Volgende maand vieren we vijftig jaar Woodstock. Hoeveel keer ik de film van Michael Wadleigh al heb gezien, is niet meer bij te houden en één van de gezichten die ik daaruit het meeste heb onthouden, is dat van drummer Michael Shrieve van Santana tijdens het nummer “Soul Sacrifice”. Ik lees nu dat Shrieve destijds één van de jongste (misschien wel dé jongste) artiesten was op het fameuze festival. Maar ondertussen wordt hij vandaag toch ook al zeventig jaar…

Shrieve’s first full-time band was called Glass Menagerie, followed by experience in the house band of an R&B club, backing touring musicians including B.B. King and Etta James. At 16, Shrieve played in a jam session at the Fillmore Auditorium, where he attracted the attention of Santana’s manager, Stan Marcum. When he was 19, Shrieve jammed with Santana at a recording studio and was invited to join that day.
On August 16, 1969, Santana played the Woodstock Festival, shortly after Shrieve’s twentieth birthday, but before the release of their eponymous first album (1969). He remained with Santana for five years.
Shrieve left the original Santana band to pursue solo projects. He moved to London, England to record the 1976 album “Automatic Man” with guitarist Pat Thrall, bass guitarist Doni Harvey and keyboardist Todd Cochran (billed as Bayete). While in London Shrieve was part of the fusion supergroup Go with Stomu Yamashta, Steve Winwood, Al Di Meola and Klaus Schulze, releasing two studio albums and the live album “Go Live from Paris” (1976).
He played in the band Hagar Schon Aaronson Shrieve (with Sammy Hagar, Neal Schon, and Kenny Aaronson). Later, he played drums on (former Supertramp member) Roger Hodgson’s first solo album, “In the Eye of the Storm”.
From 1979 to 1984, Shrieve collaborated as a percussionist in Richard Wahnfried, a side project of Klaus Schulze (another drummer turned electronic composer) while recording with Schulze his own first “solo” album of electronic music, “Transfer Station Blue”, in 1984.
Shrieve was also credited for playing percussion on the 1980 album “Emotional Rescue” by The Rolling Stones and in 1984, he played on Mick Jagger’s “She’s the Boss” album. When Jagger, Nile Rodgers and Shrieve were mixing the album at The Power Station in New York City, Jaco Pastorius invited Shrieve for a recording session downstairs. This recording remains unreleased.
In 1997, Shrieve joined former Santana musicians Neal Schon, Gregg Rolie, José “Chepito” Areas, Alphonso Johnson and Michael Carabello to record “Abraxas Pool”.
As of April 2010, Shrieve lives in Seattle, Washington, where he played in a fusion jazz group, Spellbinder, at The White Rabbit every Monday night in Fremont, Seattle. The White Rabbit closed in 2014.
Shrieve has composed music for several films, most notably Paul Mazursky’s “Tempest” and “Apollo 13”. [Wikipedia]

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