After leaving the group, he formed Automatic Man with seminal rock guitarist Pat Thrall. The album reunited most of the surviving members from the early 1970s lineup of the band (including Carlos Santana, Gregg Rolie, Neal Schon, Mike Carabello and Michael Shrieve) and was the first time that the quintet had recorded together since 1971's Santana III. As the original drummer for Santana, Michael – at age nineteen – was the youngest performer at Woodstock. I just wanted to play blues until Michael came. Caravanserai, by Santana At the end of 1971 the Santana band was disintegrating. Ex-Santana Drummer Michael Shrieve on Whiplash's Evil Ways ... we present the thoughts of Michael Shrieve. Michael Shrieve was the last remaining band member from the “Woodstock Era.” Post Santana – Going Solo After a time of mixed emotions over his decision, Michael went to Mexico for some needed rest and recuperation. by Scott Kevin Fish. ’79 MD. Quatre décennies après son légendaire solo de batterie qui a duré deux minutes lors du concert de Carlos Santana à Woodstock, Michael Shrieve nous présente sa nouvelle formation Spellbinder, un jazz band de premier ordre qui mélange le rock avec le jazz dans la même mesure et avec passion. Michael Shrieve's powerful drumming with Santana at Woodstock launched a career that continues—with Santana or on his own—with a conspicuous sense of adventure. Shrieve recorded more than half a dozen albums with Santana, and was involved in writing many of the songs, too. ... Shrieve: I did.
And Carlos, in a booth with Mike Shieve (the only other original Santana member left) and new bassist Doug Rauch, has turned away from his salad. Santana would shed nearly all of his original bandmates just two years later when he embraced fusion and other non-commercial styles, but Shrieve …
Michael Shrieve: Transcendence. Music Aficionado gets a personal recap on all that he's done in the interim. - Carlos Santana Santana is an American rock band formed in San Francisco in 1966 by Mexican-American guitarist and songwriter Carlos Santana.The band has undergone multiple recording and performing line-ups in its history, with Santana the only consistent member. I played in a school band, in a symphonic band.
Michael Shrieve Jazz Biography. Shrieve was Santana’s drummer, playing alongside percussionists Michael Carabello and Jose Chepito Areas, and the gig was a 45-minute, midday set at the Woodstock Music & Art Fair in August 1969. He opened my eyes and my ears and my heart to a lot of things. So I’m limited in how authentic I am with all that stuff, and that’s part of the reason why Santana sounded like it did: Nothing sounded “authentic”—it sounded like authentic Santana. After an iconic performance at Woodstock and three excellent albums that defined the blue print for Latin rock, plus a succession of hits like Black Magic Woman and Oye Como Va, the band was falling apart. This was when I interviewed Michael for the first time in the Oct./Nov. It was released soon after Santana’s stunning performance at the Woodstock Festival. I owe Michael a lot; He's the one who turned me onto John Coltrane and Miles Davis.