Santana – “Hope You’re Feeling Better” Live
Santana Takes On A Different Type Of Music
If you’re used to listening to long but beautiful instrumental introduction from Santana, then you’re in for a lovely surprise. The moment you hear the drums and other accompaniment, you know you won’t be subjected to the usual delightful treat. Instead, you’ll be given a feast of your senses. Though Santana’s more popular for fusing classic rock with Latin music, this one’s different.
The band’s sound featured his melodic, blues-based guitar lines set against Latin and African rhythms featuring percussion instruments such as timbales and congas not generally heard in rock music.
The track begins with four bars of organ riff. This third single from “Abraxas” was written by Gregg Rolie. It has also been included in several compilation albums. He has been a constant recipient of critical acclaim and this particular song is no exception. The pure tone of his music makes his chart-toppers recognizable.
A fiery, impassioned soloist, Santana articulates fluid passages that culminate in lengthy sustained notes. From Santana’s career-breakthrough performance at Woodstock in 1969 to the 2000 Grammys — where he won eight awards for Supernatural, tying Michael Jackson’s record — Santana has remained a compelling musician with a devotional spirituality fueling his muse. – Rolling Stone
His versatility is a product of the wide array of musical influences he’s had throughout his entire career.