. I've loved a hell of a lot of Carlos and Co for a long time since Woodstock. Taboo is coo-coo-cool. Got to finally see him and band at the 02 about 4 years ago...although sadly the sound system was crap and that place is far too big....would have loved a smaller, more intimate venue for the Santana vibe. Above cut Guajira always was and still is on my shaving, getting styled up and getting ready to go out playlist.
Heard him interviewed on Steve Wright in the Afternoon a few years back and he was a treat. Despite his sublime talent and elder statesman/rock god status and all, he sounded humble, gracious, still enthusiastic and said was still learning. He also had and infectious sense of humour. Santana is the nazz.