Malo was an American Latin-tinged rock and roll group. The San Francisco-based ensemble was led by Arcelio Garcia and Jorge Santana, the
brother of Latin-rock guitarist, Carlos Santana.
Four of Malo's original members (Santana, Garcia, Tellez, and Bean) had previously played in a band called "The Malibus". The other three
founding members (Abel Zarate, Roy Murray, and Richard Spremich) had played together in a band called "Naked Lunch"