Based on those videos, I agree. I think Keith is doing a great job. It will be interesting to see how that translates in the studio.There are some videos on youtube with Carlock now:
He really smokes and is the perfect choice for Toto.
Its an amazing backbeat he has - IMHO
You can really hear the 8th note pulse on the video. I think thats a combination of how Keith plays and the mix (notice hardly any snare in the mix in comparison to the hi hat hat) If you watch his arm movement he is really digging into that 8th note.There is also another youtube toto video now with a Carlock solo.
When I listen to Rosanna, there is a strong 8th note pulse. With Porcaro this would be more smothened out, so the shuffle would become more prominent. This may howeever be because of the PA mix.
Anyway Carlock is very effective and I am sure the band is very happy.
21 years! I guess it's time to move on. Thanks for keeping the beat Simon; Keith will get the job done. What next Simon?From Simon's personal FB page:
I am deeply touched by this outpouring of expression…
… yes, it is true - after 21 years I have called my time with Toto.
Simon Phillips - Jan 24, 2014
According to Toto's site, a studio album is already in the works.
I bet Steve Jordon could serve the Toto gig well.
That's an interesting twist!As it seems, Carlock in now out. Shannon Forrest is doing Toto's world tour, as Keith choose Steely Dan over Toto. From the people I know, that also know Luke and Shannon, this is permanent. Carlock did record the new Toto XIV album, though.