August 7, 2011 – 4:27 am

Blame it on the Men in White for lounge jazz lite.

Click on the panels for a better view or to download artwork.

Cincinnati Gardens 1973 [D & D Archives Master Series Volume 28, 2CD]

Live in Cincinnati, OH; August 30, 1973. Fantastic audience stereo recording.

“JEMS is proud to be able to partner with and present some of the choice recordings in the D & D archives. Some of these recordings have been around for years but none of the master tapes or safety copies in some cases have ever been digitized until now.

“Dave and Donn taped many shows in and around the Seattle area in the ’70s and also were contemporaries of some of the JEMS members. Volume 28 features another one of Dave’s brother’s master recordings. This particular tape and show in general is previously uncirculated recording prior to June 2011. This show has been said to have taken place in Cincinnati but Dave’s brother believes the show took place in Columbus possibly at the University of Columbus auditorium. As of this writing we do not know what the correct city or venue is for the recording but do know it is indeed the August 30th show. The recording is mostly complete but cuts out once the 90 minute tape runs out. It is assumed at a minimum they would have closed the show with Let Us Go Into The House Of The Lord like they did at all the other shows known to have recordings available.” - weedwacker67.

The knowledgeable fans at Dime have since confirmed that this show is indeed in Cincinnati. Someone verified with an archive poster of the gig.

Not much to add about this all too-brief tour of the two guitarists. Marvel at their guitarings. There’s passion, power, grace and gratitude. Today, Santana is a shadow of his former self. While McLaughlin is comfortable on the tour circuit. Their albums no longer have that edge. Follow the links below for our original writeup of this tour.

They were the men in white suits. Peace. Thanks to the JEMS crew, D & D and weedwacker67 for sharing this at dime. Go there for the lossless version.
- The Little Chicken

And thanks for the artwork posted at

Lineage: master cassette>wav(96/24)>wav(44.1/16)>flac
Transfer: master cassette>Revox B-215>Adobe Audtion 3.0 (96/24)
Taped By: D & D
Transferred By: weedwacker 67

Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (sample rate 224 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.

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Disc 1
Track 01. Intro (5.6MB)
Track 02. Meditation (2.7MB)
Track 03. Flame Sky (43.1MB)
Track 04. A Love Supreme pt1 (cuts out due to tape flip) (24.1MB)
Track 05. A Love Supreme pt2 (9.6MB)
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Disc 2
Track 06. I’m Aware Of You (41.7MB)
Track 07. Band Introduction (2.3MB)
Track 08. Naima (8.7MB)
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Track 09. A Life Divine (cuts out) (12.3MB)

Total Time: 90:22

Mahavishnu John McLaughlin - guitar
Devadip Carlos Santana - guitar
Khalid Yasin(aka Larry Young) - organ
Doug Rauch - bass
Armando Peraza - percussion
Billy Cobham - drums

Here is another show from this tour. The second is a fan remaster with pitch-correction. This is a stereo soundboard recording.

Click here: Live at International Amphitheatre, Chicago, IL, Sept 1, 1973.

Click here: Inamorata Remaster/Pitch Corrected Edition
Live at the International Amphitheatre, Chicago, IL, Sept 1, 1973.

Love, Devotion & Surrender was the only album by Santana and McLaughlin. Buy it here.

  1. 7 Responses to “THE FATHERS OF JAZZ-FUSION”

  2. hey bigo, thanks! will get. you can’t have too much santana and or santana & mclaughlin. i have both versions of a live supreme - brothers of the spirit.

    i had difficulty backing up my music today. maybe i got bad batch of sony dvd-r’s. oh well, i’ll just get more music. i’ll try again later. i had the same problem last month and it backed up on the third try. 3 must be a charm.

    it’s about time. the last thing i got from you was gilad atzmon last week.

    i’m listening to robert plant & alison krauss-your long journey, merriweather post pavillion, columbia, md 6.13.08. my tags say 3.15.09 so i’m sure it’s been removed by now. yes, there are two song titles i never fixed that were that way on the track list. i just left them. it’s a good one, though. i saw them two months earlier here in b’ham, al at bjcc arena. i have it too on two cd-r’s.


    By Ed Saad on Aug 7, 2011

  3. “Lounge jazz lite” existed long before Santana/McLaughlin. As for “jazz fusion lite,” blaming these guys for that is like blaming Jimi Hendrix for hair metal…or the Beatles for those irritating boy bands…or Jefferson Airplane for Starship (okay, maybe there’s a slight connection there…).

    By YogaforCynics on Aug 7, 2011

  4. Never lucky enough to see them together… Thanks, bigO!

    By NAMoosedog on Aug 8, 2011

  5. Thank you, thank you, thank you Big O amigos. More sunset sound in Thompson.
    As always, James

    By James on Aug 8, 2011

  6. I could be wrong but i thought they released a live album of this tour?
    Thanx for the site!!

    By BLUEFOOD on Aug 9, 2011

    - I was at this show. It was hotter than hell and since it was summer and the show started earlier than normal it never got really dark.
    It took place at Cincinnati Gardens.

    By jaimoe on Aug 10, 2011

  8. If you want to hear some great jazz/rock/blues fusion check out Renaissance Man, or any other CD from Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band.

    By RollingStoner on Mar 23, 2016

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