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“Samba Pa Ti” is one of Santana’s most popular instrumentals. You can see in this live performance circa 2011 in Montreux the passion that just glows off the guitar. Honestly, this song never gets old! You could probably listen to it over and over again and still find something new in it.
“That evening I heard Samba Pa Ti on the radio and I looked in the mirror and it was my face, my tone, my fingerprints, my identity, my uniqueness. Because when I recorded it I was thinking of nothing, it was just pure feeling. I have a suspicion it came from stuff bottled up inside me, that I didn’t know how to express or articulate.” – Carlos Santana to Mojo Magazine
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He’s an amazing musician and this piece is hands-down magical. It can’t get any better than this. And this, kids, is how it’s done. Watch the master at work.