Live On Tour In Europe

03 May 2004
As George Duke says on his current website: “Joining forces with Billy was one of the highlights of my career.”  The band toured the U.S. and Europe in 1976 and recorded Live On Tour In Europe at The Montreux Jazz Festival and at the Hammersmith Odeon in London.   The other two musicians, John Scofield and Alfonso Johnson, although at a relatively early stage in their career, make the session sound like a total all-star date today.  The intention of Live was, in Duke’s words, “to incorporate other ideas into fusion music — comedy, vocals, and funk.”