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All That He Is: Santana at Wembley Arena, London

Richard English, Rock's Backpages, May 2006

IN A PANAMA HAT, Hawaiian shirt, baggy jeans, trainers, shades, pallid complexion, and bristly moustache that he was careful not to get his chewing gum stuck on, Carlos Santana delivered a master class in Latino-rock-blues-jazz guitar. It was enthralling, sad, giddy, transcendent. There is a hint of the brujo about him.

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