This is a video of the Tom Hemby band performing the tune “Afro Funk.” The band consists of Hemby on guitar, drummer Keith Carlock, bassist Adam Nitti, Mark Douthit on sax, and Michael Whittaker on keys. I would love to get to Nashville one day in order to catch this band live, although I’m not sure if Carlock is still with the group given his expanded responsibilities as the drummer for Toto.
I love Nitti’s stuttering, percolating groove, especially during the “power chord” solo sections of the tune. It grooves and yet leaves tons of space for Carlock to be as busy as he pleases. It fits the section perfectly and is so tasteful.