Derek Trucks and Warren Haynes Join Santana in Jersey
Photo by Dino Perrucci
Carlos Santana and The Allman Brothers Band’s co-headlining tour made its way to the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, NJ last night. The Allman’s took their turn opening the show, with Santana closing out the show with a particularly memorable performance.
During the guitarist’s set, the Allman’s axe wielders—Derek Trucks and Warren Haynes—emerged for a medley tribute to Santana’s favorite Johns: John Lee Hooker and John Coltrane. The tribute featured a number of songs by each musician, both of whom Santana regularly champions as two of his biggest heroes. Santana joined Hooker on his 1989 album The Healer, and also collaborated with Coltrane’s wife Alice Coltrane on the 1974 album Illuminations. His sets often include covers Coltrane’s “A Love Supreme” and “Naima,” among others.
In addition, ABB percussionist Marc Quiñones, who has a background in Latin music and regularly plays with various salsa bands, also joined Santana during his show-closing set.
The co-headlining Shape Shifter Tour heads to the Saratoga Perofrming Arts Center in Saratoga, NY this Friday where Santana will once again close-out the show.