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SoulAlive

Santana to release a new EP 'In Search Of Mona Lisa' on Jan.25

Santana to release a new EP 'In Search Of Mona Lisa' on January 25

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The guitar legend and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Carlos Santana has inked a deal with Concord Records and detailed his new EP, In Search Of Mona Lisa set for release on 25 January.

The EP is available for pre-order now, with a vinyl edition out on 22 February. This EP marks the follow-up to the guitar virtuoso’s last record Power Of Peace, a collaboration with the Isley Brothers from 2017. Santana is also working with legendary producer Rick Rubin on a full album that’s due for a Summer 2019 release.

In Search Of Mona Lisa boasts three new recordings along with edited versions of two of the songs. According to an artist statement, the new EP was inspired by transformative trip to Paris:

“Three spellbinding and transportive new songs takes listeners inside a magical and deeply personal experience Carlos had when he visited the Louvre Museum and set his eyes on Leonardo da Vinci’s beguiling masterpiece.”

After finally viewing the iconic painting, the singer-songwriter dreamed up the lyrics in his head. “It was the first time that I ever woke up and lyrics were there in a tangible way,” Santana said. “I could just grab them and write the songs.”

Joining the trailblazing guitarist is legendary jazz bassist Ron Carter, Santana’s wife and drummer Cindy Blackman, and producer Narada Michael Walden, who also performs keyboards, bass and drums.

“Carlos Santana is an artist of singular voice. Immediately recognized for his signature sound and celebrated as one of the greatest guitarists of all time, his gift for melody and ability to seamlessly fuse and transcend musical genres has inspired us all,” John Burk, president of Concord Records, said in statement announcing Santana’s signing. “We are thrilled to welcome Carlos to the Concord family and look forward to where his seemingly endless creativity, curiosity and passion take us.”

In Search Of Mona Lisa
1. ‘Do You Remember Me’
2. ‘In Search of Mona Lisa’
3. ‘Lovers From Another Time’
4. ‘Do You Remember Me’ (Edit Version)
5. ‘In Search of Mona Lisa’ (Edit Version)

Santana Announces New EP ... uDiscover

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Reply #1 posted 01/05/19 12:59am

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The New EP from Santana, entitled " In Search of Mona Lisa" will drop on January 25. You can Pre-Order it Today at https://found.ee/Santana_InSearchOfMonaLisa
The EP contains three spellbinding and transportive new songs that takes listeners inside a magical and deeply personal experience Carlos had when he visited the Louvre Museum and set his eyes on Leonardo da Vinci’s beguiling masterpiece. Track 1, "Do You Remember Me" has become a fan favorite at recent Santana shows and is captured in all 9 minutes of its glory. Once the band kicks in with a graceful Afro-Cuban groove (courtesy of his wife Cindy Blackman Santanaon drums, with Karl Perazzo on congas, timbales and percussion), the song opens up on a full five minutes of some of Carlos' most gorgeous soloing yet – his lead lines are stinging, teasing, crying and sensuous – before singers Andy Vargas and Ray Greene take over. The EP's title track, "In Search of Mona Lisa" sets a different mood. Produced by Narada Michael Walden, the song features a hypnotic Bo Diddley-esque rhythm. Carlos lets loose with biting, wah-drenched call-and-response phrases with singer Cornell “CC” Carter before he takes flight on an impassioned extended guitar solo. The final track, “Lovers From Another Time,” unfolds much like the painting that inspired the music itself, with the dual drumming of Cindy and Walden mixing with the legendary Ron Carter’s elegant bass lines, to create a living and breathing canvas on which Santana splashes vibrant six-string colors and textures.
Pre-order the EP today!

https://found.ee/Santana_InSearchOfMonaLisa

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Reply #2 posted 01/05/19 9:56am

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Nice! Thanks Soulalive.
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Reply #3 posted 01/05/19 10:31am

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Sounds like an interesting band. Cool to see Santana making more artistic music.

Gotta love the publicity blurb's description of the tunes. It's true what they say that writing about music is like dancing about architecture! lol

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SoulAlive

He also has a full-length album,produced by Rick Ruben,due later this year.
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Reply #5 posted 01/07/19 5:40pm

SoulAlive

MarshallStacks said:

Sounds like an interesting band. Cool to see Santana making more artistic music.



Gotta love the publicity blurb's description of the tunes. It's true what they say that writing about music is like dancing about architecture! lol



I like how he stays so active....always releasing new music and touring constantly.After all these years,he’s still truly inspired to create music and fulfill all of his musical dreams.
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Reply #6 posted 01/07/19 5:50pm

SoulAlive

btw...I have heard the new single “In Search Of Mona Lisa”...it is a cool,uptempo track.It was played on a European radio station....but on Youtube,there are recent concert clips of Santana performing it,and it is a slow ballad confuse
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Reply #7 posted 01/08/19 4:02pm

SoulAlive

MarshallStacks said:

Sounds like an interesting band. Cool to see Santana making more artistic music.



Gotta love the publicity blurb's description of the tunes. It's true what they say that writing about music is like dancing about architecture! lol




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