"Only once in a blue moon is there an artist so natural to the blues and to jazz as Robben Ford" - read in the program notes to George Harrison's "Dark Horse" tour in winter 1974, participated in the Robben Ford on guitar. And in fact: There are not many musicians who are so self-evident between blues and jazz switch back and forth as the nimble fingers Americans. In addition to his many projects as a studio musician and as a companion of various musicians (Michael McDonald, Little Feat, Charlie Musselwhite, David Sanborn and others) belonged Robben Ford beside the keyboardist Russell Ferrante and bassist Jimmy Haslip of the founding members of the later very commercially successful R & B and pop jazz band Yellowjackets. In 1979, he released his first solo album. An absolute highlight of his career as a jazz guitarist marked undoubtedly the tour with Miles Davis in 1986. Today Robert Ford is one of the few exceptional guitarist. His albums achieve unusually high sales figures. Whether Billboard's "Top 200", whether jazz or blues charts, her albums were always represented. His most successful album was called simply "Robben Ford & The Blue Line", was released in 1992 and sold over 300,000 units. His last album, "Blue Moon" rose in the U.S. Billboard Blues charts at # 2, in Germany it was represented in the jazz charts for months in the upper positions. "Blue Moon" is called in the Anglo-Saxon way, the second full moon in a month. "Once in a blue moon" is thus a synonym for "very rare". "Only once in a blue moon ..." Brilliant musicians such as Robben Ford there is not really often. The appearance in Baden-Baden was held on 07.04.1993 instead, the tour for his most successful album.