Tour: Germany
Tour: Russia
Jan 6 Sat: Stars To The Rescue XIV. Lesher Center For The Arts, Walnut Creek, CA
Official: Sun Ra/Jingo - Corazon Espinado - Incident At Neshabur - Chill Out - Venus/Upper Egypt - Maria Maria/Oye Como Va/Smooth - Soul Sacrifice/Squib Cakes - Into The Night
Jan 11 Thu: Voices Of Latin Rock Benefit Concert. Bimbo's, San Francisco, CA
Jan 18 Thu: Four Points Sheraton Hotel, San Rafael, CA
Note: Deborah Santana is selected one of the Marin County Human Rights Commission's recipients of the 2006 Martin Luther King, Jr. Humanitarian Awards. The honor, which includes a Marin Community Foundation stipend to be given in Ms. Santana's name to a non-profit organization of her choice, cites Santana's "exceptional contribution" and "outstanding efforts in the area of human and civil rights".
Jan 23 Tue: Release of "We Are The Future"
Original release on DVD-R1 (Image Entertainment USA ID2087QJDVD)
Tracks: Watermelon Man (1) - Adouma (2) - Corazon Espinado (3) - Oye Como Va (4)
Musicians: Carlos Santana, Herbie Hancock, Bill Summers… (1), Carlos Santana, Angelique Kidjo, We Are The Future Orchestra (2), Carlos Santana, Fher Olvera (Mana), We Are The Future Orchestra (3)(4)
Recorded: We Are The Future Concert. Circo Massimo, Rome, Italy May 16, 2004
Note: missing track between (3) and (4) Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen (Carlos Santana, We Are The Future Orchestra)
Jan 24 Wed: Santana House Grand Opening. 1733 Griffin Avenue, Los Angeles, CA
Note: Opening of The Violence Intervention Program's new facility in Los Angeles, CA. The Santana House, which serves the children and families of East Los Angeles, is named in honor of longtime V.I.P. supporters Carlos and Deborah Santana, who are in attendance.
April 25 Wed: National Hispanic University, San Jose, CA
Note: Carlos Santana visits the east side of the San Jose campus of NHU, and speaks at an assembly of the Latino College Preparatory Academy. Students can ask questions.
May 1 Tue: Release of "Santana. Hymns For Peace. Live At Montreux 2004"
Original release on 2DVD-R1 (Eagle Eye Media USA EE 39144-9)
Disc 1: 1. Intro - 2. Afro Blue - 3. Adouma - 4. Redemption Song - 5. Exodus/Get Up Stand Up - 6. Blowin' In The Wind/A Place In The Sun - 7. Just Like A Woman - 8. What's Going On
Disc 2: 1. Peace On Earth/Boogie Woman - 2. Why Can't We Live Together - 3. Light At The Edge Of The World - 4. Let Us Go Into The House Of The Lord - 5. The Banana Boat Song - 6. Day Of Celebration - 7. Ah Sweet Dancer/In A Silent Way - 8. Jingo - 9. A Love Supreme - 10. Ode To Joy
Bonus Tracks: 1. One Love - 2. Imagine - 3. Give Peace A Chance
Bonus Feature: The Inspiration for Hymns For Peace: An Interview With Carlos Santana
Musicians: Carlos Santana, Dennis Chambers, Karl Perazzo, Raul Rekow, Benny Rietveld, Chester Thompson, Andy Vargas
Sidemen: Myron Dove, Jeff Cressman, William Ortiz
W/Ravi Coltrane D1#2-D1#5, D1#8, D2#1, D2#3, D2#6, D2#9, BT#3, Wayne Shorter D1#2-D1#5, D1#8, D2#1, D2#6-D2#10, BT#2, BT#3, Chick Corea D1#2-D1#5, BT#1, Herbie Hancock D1#2-D1#5, D1#8, D2#1, D2#6-D2#10, BT#2, BT#3, Salvador Santana D1#5, D2#3, D2#7, BT#1, Cherie Mitchell D2#9, John McLaughlin D1#2-D1#5, D1#8, D2#1, D2#4, D2#6-D2#10, BT#2, BT#3, Nile Rodgers D2#8-D2#10, Idrissa Diop D1#2-D1#6, D1#8, D2#1, D2#4-D2#6, D2#8, D2#9, BT#1, BT#2, Omar Hakim D2#8, Gerardo Velez D2#8, Patti Austin D1#6, D1#8, D2#9, BT#1, BT#2, BT#3, Angelique Kidjo D1#3-D1#6, D1#8, D2#6, D2#8, D2#9, BT#1, BT#2, BT#3, Barbara Morrison D1#6-D1#8, D2#9, BT#1, BT#2, BT#3, Sylver Sharp D1#6, D1#8, D2#9, BT#1, BT#2, BT#3, Sam Totah BT#3, Steve Winwood D2#2, Choeur De La Riviera under the direction of Jacques Nicolas D2#10
Recorded: Montreux Jazz Festival. Hymns. An Evening Of Songs For Peace. Auditorium Stravinsky, Montreux, Switzerland July 15, 2004
Re-release: "Santana. Hymns For Peace. Live At Montreux 2004" on Feb 19, 2008 on Blu-ray-A (Eagle Eye Media USA)
Note: missing track "Over The Rainbow"/"What A Wonderful World" (W/Patti Austin).
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May 1 Tue: Release of Angelique Kidjo's "Djin Djin"
Original release on CD (Razor & Tie USA 7930182967-2)
Track: Pearls (5:08)
Musicians: Angelique Kidjo, Josh Groban, Lionel Loueke, Carlos Santana...
Recorded: Tarpan Studios, San Rafael, CA
May 12 Sat: James Lick Middle School, San Francisco, CA
Note: Celebration of the school’s 75th birthday, including the inauguration of The Santana Peace Garden that celebrates the school’s values of peace, diversity, creativity, equality, truth, and knowledge. The garden features a mosaic and a plaque which are visible from the front of the school. The plaque by the mosaic reads: “This peace garden is dedicated to James Lick Middle School Alumnus Carlos Santana in recognition of his extraordinary contribution to the arts and his support for, and embodiment of, the values of this community”.
May 21 Mon: Live On-line Chat With Carlos Santana
Note: On-line discussion with fans in Santana's Inner Sanctum (fan club section of Santana's official website).
June 16 Sat: The Early Show. CBS Studios, New York, NY
Note: TV show. Broadcast live on American TV CBS. Carlos Santana, Karl Perazzo, Andy Vargas are guests of Salvador Santana Band for 7 min. on: Evil Ways - Baby I Just Wanna Hold You. Before the rendition of the songs, Carlos Santana, Salvador Santana are interviewed by the TV host.
June 18 Mon: Release of "The Peter Green Story. Man Of The World"
Original release on DVD-R2 (Scanbox Entertainment UK Ltd. UK)
Note: Carlos Santana is interviewed during this documentary.
Tour: Germany
June 30 Sat: Challenge Future Conference
Jahrhunderhalle, Bochum, Germany
Note: The conference covers the following topics: Dialogue of cultures and religions - Joining the multicultural world - End of poverty - Ways to justice in the world - Europe's role in the world - Germany's role in Europe - Strong children and women - Strengthening children's and women's rights - Protection of the creation - A new approach to environment - United Nations - Uniting nations - Acting jointly in solving international crises. Participants are Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Israel's Vice-Prime Minister Shimon Peres (both Nobel Prize laureates), Carlos Santana as well as the Lord Mayor of the City of Bochum, Dr. Ottilie Scholz.
July 1 Sun: Herausforderung Zukunft
Ruhr Congress, Bochum, Germany
Note: Carlos Santana, Karl Perazzo play with Angelique Kidjo for 12 min. on: Pearls - Adouma. Carlos Santana, Karl Perazzo play with Peter Maffay for 22 min. on: Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen - Oye Como Va - Samba Pa Ti. Proceeds of the show will support the Milagro Foundation and Desmond Tutu's Peace Center in South Africa.
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Aug 21 Tue: Release of Miles Davis "Evolution Of The Groove"
Original release on CD (Col/Legacy USA)
Track: It's About That Time
Musicians: Miles Davis, Carlos Santana...
Note: Longer version than the track released on Miles Davis' "Miles Cool & Collected" on Sept 5, 2006 on CD (Col/Legacy USA)
Sept: Santana #65
Carlos Santana (g/perc/vo), Benny Rietveld (b), Dennis Chambers (ds), Raul Rekow (perc/vo), Karl Perazzo (perc/vo), Chester Thompson (kbd/vo), Tony Lindsay (vo), Andy Vargas (vo), Jeff Cressman (tb), William Ortiz (tp), Tommy Anthony (rhythm g)
Note: Tony Lindsay returns to the band.
Sept 4 Tue: An Intimate Evening With Santana Presented By Conde Nast Media Group. Highline Ballroom, New York, NY
Incomplete: Into The Night (1)
W/Chad Kroeger (1)
Note: Private show.
Sept 6 Thu: Fashion Rocks 2007. Radio City Music Hall, New York, NY
Exact: Into The Night (1) - Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen (2)
W/Chad Kroeger (1), Alicia Keys (2)
Note: Broadcast on Sept 7, 2007 on American TV CBS. Santana rhythm guitar player Tommy Anthony occasionally replaced by Jim Reitzer.
Sept 11 Tue: Nissan Live Sets. Los Angeles, CA
Exact: Interplanetary Party - Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen - Oye Como Va - Jingo - Historia - In A Silent Way/Dear Lord - Maria Maria - Smooth/Dame Tu Amor - Into The Night/Band Introduction
Note: Complete performance video webcast in Oct 2007 on Santana rhythm guitar player Tommy Anthony occasionally replaced by Jim Reitzer. Audience ask Carlos Santana questions of their choice.
Sept 18 Tue: Release of Gloria Estefan's "90 Millas"
Original releases on CD (Sony USA), on CD + DVD (Sony USA)
Track: No Llores
Musicians: Gloria Estefan, Carlos Santana…
Sept 18 Tue: The Dream Concert. Radio City Music Hall, New York, NY
Note: Proceeds of the show are used to build a Martin Luther King, Jr. memorial in Washington, DC.
Sept 20 Thu: Macy's Passport. Macy's Union Square, San Francisco, CA
Note: Carlos Santana signs a Paul Reed Smith guitar for a live auction organized by this nationally-recognized HIV/AIDS fundraiser.
Oct 6 Sat: Andre Agassi 12th Grand Slam For Children. MGM Grand Hotel, Las Vegas, NV
Incomplete: Smooth (1)
W/Rob Thomas (1)
Oct 11 Thu: Death of Sri Chinmoy. New York, NY
Note: Carlos and Deborah Santana become disciples of Sri Chinmoy in Oct 1972. They leave the guru in Summer 1981. Sri Chinmoy dies at the age of 76 at his home in New York, NY.
Oct 16 Tue: Release of "Ultimate Santana"
Original release on CD (Col/Arista/Legacy Europe 88697 15502 2)
Tracks: 1. Into The Night - 2. This Boy's Fire - 3. Smooth - 4. Maria Maria - 5. Oye Como Va - 6. Black Magic Woman - 7. Evil Ways - 8. Corazon Espinado - 9. Europa - 10. The Game Of Love - 11. Put Your Lights On - 12. Why Don't You And I - 13. Everybody's Everything - 14. Just Feel Better - 15. Samba Pa Ti - 16. No One To Depend On - 17. The Game Of Love - 18. Interplanetary Party
W/#1 Chad Kroeger, #2 Jennifer Lopez, Baby Bash, #3 Rob Thomas, #4 The Product G&B, #8 Mana, #10 Tina Turner, #11 Everlast, #12 Chad Kroeger, #14 Steven Tyler, #17 Michelle Branch
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Oct 19 Fri: Marin County Superior Court, Civic Center, San Rafel, CA
Note: Deborah Santana files for divorce citing irreconcilable differences.
Nov 13 Tue: Release of Eros Ramazzotti's "E2"
Original release on 2CD (Sony USA)
Track: Fuoco Nel Fuoco
Musicians: Eros Ramazzotti, Carlos Santana...
Dec 8 Sat: The Spirit Of Giving. Grace Cathedral, San Francisco, CA
Note: The show is a tribute to Angela Bofill and remembers Joe Zawinul. Carlos Santana, Chester Thompson play with Narada Michael Walden for 12 min. on: ?
Tour: Russia
Dec 20 Thu: State Kremlin Palace, Moscow, Russia
Note: Second show ever played in Russia. First show was: Interdependence Concert. Izmailovo Stadium, Moscow, USSR July 4, 1987. Santana drummer Dennis Chambers occasionally replaced by Walfredo De Los Reyes.
Dec 21 Fri: State Kremlin Palace, Moscow, Russia
Exact: Jingo - Love Of My Life - Put Your Lights On - Africa Bamba - Aranjuez/Maria Maria - Foo Foo - Samba Pa Ti - Batuka/No One To Depend On - Corazon Espinado - Incident At Neshabur - After The Dance * - Interplanetary Party - Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen - Oye Como Va - Apache/Smooth/Dame Tu Amor - Soul Sacrifice - Angel Chant/Into The Night/Band Introduction
Note: * 1st time played. Santana drummer Dennis Chambers occasionally replaced by Walfredo De Los Reyes.
?: Release of Narada Michael Walden’s “The More I Love My Life”
Original release on CD (S Records USA SR 000181)
Track: The More I Love My Life (6:40)
Musicians: “Narada” Michael Walden, Carlos Santana, Sting, Stevie Wonder, Ismael Lo…
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