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Primary Instrument: Drums

Born: July 6, 1949

Over the course of his eminent career, Michael Shrieve has written, produced and played on albums that have sold millions of copies worldwide. As the original drummer for Santana, Michael at age nineteen was the youngest performer at Woodstock. He helped create the first eight albums of this seminal group, and was on the forefront of shaping a new musical era.

Michael is respected world-wide for his adventurous experimentation with the most creative and masterful musicians. No other drummer has collaborated with such longevity and sophistication alongside artists in such diverse genres as rock, jazz, electronic, DJ and world music. He is well recognized for his groundbreaking adoption of electronic percussion when it was a new medium in the 1970s....
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”I owe Michael a lot; He's the one who turned me onto John Coltrane and Miles Davis. I just wanted to play blues until Michael came. He opened my eyes and my ears and my heart to a lot of things. Some drummers only have chops, but Michael Shrieve has vision. Michael is like a box of crayons; he has all the colors.” Carlos Santana

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Featured recording “Live At Tost”

Live At Tost

Colorburst Soundfield Records, LLC
2008
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    Spellbinder Live At Tost

    Creative Sources
    2008
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    Live At Tost

    Colorburst Soundfield Records, LLC
    2008
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    Two Doors "In The Palace Of Dreams"

    Creative Sources
    1995
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    Two Doors

    Creative Sources
    1995
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    Fascination

    Creative Sources
    1994
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    Stiletto

    Creative Sources
    1989
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    The Leaving Time

    Creative Sources
    1988
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