After coming to this country from Pakistan in 1968, and meeting up with McLaughlin, Roy has gone on from virtual obscurity to play with some of the major figures in jazz. After achieving notoriety on McLaughlin's breakthrough My Goal's Beyond album, Badal garnered sessions and tours with the likes of Miles Davis, Lonnie Liston Smith, Pharoah Sanders, and most recently with Dave Liebman's incredible Lookout Farm.

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