|Born||August 21, 1941|
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
|Genres||Rock, Latin rock, jazz fusion, classical|
|Instrument(s)||Keyboards, synthesizer, programming, piano, organ, accordion, guitar, bass guitar, drum machine|
Tom Coster (born August 21, 1941) is an American keyboardist, composer, and longtime backing musician for Carlos Santana.
Detroit-born and San Francisco-raised, Coster played piano and accordion as a youth, continuing his studies through college and a productive five-year stint as a musician in the U.S. Air Force Band.
Coster has played with and/or composed for many groups and musicians including The Loading Zone, Gábor Szabó, Carlos Santana, Billy Cobham, Third Eye Blind, Coryell/Coster/Smith, Claudio Baglioni, Stu Hamm, Boz Scaggs, Zucchero and Bobby Holiday, Joe Satriani, Frank Gambale, and Vital Information. Coster also produced several solo jazz fusion recordings as a leader for Fantasy, Headfirst, and JVC.
Some of Coster's best-known compositions are "Europa (Earth's Cry Heaven's Smile)", "Flor D'Luna (Moonflower)" and "Dance, Sister, Dance (Baila Mi Hermana)" performed by Santana and "The Perfect Date" performed by Vital Information.
Coster's son was born in 1966, also called Tom Coster, also a keyboardist and composer.
River of Souls is the twelfth album by American singer-songwriter Dan Fogelberg, released in September 1993. The album features a variety of genres ranging from Celtic, Brazilian, country, and African soft rock. It received mostly positive reviews from fans and critics alike, praising the instrumentation and vocals. However, some of the song's topics, which included war and politics, were not well received.
Shaman is the nineteenth studio album by Santana. Shaman was released on October 22, 2002, and debuted at number 1 on the Billboard 200 with first week sales of 298,973. It was certified Double Platinum by the RIAA and Gold in Greece.
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The All is One Tour was the thirty-first concert tour by American rock group Santana in 2002. According to Billboard, the North American tours grossed $16,821,175, 426,431 out of 640,106 tickets were sold, and 7 concerts sold out.
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Santana Latin American Tour 2005 was a Latin American concert tour by American rock band Santana in 2005.
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