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Carlos Santana: Hymns For Peace: Live at Montreux 2004

Carlos Santana gathered together his dream band for this gala concert held at Stravinsky Hall in Montreux, Switzerland on July 15, 2004. Backed by drummer Dennis Chambers, former Miles Davis bassist Benny Rietveld, longtime Santana keyboardist Chester Thompson and percussionist Karl Perazzo, the rock guitarist wails with ferocious abandon alongside such jazz greats as John McLaughlin, Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea.

The eclectic program on this two-DVD set finds Santana and company alternately addressing pop anthems like Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Goin’ On,” Bob Dylan’s “Blowin’ in the Wind,” John Lennon’s “Imagine” and Bob Marley’s “One Love”(with vocals provided by Patti Austin, Angelique Kidjo, Barbara Morrison and Sylver Sharp) and digging deeper on more profound fare like John Coltrane’s “A Love Supreme,” Joe Zawinul’s “In a Silent Way” and “Jingo,” a Latin-flavored jamming vehicle from Santana’s 1969 self-titled debut.

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