There is one song that proves if you have The Blues chops or not —
“Stormy Monday” — and Carlos Santana and Buddy Guy recently played
that song together to tether their Blues history of being and
wanting in performance.
Here are Buddy and Carlos shredding the Blues out of Stormy Monday:
The utter brilliance of that performance is how Buddy and Carlos play off each other.
The other responds.
There’s a seamless understanding between those two guitar masters and that sort of natural flow of ideas in performance is rare because it can quickly become unruly– see David Sanborn with Clapton in Little Wing — but Carlos and Buddy have an unspoken understanding in a shared syntax and grammar from their fingertips.