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When I Fall in Love
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
The latest studio release from the modern trumpeter. Chris has steadily built up a fan base in the last several years. He has toured with Sting, Shawn Colvin and many others as well as appearing regularly on the Carolin... more »
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The latest studio release from the modern trumpeter. Chris has steadily built up a fan base in the last several years. He has toured with Sting, Shawn Colvin and many others as well as appearing regularly on the Caroline Rhea Show. This will be the break-through POP album fans have been waiting and wanting him to do. Includes many standards you know, and several "new standards" that are destined for classic status. Featuring gorgeous string arrangements on most tracks. Produced by Bobby Colomby and Engineered by Grammy Winner Al Schmidt. Guest vocalists include: Sting (1 verse on 1 track) & Paula Cole (Lead vocals on 2 tracks).
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Tom K. (ipstom) from RIVERVIEW, FL
Reviewed on 9/10/2010...
This CD from Chris Botti is one of the very best I have ever heard. You really hear & feel the emotion he delivers thru his horn! I keep playing it over....and over again!
MovedbyMusic | 10/13/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The best way to describe what I hear when I listen to Chris Botti is a slow burn. The whole cd simmers with soft but intense sensuality. This is my favorite kind of music: exceptional melodies, respected and true to their origin but uniquely interpreted by extraordinary combinations of understated but undeniable arrangements. The traditional orchestral sounds are sophisticated and fresh creating a tapestry of genuine, gentle jazz sounds (try "My Romance" to understand what I mean). These standards he chose to include are truly some of my most favorite melodies of all time and he gives each song so much controlled passion it's delectable. The combinations of bass and trumpet for "What'll I Do?" could not be more perfect. "Let's Fall in Love," is swinging and true to Big Band reverence but Chris's interpretation is strikingly original. Sting's "La Belle Dame Sans Regrets" is the single to release with it's lush, latin mood. The unaffected vocals of Paula Cole are a well chosen compliment to Botti's exceptional talent as is the keyboard genius of pianist Billy Childs.
Listen for Chris's spectacular jazz trumpet in guest appearances on other cd's (for example on Renee Olstead's new cd) as well.
If you thought "Thousand Kisses Deep" was one of the best cd's last year (I did too) wait until you hear this one! Chris was just getting warmed up. This is the cd that maximizes all of his talent. The entire production is fabulous. One of my favorite top 5 releases of '04.
Lush and romantic (i.e., make-out music)
William Merrill | San Antonio, TX United States | 09/28/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This isn't the most fantastic jazz-trumpet-standards CD I've ever heard - that distinction belongs to something like Clifford Brown With Strings - but it's still a real solid effort from Chris Botti. His tones on these songs are as clear and pure as a mountain spring, and the song selection is well designed for those who want to get "in the mood for love." I like the fact that there's a mix of traditional standards and more modern romantic songs. Thus Sting's "No Ordinary Love" appears right after "What'll I Do?" and so on. I think Botti has been unfairly labeled as a "Smooth Jazz" artist (a now ultra-bland subgenre that no self-respecting musician wants to be a part of - although they'll gladly take the sales...). Certainly on this album his backing is more likely to satisfy classic jazz fans - no funky rhythm section and synthesized dance beats, just an orchestra, big band or acoustic ensemble. And his straight-out horn blowing on songs such "Let's Fall In Love" (cool jazz riffs) should earn him a measure of respect."