Pablo Tellez (Malo, Santana)

Pablo Tellez was at the forefront of the Latin jazz rock movement by way his tenure in two watershed ensembles: Malo, led by Jorge Santana and Arecelio Garcia; and as a member of Carlos’ extraordinary 1976-77 Santana line-up.

Tellez percolated in-the-pocket, plying harmonic extensions aplenty amid the poly-rhythmic percussion and extended improvisations which defined the genre.


Pablo also plied his craft with LaBelle, Pete Escovedo, and The Latin Spice Band, among others.


Pablo Tellez Sound & Vision…


Santana and Gato Barbieri: “Europa”


Malo: “Suavecito”