Chris Botti To Love Again on Limited Edition K2 HD Mastering CD
Featuring K2 HD 24-Bit/100kHz Mastering!
Chris Botti seemed destined to become a musician. and even to become the kind of musician he is today, almost from the very beginning. Born in Portland, OR, he was encouraged to pursue music by his mother, a concert pianist. When Botti was twelve, he heard Miles Davis play “My Funny Valentine.” The impact it had not only persuaded him to make a life time commitment to the trumpet, it also launched an affection for melody, space and balance that have been intrinsic aspects of his musical vision.
After attending Indiana University, and studying with the highly regarded jazz educator David Baker, the great trumpet teacher Bill Adam, jazz trumpeter Woody Shaw and jazz saxophonist George Coleman, he moved to New York in the mid-‘80s. His early career was spent crafting his skills in settings reaching from the Buddy Rich Big Band and Frank Sinatra to Natalie Cole and Joni Mitchell. Throughout the ‘90s and into the new century, Botti played extensively with Paul Simon, and had an especially creative association with Sting.
Those gigs, and those relationships, were, he says, powerful learning experiences. “Watching artists like Sting and Paul and Joni Mitchell,” explains Botti, “how they get in and out of songs, how they introduce people, whether they would do this or that sort of thing, what they would say about one of their players. All that was a huge asset for me. I wouldn’t be the performer I am today without that background.”
Now a major artist in his own right, performing worldwide, selling more than three million albums, he has found a form of creative expression that begins in jazz and expands beyond the limits of any single genre. Chris Botti has thoroughly established himself as one of the most important, innovative figures in the contemporary music world.
2005's To Love Again, the follow-up to his Gold certified 2004 album, When I Fall In Love, is all about romance. The songs are standards that you can hum along with, they're all comforting and familiar. The London Session Orchestra is here again too, providing a lush symphonic backdrop that swells dramatically when the time is right.
All of this showcases the beautiful tone of Chris Botti's trumpet, which is sweet, pure and haunting all at once. He has been touted as a modern day Chet Baker, and although he has found his own voice on the instrument, nobody will be surprised to hear that one of Chris' heroes is Miles Davis. To Love Again was produced by Bobby Colomby and mixed by Al Schmitt, the sound quality is impeccable. Featured guest artists include such icons as Michael Buble, Paul Buchanan, Paula Cole, Gladys Knight, Renee Olstead, Rosa Passos, Jill Scott, Sting and Steven Tyler.
- K2 HD 24-Bit/100kHz Mastering
- Limited Edition
- Compatible with all CD players
- Chris Botti (trumpet)
- London Session Orchestra
- Michael Buble
- Gladys Knight
- Steven Tyler
- Paula Cole
- Paul Buchanan
- Renee Olstead
- Rosa Passos
- Jill Scott
Chris Botti To Love Again Track Listing:
1. Embraceable You
2. What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life? featuring Sting
3. My One And Only Love featuring Paula Cole
4. Let There Be Love featuring Michael Buble
5. What's New?
6. Good Morning Heartache featuring Jill Scott
7. To Love Again
8. Are You Lonesome Tonight? featuring Paul Buchanan
9. Lover Man featuring Gladys Knight
10. I'll Be Seeing You
11. Pennies From Heaven featuring Renee Olstead
12. Here's That Rainy Day featuring Rosa Passos
13. Smile featuring Steven Tyler