Santana’s ‘Borboletta’ is their sixth studio album released in October 1974 by CBS.
Track Listing : 1.Spring Manifestations (Airto Moreira, Flora Purim) – 01:05 . 2.Canto De Los Flores (Tom Coster, Santana Band) – 03:39 . 3.Life Is Anew (Carlos Santana, Michael Shrieve) – 04:22 . 4.Give And Take (Carlos Santana, Tom Coster, Michael Shrieve) – 05:44 . 5.One With The Sun (Jerry Martini, Earlyrin Martini) – 04:22 . 6.Aspirations (Tom Coster, Carlos Santana) – 05:10 . 7.Practice What You Preach (Carlos Santana) – 04:31 . 8.Mirage (Leon Patillo) – 04:43 . 9.Here And Now (Armando Peraza, Carlos Santana) – 03:01 . 10.Flor De Canela (Carlos Santana, Doug Rauch) – 02:09 . 11.Promise Of A Fisherman (Promessa De Pescador) (Dorival Caymmi) – 08:18 . 12.Borboletta (Airto Moreira) – 02:47
Musicians : Santana – Band . Carlos Santana – Guitar, Percussion . Leon Patillo – Vocals, Piano . Flora Purim – Vocals . Jules Broussard – Soprano & Tenor Saxophones . Carlos Santana – Guitar, Percussion . Tom Coster – Piano, Keyboards . Doug Rauch – Bass Guitar . Stanley Clarke – Bass Guitar . David Brown – Bass Guitar . Michael Shrieve – Drums . Leon Ndugu Chancler – Drums . Armando Peraza – Percussion, Congas . José Areas – Timbales, Congas . Airto Moreira – Percussion
Production : Produced By Carlos Santana, Michael Shrieve, Tom Coster . Glen Kolotkin – Engineer
Released In October 1974 By Cbs.
The title tune is particularly bracing, with soft cushions of string sound giving way to Xenakis-like densities of overlaid glissandos. Carlos’s guitar sings through his pure, bell-like tone, elegantly down-turned phrase endings and melodic feeling, more than making up for his relative lack of harmonic sophistication and jazz chops. […]
fairyeee @ RateYourMusic
Anyway, Borboletta is a very good album. I am not so fond of the instrumentals that close the album, but “Canto de los flores”, “One With the Sun” and “Practice What You Preach” are very good, while “Give and Take” is even better. […]
Wilson & Alroy’s Record Reviews
Halfway between the great rock records of the early 70s and the crappy AM records of the late 70s. There are still a few driving tracks recalling the Abraxas period (“Give And Take”), while a mellow Latin jazz flavor pervades tunes like the instrumental “Canto De Los Flores” (featuring an uncredited flautist) and the AM fluff “Life Is Anew.” […]