Requisite: Santana, ‘Borboletta’ (Columbia)

Under the spell of John Coltrane, Miles Davis and Pharoah Sanders, Carlos Santana recorded a trilogy of early-’70s fusion classics — Caravanserai, Welcome and Borboletta. Columbia’s Clive Davis warned the rock guitarist that he was committing “career suicide,” but Santana forged ahead and created what some fans consider the band’s most intriguing music. Released in...

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