I am psyched to report that the Santana & McLaughlin, Invitation To Illumination, Live At Montreux 2011 concert will soon be available on DVD. The release date for this video product is August 18, 2013.
This was an historic and spiritual collaboration from two guitarists who deeply respect each other. Their 40+ year friendship has yielded spectacular recorded music that bathes the soul in illuminated light.
The evening was a showcase of supreme musical virtuosity and spirituality and typified the approach of these two great artists. It is certainly a performance not to be missed.
Here is a YouTube video of the selection, “A Life Divine” from their classic 1973 album, Love, Devotion and Surrender to whet your appetite until the full DVD is available.
This recording also features the late Claude Nobs, founder of the Montreux Jazz Festival, playing harmonica on the final track.
I always hoped that the Live At Montreux DVD series from Eagle Rock Entertainment would get around to releasing this special concert. Rest assured I am ordering this item as this was a concert I wanted to travel to Montreux, Switzerland attend.