by Santana

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Freedom marked several reunions in the Santana band, which was now a nonet. In addition to Carlos, the band consisted of percussionists Armando Pereza, Orestes Vilato, and Raul Rekow; returning drummer Graham Lear; bassist Alphonso Johnson; returning keyboardist Tom Coster, keyboardist Chester Thompson, and, on lead vocals, Buddy Miles, who had made a duet album with Santana 15 years before. Credited as an "additional musician" was keyboard player Greg Rolie, an original member. The music also marked a return from the hyper-pop sound of Val Garay on Beyond Appearances to a more traditional Santana Latin rock style. Thus, Freedom was a literal return to form.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/26/2007
Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
UPC: 0886970953627
catalogNumber: 709536

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Santana   Primary Artist,Synthesizer Guitar
Buddy Guy   Vocals
Junior Wells   Harp,Vocals
Buddy Miles   Vocals
Tom Coster   Keyboards,Group Member
Armando Peraza   Percussion,Bongos,Conga,Group Member
Gregg Rolie   Synthesizer
Sterling   Synthesizer
Jeanie Tracy   Background Vocals
Kitty Beethoven   Background Vocals
Bryan Bell   Synthesizer,Emulator
Alphonso Johnson   Bass,Group Member
Graham Lear   Drums,Group Member
Cory Lerios   Synthesizer
Raul Rekow   Percussion,Conga,Vocals,Group Member
Pamela Rose   Background Vocals
Annie Stocking   Background Vocals
Chester Thompson   Keyboards,Vocals,Group Member
Orestes Vilató   Percussion,Timbales,Group Member
Carlos Santana   Guitar,Vocals,Synthesizer Guitar,Group Member
Mark Keller   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Buddy Miles   Composer
Santana   Arranger
Gregg Rolie   Arranger,Composer
Sterling   drum machine
Bryan Bell   Programming
Maureen Droney   Engineer
Jim Gaines   Engineer
Stuart Hirotsu   Engineer
Gordon Lyon   Engineer
Bob Missbach   Engineer
Jim Scott   Engineer
C. Thompson   Composer
Chester Thompson   Producer
Jim Weyeneth   Engineer
Sterling Crew   Producer
Carlos Santana   Composer,Producer
Dana Jon Chapelle   Engineer
Ken Fredette   Reissue Design
Marty Gessler   Artwork,Graphic Design,Art Direction,Illustrations
J. Cohen   Composer
Ross Williams   Engineer
Martin Greenblatt   Contributor
Jeffrey Cohen   Arranger,Producer

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