Santana to release “In Search of Mona Lisa”

Concord Records is proud to announce the signing of legendary artist Carlos Santana. A guitar icon who has sold over 100 million records and performed for three generations of concert fans worldwide, Santana will release a new EP, In Search of Mona Lisa, on January 25, 2019 (with a vinyl edition scheduled for February 22).

“Carlos Santana is an artist of singular voice. Immediately recognized for his signature sound and celebrated as one of the greatest guitarists of all time, his gift for melody and ability to seamlessly fuse and transcend musical genres has inspired us all,” said John Burk, President of Concord Records. “We are thrilled to welcome Carlos to the Concord family and look forward to where his seemingly endless creativity, curiosity and passion take us.”
A new full-length album produced by Rick Rubin will be released this summer.
“It is with our great pleasure that Carlos Santana has signed a new distribution deal with Concord Records,” Michael Vrionis, President of Universal Tone Management, said. “I would like to thank John Burk, President of the label and his entire team. We have a common mission to share eternally relevant music with the world. We are excited that Carlos Santana’s new full-length album will debut on Concord later this year.”

2019 marks the 20th anniversary of Carlos Santana’s groundbreaking album Supernatural and the 50th anniversary of his legendary performance at Woodstock. To date, Santana has won 10 GRAMMY Awards and three Latin Grammys. He won a record-tying nine Grammys for a single project for 1999’s Supernatural (including Album of the Year and Record of the Year for “Smooth”) as well as three Latin Grammys. He has also received the Billboard Century Award (1996), was ushered into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1998), received the Billboard Latin Music Awards’ Lifetime Achievement honor (2009), and was the recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors Award (2013). Among many other honors, Carlos Santana has been cited by Rolling Stone as #15 on their list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.” In the fall of 2014, Carlos Santana released his memoir The Universal Tone: Bringing My Story to Light. Santana is currently headlining a multi-year residency at House of Blues at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.

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One thought on “Santana to release “In Search of Mona Lisa”

  • January 5, 2019 at 2:53 pm

    Looking forward to seeing what this will be.
    You never know with Carols.He could be anywhere on the musical spectrum.
    Hope it’s some rock material though.


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