Garden State Arts Center
Holmdel, NJ
July 25, 2012

This recording is dedicated to two wookies, two rows in front of me- one short, bald and wearing a Santana tie dye, and his friend, much larger, wearing a gray t-shirt. During Derek Trucks' solo in Dreams (the ABB set), these special people faced AWAY from the stage, talking loudly, trying to find some friends in the crowd. True fans.

Most of the crowd seemed to have better appreciation of the special night in store for us. Santana's band was tight and high energy, as usual. About 57 minutes in, he brought out Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks for a tribute to two of his favorites: John Lee Hooker and John Coltrane. The music speaks for itself. It was awesome.

There was no letdown, and the freight train kept rolling through to the end of the show. I am looking forward to an encore performance Monday night in Columbia, MD.

CA-14 cards > CA-9100 > Edirol R09HR @24/48 > SDHC > Audacity 1.3, EQD, tracks split and dithered/re-sampled to 16/44.1, converted to flac level 8
Location: Fifth Row

01-Pigs Snout
02-Love Is You Love Is Me
03-Black Magic Woman - Gypsy Queen
04-Oye Como Va
06-Maria Maria
08-Foo Foo
10-Corazon Espinado
12-Intro Derek and Warren
13-Boogie In A*
14-Nubian Lady*
16-Go In To the House Of The Lord*=
18-No One To Depend On
20-Dame Tu Amor
21-Encore Call
22-Woodstock Chant - Soul Sacrifice
24-Toussaint L'Overture

* Derek Trucks and Warren haynes- guitar
+ Marc Quinones- percussion

Carlos Santana - guitar, vocals
Raul Rekow - percussion
Karl Perazzo - percussion
David Mathews - keyboards
Benny Rietveld - bass
Dennis Chambers - drums
Tommy Anthony - guitar, vocals
Tony Lindsay - vocals
Andy Vargas - vocals
Jeff Cressman - trombone
Bill Ortiz - trumpet