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On February 9, 2020.

On February 9, 2020, Armando Anthony “Chick” Corea died aged 79. He was musician (piano, keyboards, percussion), composer and bandleader. He is regarded as one of the major piano players to emerge in jazz during the post-John Coltrane era. Recorded and performed with the most important Jazz musicians including Miles Davis, Mongo Santamaria, Willie Bobo, Blue Mitchell, Herbie Mann, Stan Getz, Roy Haunes, Miroslav Vitous, Stanley Clarke, Richard Davis, Joe Farrell, Joe Henderson, Eric Kloss, Hubert Laws, Herbie Mann, Blue Mitchell, John Patitucci, Wayne Shorter, Cal Tjader, Sonny Stitt, Dave Pike, Armando Peraza, Marion Brown, Sadao Watanabe, Larry Coryell, John Surman, Elvin Jones, Rolf Kühn, Airto Moreira, Antony Braxton, Pete La Roca, Al Di Meola, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Ron Carter, Gábor Szabó, Donald Byrd, Tete Montoliu, Chaka Khan, Eddie Gomez, Wallace Rooney, Herbie Hancock, Antonio Sanches, Gary Burton and Hiromi Uehara. Corea formed and lead Return to Forever, Circle, Chick Corea Elektric Band, Chick Corea Akoustic Band and Five Peace Band. As leader he released 77 studio and 23 live albums. Corea won 23 “Grammy Awards”.

On April 14, 2014.

On April 14, 2014, Armando Peraza died aged 79. He was musician (percussion, congas, bongos, timbales), recorded and performed with Machito’s Big Band, Charlie Parker, Slim Gaillard, Perez Prado, Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Mingus, Dexter Gordon, Tony Martinez, Gato Barbieri, Cal Tjader, George Shearing, Randy Weston, Peggy Lee, Mongo Santamaria, Shelly Manne, Judy Garland, Victor Feldman, Stan Kenton Band, Harvey Mandel and Santana. As leader, Peraza recorded one album, “Wild Thing” in 1968.

On December 18, 1976.

On December 18, 1976, “Epic/CBS” labels released “Heard Ya Missed Me, Well I’m Back”, the eighth Sly and the Family Stone album. It was recorded in 1976, and was produced by Sly Stone.


  • Sly Stone: vocals, keyboards, guitar, bass, various instruments, string arrangements
  • Cynthia Robinson: vocals, trumpet
  • Joe Baker: vocals, guitar
  • Dwight Hogan: vocals, bass
  • John Colla: vocals, alto and soprano saxophone
  • Steve Schuster: tenor saxophone, flute
  • John Farey: keyboards, percussion
  • Virginia Ayers: vocals, percussion
  • Anthony Warren: drums
  • Lady Bianca: lead and background vocals, clavinet
  • Vicki Blackwell: violin
  • Ed Bogas: string arrangements
  • Armando Peraza: timbales, congas
  • Peter Frampton: guitar
  • Sister Vet& Cousin Tiny: vocals
  • Karat Faye: Engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Sly Stone.

  1. Heard Ya Missed Me, Well I’m Back
  2. What Was I Thinkin’ in My Head
  3. Nothing Less Than Happiness
  4. Sexy Situation
  5. Blessing in Disguise
  6. Everything in You
  7. Mother Is a Hippie
  8. Let’s Be Together
  9. The Thing
  10. Family Again

On April 1, 1983.

On April 1, 1983, “CBS” label released “Havana Moon”, the fifth Carlos Santana album. It was recorded in 1982, at “The Automatt” in San Francisco, and was produced by Jerry Wexler and Barry Beckett.


  • Carlos Santana– guitar, percussion, backing vocals
  • Roberto Moreno – vocals
  • Willie Nelson– vocals
  • Greg Walker – vocals
  • Candelario Lopez – vocals
  • Jose Santana – vocals, violin
  • Chris Solberg – vocals, keyboards, guitar
  • Jimmie Vaughan– guitar
  • Booker T. Jones– keyboards, backing vocals
  • Richard Baker – keyboards
  • Barry Beckett– keyboards
  • Alan Pasqua– vocals, keyboards
  • Flaco Jiménez– accordion
  • Orestes Vilató– flute, percussion, timbales, backing vocals
  • Kim Wilson– harmonica, backing vocals
  • Greg Adams– strings, horn
  • Jose Salcedo – trombone, trumpet
  • Oscar Chavez– trombone, trumpet
  • Mic Gillette– trumpet, horn
  • Lanette Stevens – horn
  • Emilio Castillo– horn, backing vocals
  • Marc Russo– horn
  • Tramaine Hawkins– horn
  • Stephen Kupka– horn
  • Gabriel Arias – violin
  • Francisco Coronado – violin
  • Raymundo Coronado – violin
  • Keith Ferguson– bass
  • Luis Gonsalez – bass
  • David Hood– bass
  • David Margen – bass, percussion
  • Fran Christina – drums
  • Armando Peraza– vocals, percussion, bongos
  • Graham Lear– percussion, drums
  • Raul Rékow – percussion, conga, backing vocals
  • Alex Ligertwood– vocals, percussion
  • Cherline Hall – backing vocals

Track listing:

  1. Watch Your Step – Phil Belmonte, Bobby Parker
  2. Lightnin’ – Booker T. Jones, Carlos Santana
  3. Who Do You Love? – Ellas McDaniel
  4. Mudbone – Carlos Santana
  5. One with You – Booker T. Jones
  6. Ecuador – Carlos Santana
  7. Tales of Kilimanjaro – Alan Pasqua, Armando Peraza, Raul Rekow, Carlos Santana
  8. Havana Moon – Chuck Berry
  9. Daughter of the Night – Hasse Huss, Mikael Rickfors
  10. They All Went to Mexico – Greg Brown
  11. Vereda Tropical – Gonzalo Curiel

In November 1974.

In November 1974, “Columbia” label released “Brujo”, the fifth New Riders of the Purple Sage studio album. It was recorded in 1974, and was produced by Ed Freeman.


  • John Dawson- guitar, vocals
  • David Nelson- guitar, mandolin, vocals
  • Spencer Dryden- drums, vocals
  • Skip Battin- bass, vocals
  • Buddy Cage- steel guitar
  • Neil Larson, Mark Naftalin– keyboards
  • Ed Freeman – mellotron
  • Dan Patiris – English horn
  • Armando Peraza– bongos
  • Bob Edwards, Kurt Kinzel – recording engineer
  • Urve Kuusikn – photography
  • Gage Taylor – artwork

Track listing:

  1. Old Man Noll – John Dawson
  2. Ashes of Love – Jack Anglin, Johnnie Wright
  3. You Angel You – Bob Dylan
  4. Instant Armadillo Blues – John Dawson
  5. Workingman’s Woman – Troy Seals, Will Jennings, Don Goodman
  6. On the Amazon – Skip Battin, Kim Fowley
  7. Big Wheels – Skip Battin, Kim Fowley
  8. Singing Cowboy – Skip Battin, Kim Fowley
  9. Crooked Judge – Robert Hunter, David Nelson
  10. Parson Brown – John Dawson
  11. Neon Rose – Skip Battin, Kim Fowley


In October 1974.

In October 1974, “CBS” label released “Borboletta” (Butterfly in Portuguese), the sixth Santana studio album.  It was recorded in 1974, and was produced by Carlos Santana, Michael Shrieve and Tom Coster.


  • Carlos Santana– guitar, percussion, congas, gong, vocals
  • Leon Patillo– vocals, piano, electric piano, organ
  • Flora Purim– vocals
  • Jules Broussard – sopranoand tenor saxophones
  • Tom Coster– piano, Hammond organ, electric piano, organ, Moog synthesizer
  • Stanley Clarke– bass guitar
  • David Brown– bass guitar
  • Michael Shrieve– drums
  • Leon “Ndugu” Chancler– drums
  • Airto Moreira– drums, percussion, sound effects, triangle, vocals
  • Armando Peraza– percussion, congas, bongos, soprano saxophone
  • José Areas– timbales, congas
  • Michael Carpenter – echoplex

Track listing:

  1. Spring Manifestations – Airto Moreira, Flora Purim
  2. Canto de los Flores – Tom Coster, Santana Band
  3. Life is Anew – Carlos Santana, Michael Shrieve
  4. Give and Take – Carlos Santana, Tom Coster, Michael Shrieve
  5. One With the Sun – Earlyrin Martini, Jerry Martini
  6. Aspirations – Tom Coster, Carlos Santana
  7. Practice What You Preach – Carlos Santana
  8. Mirage – Leon Patillo
  9. Here and Now – Armando Peraza, Carlos Santana
  10. Flor de Canela – Carlos Santana, Doug Rauch
  11. Promise of a Fisherman – Dorival Caymmi
  12. Borboletta – Airto Moreira

In August 1982.

In August 1982, “Columbia” label released “Shangó”, the twelfth Santana studio album. It was recorded in 1982, and was produced by Bill Szymczyk, John Ryan, Carlos Santana and Gregg Rolie.


  • Carlos Santana– guitar, vocals
  • Alex Ligertwood– vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Richard Baker – keyboards
  • Gregg Rolie– organ, vocals
  • David Margen – bass
  • Graham Lear– drums
  • Armando Peraza– congas, bongos, vocals
  • Raul Rekow – congas, vocals
  • Orestes Vilató– timbales, vocals
  • Bill Szymczyk– arranger, engineer, mixing
  • John Ryan – arranger
  • Jim Gaines, Will Herold, Ben King – engineer
  • Maureen Droney – assistant engineer
  • Ray Etzler – director
  • Ted Jensen– mastering
  • Richard Stutting – art direction, design
  • Guido Harari – photography

Track listing:

  1. The Nile – Carlos Santana, Alex Ligertwood, Gregg Rolie
  2. Hold On – Ian Thomas
  3. Night Hunting Time – Paul Brady
  4. Nowhere to Run – Russ Ballard
  5. Nueva York- Carlos Santana, Graham Lear, Raul Rekow, Armando Peraza, Alex Ligertwood, Richard Baker, David Margen, Orestes Vilato, Gregg Rolie
  6. Oxun (Oshūn) – Carlos Santana, Alex Ligertwood, Gregg Rolie, Graham Lear, Armando Peraza, Raul Rekow, Orestes Vilato
  7. Body Surfing – Carlos Santana, Alex Ligertwood
  8. What Does It Take (To Win Your Love) – Johnny Bristol, Vernon Bullock, Harvey Fuqua
  9. Let Me Inside – Carlos Santana, Solberg
  10. Warrior – David Margen, Richard Baker, Alex Ligertwood, Carlos Santana
  11. Shangó – Raul Rekow, Orestes Vilato, Armand Peraza

In August 1980.

In August 1980, “Columbia” label released “The Swing of Delight”, the last of three solo albums to be released under his temporary  Sanskrit name Devadip Carlos Santana, given to him by Sri Chinmoy. The others two albums were “Illuminations” in 1974 and “Oneness” in 1979. It was recorded in 1980, and was produced by David Rubinson & Friends, Inc.


  • Devadip Carlos Santana – electric guitar, acoustic guitar, 12-string guitar, percussion, vocals, design concept
  • Wayne Shorter– soprano sax, tenor sax
  • Premik Russell Tubbs– soprano sax, tenor sax
  • Herbie Hancock– acoustic piano, Fender Rhodes electric piano, Hohner Clavinet, synthesizers (Clavitar, Prophet 5, Yamaha CS-80, Oberheim 8 Voice, brass, strings)
  • Ron Carter– acoustic bass
  • David Margen – bass
  • Harvey Mason, Graham Lear, Tony Williams– drums
  • Armando Peraza– congas, bongos, percussion
  • Raul Rekow – congas, percussion, vocals
  • Orestes Vilató– timbales, percussion, vocals
  • Bob Kovach – engineer assistant
  • Jeff Mestler, Paul Stubblebine – digital engineer
  • Steve Cain, Bryan Bell, David Rubinson, Leslie Ann Jones – engineer
  • Kouji Suzuki – remastering
  • Sri Chinmoy – front cover art
  • Tadanori Yokoo – inside cover art
  • Roger Ressmeyer – photography

Track listing:

  1. Swapan Tari – Sri Chinmoy
  2. Love Theme from “Spartacus” – Alex North
  3. Phuler Matan – Sri Chinmoy
  4. Song for My Brother- Carlos Santana
  5. Jharna Kala – Sri Chinmoy
  6. Gardenia – Carlos Santana
  7. La Llave – Carlos Santana
  8. Golden Hours – Carlos Santana
  9. Sher Khan, the Tiger – Wayne Shorter

In April 1981.

In April 1981, “Columbia” label released “Zebop!”, the eleventh Santana studio album. It was recorded 1980-1981, and was produced by Carlos Santana and Bill Graham. The album was certified Platinum in the U.S. by “RIIA”.


  • Alex Ligertwood– vocals, background vocals
  • Carlos Santana– guitar, percussion, producer, vocals, background vocals
  • Chris Solberg – guitar, keyboards, vocals, background vocals
  • Alan Pasqua– keyboards, vocals, background vocals
  • Richard Baker – keyboards, organ, piano, synthesizer
  • David Margen – bass
  • Graham Lear– drums
  • Armando Peraza– bongos, percussion, vocals
  • Raul Rekow – congas, percussion, background vocals
  • Orestes Vilató– percussion, timbales, background vocals
  • Keith Olsen– engineer
  • Fred Catero– associate producer, engineer

Track listing:

  1. Changes – Cat Stevens
  2. E Papa Ré – Carlos Santana, Richard Baker, David Margen, Orestes Vilató, Alex Ligertwood
  3. Primera Invasion – Graham Lear, David Margen, Alan Pasqua, Carlos Santana
  4. Searchin’ – Alex Ligertwood, Carlos Santana, Chris Solberg
  5. Over and Over – Rick Meyers
  6. Winning – Russ Ballard
  7. Tales of Kilimanjaro – Alan Pasqua, Armando Peraza, Raul Rékow, Carlos Santana
  8. The Sensitive Kind – J. Cale
  9. American Gypsy – Russ Ballard, Graham Lear, Alex Ligertwood
  10. I Love You Much Too Much – Alexander Olshanetsky, Don Raye, Chaim Tauber
  11. Brightest Star – Alex Ligertwood, Carlos Santana
  12. Hannibal – Alex Ligertwood, Alan Pasqua, Raul Rékow, Carlos Santana


In February 1987.


In February 1987, “Columbia” label released “Freedom”, the fourteenth Santana studio album. It was recorded in 1986, and was produced by Jeffrey Cohen, Carlos Santana, Chester Thompson and Sterling Crew.


  • Carlos Santana– guitar, vocals
  • Tom Coster– keyboards
  • Chester D. Thompson – keyboards
  • Gregg Rolie– synthesizer, keyboards
  • Sterling Crew – keyboards/synths
  • Alphonso Johnson– bass
  • Graham Lear– drums
  • Armando Peraza– percussion, conga
  • Orestes Vilató– percussion, timbales
  • Raul Rekow – percussion, conga, vocals
  • Buddy Miles– vocals

Track listing:

  1. Veracruz – Jeffrey Cohen, Buddy Miles, Gregg Rolie, Carlos Santana
  2. She Can’t Let Go – Jeffrey Cohen, Tom Coster, Alphonso Johnson, Cory Lerios
  3. Once It’s Gotcha – Jeffrey Cohen, Tom Coster, Alphonso Johnson
  4. Love Is You – Carlos Santana, Chester D. Thompson
  5. Songs of Freedom – Tom Coster, Buddy Miles, Carlos Santana
  6. Deeper, Dig Deeper – Sterling Crew, Buddy Miles, Carlos Santana, Chester D.Thompson
  7. Praise – Sterling Crew, Buddy Miles, Carlos Santana, Chester D.Thompson
  8. Mandela – Armando Peraza
  9. Before We Go – Jim Capaldi, Carlos Santana
  10. Victim of Circumstance – Sterling Crew, Buddy Miles, Gary Rashid, Carlos Santana