10/03/2013

Weekly Basslines #120: The Turning Point (Toto)

Udo from Austria requested this tune from the 1995 album "Tambu". A typical cool Toto-Groove played on 5-string by Mike Porcaro, the third Porcaro sibling to be part of the Toto-Family.

Unfortunately he was diagnosed with Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis in 2010 (an uncurable disease which causes muscle weakness and atrophy throughout the body due to a degeneration of motor neurons). So he had to stop playing with the band and is now in a wheelchair since the disease is progressing.

So this is a good chance to pay tribute to Mike and his fine bass-playing!




 
Thanks to Udo for the donation!