On September of 07’, I was approached by a good friend and excellent guitarist, and asked to collaborate with him on a project he had an idea for. The project itself was a major undertaking, because I had really no experience in composing any Latin/Cuban style music. We talked for a few weeks and I finally agreed to meet him in his studio in Lexington. When I arrived, I was blown away to see a huge, complete recording/mixing studio housed in a section of a warehouse that had been renovated. I was introduced to a few of his friends who he closely works with and has regular “jam” sessions. We sat and discussed ideas; style, flavor etc. and I began to come up with sparks of inspiration. Over the course of 7 months, we all worked back and forth on various ideas until we had a solid foundation.
Well, after a long 7 months, I am happy to say the project is finally finished. We all agreed that Carlos Santana was the course of our inspiration so, this, the final result, is somewhat of a tribute to the man.
This was recorded in Lexington with live guitar, bass, keyboard, flute and sax. The percussion used in this recording is from various sample libraries.
John Aker- Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Keyboards
Michael Scott Volo- Lead, Rhythm, Wah Guitar
Jeffery Banes- Flute, Sax
© Recorded in Lexington at Volo Studio