Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Swing of Delight
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
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Don't miss the point...Devadip=Sri Chimnoy
M. Detko | Scarborough, Ontario Canada | 11/28/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This is largely an album dedicated to Santana's guru, Sri Chimnoy, The tunes Phuler Matan and others with exotic titles are short modal mantras written by Sri Chimnoy (I have heard him perform them on his own albums, which is his voice accompanied by air organ only). Santana has taken the melodies and brought in the top fusion guys of the day to play them in an improvisational setting. The results are mixed, with Tony Williams pumping out rocky fusion beats over Herbie Hancock's sympathetic but a little harsh-sounding Rhodes. Mind you, in terms of clarity, the production on this album is superb, the best around at the time when I heard it. Also the original was a double-vinyl, with less than 15 minutes per side so that the groove spacing could be farther to allow for extended dynamic range during playback. Great idea but a lot of side-flipping...anyway the music is solid but the material is a little thin, melodically, and the ryhthms closer to rock or latin that to jazz. Mr. Santana thanks Hancock and Wayne Shorter and the other stellar players on this album as the culmination of a dream to make an album with those he considers the best musicians in the world. The rest of the album consists of Wayne Shorter titles such as "Shere Khan, the Tiger" and "Love Theme From Spartacus". I liked the album originally but now I don't listen anymore as I found it to be a little too pretentious, despite the star power."
A Total Rare Swing
W. Noshie | Beirut, Lebanon | 01/03/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"It is difficult to rate this album and be fair to all the review readers.
To start, yes this is a Santana album. The guitar and the mood is all of a Santana album; yet "The swing of delight" is a total swing from Santana's previous releases. It is not Rock; it is not Rock- Jazz -Fusion either, but a pure Jazz album.
Featuring great Jazz musicians like Ron Carter, Tony Williams and Herbie Hancock.
How wrong can you be, buying a Jazz album with all these musicians playing in it? Not much.
If you are a ROCK Santana Fan, then stay away from this album.
If you are into Jazz music and want to hear Carlos Santana perform with some great Jazz musicians, this is your only chance.
One of Santana's greatest albums
M. Waltermire | Albuquerque, NM United States | 04/12/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is one of Santana's greatest musical accomplishments as I see it. Though rough in a couple of spots, there are some amazing connections going on in this album, especially between Carlos and Herbie Hancock, who appear together on every track. In many ways, this is one of the better Herbie Hancock CDs as well. A great album for anyone who likes creative fusion and latin jazz when it was at the height of its brilliance."