Carlos Santana & Mahavishnu John McLaughlin: A Love Supreme
A Love Supreme
Love, Devotion, Surrender (Columbia CK 63593)
Doug Rauch (bass), Armando Peraza (congas), Jan Hammer (drums), Michael Shrieve (drums).
Recorded: New York, October 1972
Rating: 99/100 (learn more)
Carlos Santana, a fellow Coltrane admirer, joined John McLaughlin on Love, Devotion, Surrender for "A Love Supreme." Wailing electric guitars and agitated calls and responses punctuate a truly transcendent version. Whether you believe in the organic nature of a divine music or not, you cannot help but be carried away to some distant place upon the chanting refrains from this performance. It is an homage played with the fervor of true believers in a message and a man.
Reviewer: Walter Kolosky