I love the Latin Fusion of rock music that is created by Santana. It makes rock music so much more interesting and spicy!! It opens you up for that Latin flavor. This was the rage in the 90's and the beginning of the new millenia. I heard it first with "Smooth" featuring Rob Thomas of Matchbox 20. Then I hear it again with "Into The Night" with Chad Kroeger of Nickelback (another fave band of mine).
But I have been a Santana fan forever!! Love his signature song "Oye Como Va", and "Black Magic Woman", but that was when he had that psychodelic sound. You can see on this album the progression and growth of his music.