2005 El Grupo – Live

El Grupo 2006El Grupo is a jazz fusion band founded by session musician and Toto guitarist Steve Lukather. The band also features Steve Weingart on keyboards, Oskar Cartaya on bass, and Joey Heredia on drums. The band primarily tours jazz clubs in the United States and Europe and is known for highly improvisational sets that vary widely from show to show. El Grupo recorded one album, in 2005, entitled El Grupo Live.

In the autumn 2006, the song “I’m Buzzed”, from a live recording of El Grupo, was contributed to the album project Artists for Charity – Guitarists 4 the Kids, produced by Slang Productions, to assist World Vision Canada in helping underprivileged kids in need.


1  Dismemberment (Lenny Castro; David Garfield) 15:22
2  I’m Buzzed (Mike Landau) 16:53
3  Birdland (Joe Zawinul) 09:46
4  Little Wing (Jimi Hendrix) 10:15
5  Led Boots (Max Middleton) 13:29



BassOskar Cartaya
DrumsJoey Heredia
Guitar / VocalsSteve Lukather
PercussionJoey Heredia
KeyboardsSteve Weingart

Liner Notes

Producer – Oscar Cartaya
Producer (Executive) – Steve Lukather
Mastered By – Joe Gastwirt
Recorded By – Bob Bradshaw, Ricardo Michalak

Design, Layout – Ulrich Hepperlin
Photography – Glen LaFerman

Mastered At Joe Gastwirt Mastering
Recorded At The Baked Potato, Los Angeles
Recorded In Krefeld, Germany