'You guys honk the horn more than New Yorkers,' Jarreau joked on stage. 'I see that here it's common,' Duke declared before launching into a blistering, funk-driven Rush hour road rage. Ravi let rip, uncharacteristically because if the rest of the concert was any indication, he is more of an airbrush painter. Of course, it could be exhaustion.
"We arrived at 4 am, spent two hours looking for my luggage, arrived at the hotel, had a very long practice, and here I am," he had said, with a half-eaten dinner in front of him, the day before. The group had had a 27-hour journey and a flight six hours late.
"This is the kind of place you want to come to and not work," he said about India. "Work is priority so you don't have the time or luxury to go to different places."
Jazz greats come to Mumbai
Reportage: Sumit Bhattacharya
Photographs: Jewella C Miranda
Design: Uday Kuckian