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Published: 2012/07/25

The Allman Brothers Band and Santana Share "Mountain Jam"

Photos by Dino Perrucci

Carlos Santana sat in with The Allman Brothers Band for the first time in decades last night. The collaboration took place at Wantagh, NY’s Jones Beach Theatre on the second night of The Allman Brothers Band and Santana’s co-headlining tour. Partway through The Allman Brothers Band’s show-closing set, Carlos Santana emerged to play guitar on the classic jam-vehicle “Mountain Jam.” He remained onstage as the song segued into “Smokestack Lightning” and then back into the end of “Mountain Jam.” The song also included a tease of “In A Silent Way.” Soon after, a more frequent ABB guest, Susan Tedeschi, sang with The Allman Brothers Band on a cover of Bob Dylan’s “Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right.”

Santana’s last known onstage collaboration with The Allman Brothers Band was at Bill Graham’s Crackdown Concert at New York’s Madison Square Garden in 1986. In more recent years, the guitarist has toured with Derek Trucks Band.

The Allman Brothers Band and Santana’s co-headlining tour continues at Holmdel, NJ’s PNC Bank Arts Center this evening. Santana will close the show.

Visit Relix.com for a video of last night’s collaboration.

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