Very Best Of Chris Botti CD (2002)

Artist: Chris Botti

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Label Polygram Label Group
SKU 60562602
UPC 731458984825
UPC 14 00731458984825
Format CD
Release Date 7/16/2002
Author Chris Botti
Associated Artist/Work Barry, John
Associated Artist/Work Original Soundtrack
Artist Influence Chet Baker (Trumpet/Vocals/Composer)
Artist Influence David Sanborn
Artist Influence George Benson (Guitar)
Artist Influence George Coleman
Artist Influence Harry Connick, Jr.
Artist Influence John Barry (Conductor/Composer)
Artist Influence Kenny G
Artist Influence Miles Davis
Artist Influence Woody Shaw
Artist Contemporary Alfonzo Blackwell
Artist Contemporary Billy Childs
Artist Contemporary Brian Culbertson
Artist Contemporary Celine Dion
Artist Contemporary Chris Standring
Artist Contemporary Chuck Loeb
Artist Contemporary Eric Marienthal
Artist Contemporary Gregg Karukas
Artist Contemporary Jamie Cullum
Artist Contemporary Jeff Kashiwa
Artist Contemporary Jimmy Sommers
Artist Contemporary Josh Groban
Artist Contemporary Joyce Cooling
Artist Contemporary Ken Navarro
Artist Contemporary Kevin Toney
Artist Contemporary Lee Ritenour (Jazz)
Artist Contemporary Marion Meadows
Artist Contemporary Mark Isham
Artist Contemporary Michael Bubl?
Artist Contemporary Paul Taylor
Artist Contemporary Phil Sheeran
Artist Contemporary Richard Elliot (Sax)
Artist Contemporary Rick Braun
Artist Contemporary Steve Cole
Artist Contemporary Till Br?nner
Technical Info
CatalogID 5898482
Lable Name GRP (USA)
Released 07/02/2002
Original Release 2002
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 52m : 49s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00731458984825
Musical Guests
Edie Brickell
The Blue Nile
Jonatha Brooke
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel includes: Chris Botti (trumpet, piano, keyboards, programming);
Edie Brickell (vocals); Mike Davis (trombone); Andy Snitzer (Wurlitzer piano, Fender Rhodes piano, bass, programming); Jeff Lorber (electric piano, clavinet); Joseph Moore (keyboards, programming); John Levanthal (organ); Harvey Jones (keyboards); Paul Levant, Tim Pierce, Marc Shulman Larry Saltzman (guitar); Pino Palladino John Ossmon (bass); Shawn Pelton (drums, high hat); John Robinson, Jerry Marotta, Steve Ferone, Shane Fontayne (drums); Joe Bonadio, Alex Acuna (percussion).
Producers: Chris Botti, Joseph Moore, Kevin Killen, Harvey Jones, Andy Snitzer.
Compilation producer: Bud Harner.
Recorded between 1995 & 1999.
Personnel: Chris Botti (trumpet, piano, keyboards, programming); Edie Brickell, Jonatha Brooke, Paul Buchanan (vocals); Paul Livant, Gerry Leonard , Marc Shulman, Shane Fontayne, Tim Pierce, Vincent Nguini, Larry Saltzman (guitar); Jeff Lorber (piano, electric piano, Clavinet); Jeff Scott Young (piano, electric piano, organ); Paul Joseph Moore (piano, keyboards, programming); Andy Snitzer (Fender Rhodes piano, Wurlitzer organ, programming, drum programming); John Levanthal (organ); Harvey Jones (keyboards); Shawn Pelton (drums, hi-hat, tambourine); John "J.R." Robinson , Jerry Marotta, Steve Ferrone (drums); Joe Bonadio (tambourine, percussion); Alex Acu¤a (percussion); Garry Hughes (programming).
Photographer: Rocky Schenck.
Unknown Contributor Role: The London Session Orchestra.
THE VERY BEST OF CHRIS BOTTI collects from three of the jazz-pop trumpeter's albums: 1995's FIRST WISH, 1997's MIDNIGHT WITHOUT YOU, and 1999's SLOWING DOWN THE WORLD. Botti's music is strong on warm, evocative atmospheres, light grooves, and sweet melodies, and the artist's confident, lyrical tone is always a pleasure. Botti's music also easily crosses over into straight pop territory as "Midnight Without You" and vocal contributions from Jeff Lorber and Edie Brickell, among others, prove. THE VERY BEST is a convenient, stylish sampler of Botti's smooth, likeable jazz-pop
Artist Overview
Chris Botti rose to fame as a crackerjack session and touring trumpeter for the likes of Sting, Bob Dylan, Aretha Franklin, Paul Simon, and Natalie Merchant. A trained jazz musician, Botti's solo albums evoke a cool-jazz persona similar to Chet Baker, while his use of superstar guest-vocalists ensures Botti a place in the pop charts. Botti released TO LOVE AGAIN in 2005, a sequel to his popular 2004 duets album WHEN I FALL IN LOVE.
Disc 1
1 Regroovable
2 First Wish
3 Drive Time
4 Midnight Without You - (featuring The Blue Nile)
5 Worlds Outside
6 Forgiven - (featuring Jonatha Brooke)
7 Why Not
8 Mr. Wah
9 Like I Do Now - (featuring Edie Brickell)
10 Way Home, The
11 Irresistible Bliss

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