This masterpiece is the testimony of some concerts in Japan and was the first live album released by the band. Inside there is almost all the best of Santana's initial discography in a live context that makes each song inevitably even more interesting. The excellent work of the individual musicians that we can hear here at work never comes to be a simple demonstration of above-average technical skills, but it is a union of #transcendentalsound that mix and blend together #blues, #jazz, #rock and #Latin influences as a unicum from which we can not detach. The #instrumental sections, which often go on for many minutes and take on the connotations of solo parts in which the technique is put at the service of harmony, are the essence of Santana's music and the whole album is characterized by it. Another central element is the #percussion, which transmit a sensation of continuous and incessant movement, a party of #Latinrhythms on which the #guitar and #keyboards can juggle the best of their potential, focusing on warm and melodic tones, which point directly to the the heart of the listener. An unforgettable sound experience, transporting us by song in song linked together so as not to leave us in the desolation of silence, but instead giving us the opportunity to follow the songs as if they were a single whole body in motion. #BlackMagicWoman, #GypsyQueen, #OreComoVa, #IncidentatNeshabur, #SeaCabo and #SambaPaTi, #Waiting, #EveryStepoftheWay and #StoneFlower. #GoingHome, #YoursIstheLight and Samba de Sausalito the intermezzo #Batuka and the final Toussaint L'Overture.
Lotus is an album with an immediate approach for those who are not accustomed to sound of this type but this only if you listen without the due awareness of having a job that exudes a technical level outside the norm, generated by artists from superfine touch, able to move the soul and drag the listener in a tunnel of unique #sounds, lights and colors. From this #live in Japanese land we find the highest expression of Santana's musical passion, its most complete musical testimony of that period. #mylifesoundtrack #myreviews #listendayandnight #masterpiece #live #1974 #musicaleducation