Posted on by Walter Bryant


It’s always refreshing to hear new music in the works from the legendary Carlos Santana. However, we can assure you this new music will be like none-other released from the guitar legend. He’s joined forces with several notable names in jazz to form what they call “Supernova”. The group is comprised of his wife, Cindy Blackman Santana on drums, saxophonist Wayne Shorter, keyboardist Herbie Hancock, and guitarist John McLaughlin. With this series of household names in one line-up, we are certain that it will be something special. Here’s what Santana had to say about forming the band:

“Definitely spring recording and summer touring in Europe and maybe America,” Santana says of their plans. “Can you hear it? It’s kind of like playing with, sharing music with Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking, ’cause Wayne and Herbie, they’re at that level of genius, genius, genius, genius. I’m just grateful that they accept it and want to do it. And every time I play with Cindy, it goes viral. People go crazy. The energy between Cindy and I is very, very supernova.”

Be on the lookout for more information regarding “Supernova” in the near future. Also keep an eye out for Santana’s upcoming project, “Santana IV“, which reunites members of the 1971-72 lineup of the band.