MPM Journal6

MPM Journal6 - Storhoff Modern Popular Music 11/20/09...

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Storhoff Modern Popular Music 11/20/09 J O U R N A L 6 : 1 9 9 0 ’ S Carlos Augusto Alves Santana is a musician and songwriter born in 1947; he plays guitar, percussion and vocals. While most late 1990‘s music featured genres like heavy metal or punk rock, Carlos Santana was experimenting with nu-jazz; he was mixing jazz elements with latin style, rock and funk. Previously, Santana played on Bitches Brew with Miles Davis in 1969 and since then has included many of those and other great jazz musicians on some of his albums. He has incorporated many of their styles into his music as well; for instance, Dizzy Gillespie’s Afro- Cuban rhythms, Miles Davis’s obscure sounds, free jazz and Eastern blends, Jaco Pastorius’s funk and groove or the swing and bop of Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter. However, he was also influenced by the developing modern popular music and included rap parts in his songs. In the 1990’s his record sales were getting low and he just signed on a new contract with
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