These two virtuoso guitarists were coming from different musical worlds when they came together for this unique 1972 project. What they shared, besides the instrument they'd mastered, was profound spirituality; both had taken inspiration from the music of John Coltrane.
The core of this album are three magnificent extended guitar jams including Coltrane's "A Love Supreme" that border on spiritual ecstasy. Coltrane's "Naima" and McLaughlin's "Meditation" provide acoustic interludes. Larry Young's organ is the cohesive, connective force in this music. To hear Santana and McLaughlin trading licks and then coming together is a guitar fan's dream come true. But while guitar playing is stunning in its virtuosity, it never loses the focus and the soul of the music.
180 gram vinyl. Label: Friday Music.