Forged in the blues and the British sixties, with a constellation of major 1980s anthems, Steve Winwood’s career is stunning to say the least. It all started at 15 as part of the Spencer Davis Group, a cornerstone of the British blues boom. His dexterity on the Hammond organ made a mark: he played with Jimi Hendrix on “Voodoo Chile”, and accompanied Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, B.B. King... Starting in 1968, this singer and multi-instrumentalist explored more hallucinogenic paths with the band Traffic. He then founded Blind Faith with Eric Clapton and Ginger Baker–this is considered one of the first “supergroups” in history. In 1977 Steve Winwood launched a solo career, garnering two Grammy Awards and numerous hits. The Greatest Hits Live compilation, released in 2017, revisits this outsize musical journey and showcases the improvisation talents of Winwood and his musicians. The Montreux sweet spot!