Last summer, Carlos Santana spoke to Billboard about a new super group that he was assembling, one that would feature Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Cindy Blackman Santana and John McLaughlin. At the time, Santana described the efforts as “very, very supernova.”
While no official announcement has come from Santana, the newly-announced Jazz schedule at the famous Hollywood Bowl venue features an interesting group called Mega Nova. Much like the lineup discussed back in August, Mega Nova features Carlos Santana, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, and Cindy Blackman Santana, in addition to bassist Marcus Miller.
So far, only the one performance has been confirmed, but Santana had promised a recording and potential tour through Europe and North America during summer 2016. Let’s keep our fingers crossed!