In 2004, Jean-Luc Ponty performed with his band in India for the first time. The sold out show in Bombay was very successful and Jean-Luc's interview on CNBC aired throughout the Indian continent and Asia. He toured once before in India as a guest of violinist L. Subramaniam for the 2003 Global Music Festival. In 2004 JLP also performed with his band in Eastern and Western Europe, including a very special concert in Paris where emotions flowed intensely between the audience and the band. JLP performed also with the Rite of Strings, the acoustic trio with Stanley Clarke on double bass and Al Di Meola on guitar. They toured from June to October throughout North America.