Blues For Salvador was released in 1989. Dedicated to his wife, Deborah Santana, the record was released as a solo project, without the Santana band. It won the 1989 Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance, his first Grammy ever.
On previous solo albums, Santana had made noticeable stylistic changes and worked with Jazz, Pop, and even Country musicians. On this, his fourth Carlos Santana release, the line between a "solo" and a "group" project is blurred; this record is really a catchall of Santana band outtakes and stray tracks.
Included are an instrumental version of "Deeper, Dig Deeper" from Freedom, and an alternate take of "Hannibal" from Zebop!, as well as "Now That You Know" from the group's 1985 tour. "Trane" features jazz drummer Tony Williams on drums.
180g Audiophile Vinyl
1b. Aquatic Park
3. I'm Gone
5. Deeper, Dig Deeper
2. Now That You Know
4. Blues For Salvador