Watch the Carlos Supreme online guitar lesson by James Hogan from 50 Jazz Rock Licks You MUST Know
Like Jeff Beck, Carlos Santana is a guitarist who seems to constantly evolve. His style is blend of Latin-infused rock, jazz, blues, salsa, and African rhythms. These influences are evident in Carlos’ solo on John Coltrane’s "A Love Supreme" from his collaboration album "Love Devotion Surrender" with famed fusion guitarist John McLaughlin.
This is a 16th note based lick in the F# Dorian Scale (F# - G# - A - B - C# - D# - E) that features Carlos’ command of syncopated rhythms and his great feel. I recommend using alternate picking for this particular example.