Toto - Montreux Jazz Festival 1991

Toto may have gone through lead singers for a while like Spinal Tap went through drummers, however the incredible musicians that have made up the band down the years are in essence what Toto has always been about.

By the time of this concert performance at the Montreux Jazz Festival on the 5th July 1991 (venue The Casino, Montreux, Switzerland) , guitarist Steve Lukather had stepped up to the microphone and become the new front man.

Sadly this was one of the last live concerts with founder member and band drummer Jeff Porcaro who died a year later (Jeff tragically suffered an allergic reaction from a pesticide he was using in his garden). This recording has as a result, always been something of a collectors item for Toto fans.

In October 2009, the individual founding musicians of Toto were inducted into the Musicians Hall of Fame. Steve Lukather, David Paich, Steve Porcaro and David Hungate were present, with Mike Porcaro's and Jeff Porcaro's family members accepting their awards in absentia. 

Source: Soundboard - FM Broadcast. 

Sound Quality: Very good stereo mp3@160kbps.

Genre: Rock, pop rock, hard rock, jazz fusion.
Set: Full set.
Set List:

1. On The Run
2. Kingdom Of Desire
3. I’ll Be Over You
4. Africa
5. Jake To The Bone
6. Red House
7. Band Introduction
8. Rosanna
9. Hold The Line
10. I Want To Take You Higher

Line Up:
Jeff Porcaro: drums
Steve Lukather: guitar & vocals
David Paich: keyboards & vocals
Mike Porcaro: bass
Chris Trujillo: percussion
with Fred White, Jackie McGhee, Jenny Douglas, and John James. 

Website: Official HERE.


From wikipedia - Prior to the formation of the band, Toto members were regulars on albums by Steely Dan, Seals and Crofts, Boz Scaggs, Sonny and Cher, and many others, contributing to many of the most popular records of the 1970s. Keyboardist David Paich, son of famed musician and sessions player/arranger Marty Paich, rose to fame after having co-written Boz Scaggs's Silk Degrees album. Having played on many sessions with drummer Jeff Porcaro (the son of noted session percussionist Joe Porcaro, who he met while attending Grant High School in North Hollywood, California  where they formed the band Rural Still Life), the two began to seriously discuss the possibility of forming their own band. They brought in bassist and fellow session vet David Hungate, having played with him on the road with Boz Scaggs. In addition, the duo asked guitarist Steve Lukather (who also played in Scaggs's band as a replacement for Les Dudek) and Jeff Porcaro's brother Steve Porcaro (keyboards) to join the team. Luke and Steve Porcaro also attended Grant High and in fact continued the band Rural Still Life (the name shortened to Still Life) after Paich & Jeff graduated. With the addition of former S.S. Fools singer Bobby Kimball, the group began to work on their first album in 1977 after signing with Columbia Records.

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Beehive Candy said…


This blog is way too cool to be posting Toto.
Beehive Candy said…
Toto may not be the coolest band on planet earth however they are incredibly talented musicians who have played with some of the 'coolest' artists around!!