Santana have released the first track from their long-awaited reunion, and you can hear it below.
Their new album, Santana IV, reunites the core of the original early Seventies group behind Santana, Abraxas and Santana III. Those albums produced such hits as “Evil Ways,” “Oye Como Va” and “Black Magic Woman.”
Santana IV, which arrives April 15, marks the first album since then to feature guitarists Carlos Santana and Neal Schon, keyboardist Gregg Rolie, drummer Michael Shrieve and percussionist Michael Carabello. Carabello left after that Santana III. Schon and Rolie stayed through 1972’s Caravanserai and subsequently formed Journey.
The original band is rounded out by bassist Benny Rietveld, replacing David Brown, who died in 2000, and percussionist Karl Perazzo in place of Jose “Chepito” Areas.
Santana and Journey currently have three concerts scheduled: April 13 at New York’s Madison Square Garden, April 15 at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut, and April 16 at the PPL Center in Allentown, Pennsylvania.