Salvador Santana, 'Keyboard City' (Various Music/Quannum)

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Keyboard City
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Label: Various Music/Quannum

by Mikael Wood

Salvador Santana's solo debut is called Keyboard City, and as the son ofHall of Famer Carlos Santana, he probably figured that was a safer destination than, say, Guitar World. Working with Beastie Boys synthmeister Money Mark, he builds funky, appealingly lightweight electro hip-hop jams around the splurts and squiggles of a huge array of vintage keys; several tracks feature vocals as well, though Santana's low-wattage singing never really dominates like a lead instrument. Taking after his daddy, perhaps, he seems most comfortable stationed behind his weapon of choice.

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