston last season, allowing 12 runs and 15 hits and taking the loss in a 14-1 home defeat on June 12, his last start before being demoted to Triple A. The righthander, the Phillies' first-round draft pick in 2006, was much sharper this time, giving up one run and three hits in 5 1/3 innings and setting down nine straight in one stretch.
May 16, 2011
ATLANTA - The public-address system at Turner Field wasn't too clear and most of the early arrivals probably weren't paying a lot of attention when various dignitaries from baseball's Civil Rights Weekend ceremonies were being introduced on the field before the Phillies-Braves game. But when noted musician Carlos Santana, winner of the Beacon of Change Award, stepped to the podium, his parting shot rang out loud and clear. "The people of Atlanta should be ashamed of themselves," he said before going back to his seat.
May 16, 2011
ATLANTA - In a pregame ceremony, Major League Baseball honored Ernie Banks, Carlos Santana (the musician, not the catcher), and Morgan Freeman. It was an odd collection, but a part of the festivities for the Civil Rights Game. Phillies president David Montgomery was among the special guests, along with commissioner Bud Selig. The fifth annual game was moved to Atlanta for the first time after previously being in Cincinnati and Memphis. It was Hank Aaron's idea to bring the game to Atlanta.
June 14, 2010 |
Collision course Washington's Adam Dunn is a moose. He's also a former University of Texas football player. Cleveland's rookie catcher, Carlos Santana, found this out the hard way Sunday when he got freight-trained at home plate by the Nationals' 6-foot-6, 287-pound first baseman in the second inning. Santana moved to his left to possibly catch an overthrow when he inadvertently stepped into the path of the onrushing Dunn. Santana was knocked off his feet and did a backward somersault.
February 20, 2010 |
Depardieu shrugs off flak for going dark to play Dumas Gerard Depardieu yesterday dismissed critics who have attacked him for darkening his skin to play mixed-race author Alexandre Dumas in the new film L'autre Dumas. Patrick Lozes of France's Representative Council for Black Associations said it's insulting that a white actor was cast to play Dumas, whose grandmother was a Haitian slave. "It is a way of saying that we don't have any black actor who has the talent to play [Dumas]
February 25, 2000
Viva Carlos! Viva Santana! You won eight Grammy awards Wednesday night, fitting recognition of more than 30 years of sweet playing. In the 1960s and 1970s, your band - one of the first multicultural, world-music groups - was a hit-maker, the high point of the original Woodstock with the blazing "Soul Sacrifice. " Amid the thick forest of electric guitarists, yours is one of the few truly distinctive sounds, a mastery of "sustain" and Latin melody. Felicidades, hombre! All the time, you've stuck to your humane philosophy of harmony among people.