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“Want Some Garcia With Your Salsa?” . . . : Jerry Garcia with Carlos Santana and Ruben Blades

As a music nerd I always got a kick when a musician you love and admire plays with another one of your musical heroes. It’s especially cool when it actually sounds as good as you hoped it would. Such is

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Follow Your Bliss – Guitar Shredding Edition: Santana/McLaughlin’s Love Devotion Surrender

A previous post discussed the work of Alice Coltrane, 2nd wife to jazz legend John Coltrane, as anĀ  example of a specific strain of jazz in the late sixties/ early seventies that has been referred to as Spiritual Jazz. The

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Posted in Improvisation, Jam Band, Jazz, Music Appreciation and Analysis
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