Daylight Video

Carlos Santana is 68 today. Don’t feel much like replaying his Top 40 stuff, so here’s a (literally) mystic long shot: “A Love Supreme,” an adaptation of John Coltrane’s “Acknowledgement” (from his album A Love Supreme) performed by Santana with Mahavishnu John McLaughlin at Montreux in 2011. This is a reprisal of a collaboration the two performed in 1973 on the album Love Devotion Surrender.

Support Nonprofit Journalism

If you enjoyed this article, consider making a donation to help us produce more like it. The Washington Monthly was founded in 1969 to tell the stories of how government really works—and how to make it work better. Fifty years later, the need for incisive analysis and new, progressive policy ideas is clearer than ever. As a nonprofit, we rely on support from readers like you.

Yes, I’ll make a donation

Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore, a Monthly contributing editor, is a columnist for the Daily Intelligencer, New York magazine’s politics blog, and the managing editor for the Democratic Strategist.