In just under 2 months, 64-year-old guitarist Carlos Santana will release his 36th total album under new label Starfaith Records.
Shaft Shifter is scheduled for a May 15th release date, right in the midst of his Las Vegas residency at the House of Blues at Mandalay Bay.
From the Starfaith Records press release:
“The 13-song set is an instrumental tour de force featuring tracks spanning from the late 1990’s to the present. It’s powered throughout by Carlos’ instantly recognizable virtuoso lead guitar and the Santana Band’s world-class musicianship (only one song features vocals from Santana’s lead vocalists Andy Vargas and Tony Lindsay).”
Shaft Shifter will be his first album since 2010’s Guitar Heaven, which was recorded as a cover album with his band Santana.