The performance by Karl Perazzo (timbales) and Raul Rekow (congas) of Santana during DRUM! Night 2011 was electrifying. Playing solo and together they explored th ewidest possible range of sounds and textures fo their instruments.

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Raul Rekow and Karl Perazzo of Santana kicked off the concert event with a rousing performance.

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Perazzo’s bongo solo was a hand percussion symphony that brought down the house. As another drummer backstage said, “Man, that’s not even legal.”

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He also switched to timbale in the middle of his solo performance.

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Brothers in music. Both Rekow and Perazzo dreamed of playing with Santana when they were younger musicians.

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Karl Perazzo was presented with the DRUM! Readers Poll Drummie as “Percussionist of the year” for 2011.”

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Raul Rekow solos.

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Time is putty in their hands.