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Trumpeter Chris Botti follows up his 2007 classical-themed album Italia and his smash 2009 concert album Live in Boston with 2012's Impressions. In many ways, Impressions combines the best of those two earlier albums by featuring more of the classical crossover and Latin-inflected style of Italia with a few pop reinterpretations and a handful of guest vocalists as in much of his previous work. Produced by famed fusion drummer and longtime Botti associate Bobby Colomby, Impressions is a languid and expertly crafted album in which Botti's burnished, lyrical trumpet tone is often framed against lush orchestrations via arrangers including Vince Mendoza, Gil Goldstein, and others. To these ends, we get a gorgeous take on Frédéric Chopin's Prelude No. 20 in C Minor, a duet with opera star Andrea Bocelli on the David Foster/Botti composition "Per Te [For You]," and a moving, Miles Davis-inspired duo version of R. Kelly's "You Are Not Alone" featuring guitarist Leonardo Amuedo. Also intriguing are such cuts as Botti's brooding and sultry collaboration with jazz piano legend Herbie Hancock on "Tango Suite," his yearning, cinematic take on Astor Piazzolla's "Oblivion" with violinist Caroline Campbell, and his stark duet on the Gershwin standard "Summertime" with pianist Foster. Elsewhere, we get a Broadway-inspired rendition of Randy Newman's "Losing You" featuring country singer Vince Gill, a re-pairing with guitarist Amuedo on the classic "Somewhere Over the Rainbow," and an inspired interpretation of the Louis Armstrong number "What a Wonderful World" featuring guitarist/singer Mark Knopfler. As with most of Botti's oeuvre, Impressions is a lyrical, romantic, and impeccably produced album that makes the most of the trumpeter's generous skills.

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Product Details

Release Date: 04/17/2012
Label: Sony
UPC: 0886919603521
catalogNumber: 196035
Rank: 23885


  1. Prelude No. 20 in C Minor
  2. Per Te
  3. En Aranjuez Con Tu Amor
  4. You Are Not Alone
  5. Losing You
  6. Tango Suite
  7. Setembro
  8. Oblivion
  9. Sevdah
  10. Summertime
  11. Contigo en la Distancia
  12. Over the Rainbow
  13. What a Wonderful World

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Chris Botti   Primary Artist,Trumpet
Billy Childs   Piano
Herbie Hancock   Piano
Vince Mendoza   Conductor
David Foster   Piano,Keyboards
Lisa Fischer   Choir, Chorus
Robert Hurst   Bass
Alex Acuña   Percussion
Richard Bennett   Acoustic Guitar
Vinnie Colaiuta   Drums
Jim Cox   Piano
Pedro Eustache   Duduk
Guy Fletcher   fender rhodes
Vince Gill   Vocals
David Hungate   Bass
John Jarvis   Piano
Mark Knopfler   Electric Guitar,Vocals
Jaques Morelenbaum   Conductor
Ramon Stagnaro   Guitar
Glenn Worf   Bass
Andrea Bocelli   Vocals
Leonardo Amuedo   Guitar
Walter Afanasieff   Keyboards,Choir, Chorus
William Ross   Conductor
Ben Foster   Conductor
Tanja Tzarovska   Vocals
Ian Thomas   Drums

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Joaquín Rodrigo   Composer
Ivan Lins   Composer
Astor Piazzolla   Composer
Randy Newman   Composer
Gil Goldstein   Arranger
Herbie Hancock   Composer
Vince Mendoza   Arranger
Harold Arlen   Composer
David Foster   Arranger,Composer
Gabriel Yared   Composer
R. Kelly   Composer
Haydn Bendall   Engineer
Chris Botti   Arranger,Composer
Frédéric Chopin   Composer
Bobby Colomby   Producer,Management
Jim Cox   Arranger
Ira Gershwin   Composer
E.Y. "Yip" Harburg   Composer
Mark Knopfler   Producer
Jaques Morelenbaum   Arranger
Allen Sides   Engineer
Bob Thiele   Composer
Drew Bollman   Engineer
Walter Afanasieff   Arranger,Producer
Chuck Ainlay   Engineer
William Ross   Arranger
Tim Lauber   Pro-Tools
DuBose Heyward   Composer
Tiziano Ferro   Composer
Dorothy Heyward   Composer
Jorge Vivo   Vocal Engineer
Tyler Gordon   Engineer
Gayle Holcomb   Booking
Tanja Tzarovska   Composer
Cesar Portillo de la Luz   Composer
Jochem van der Saag   Engineer,Pro-Tools
George Weiss   Composer
Fiona Cruickshank   Pro-Tools
Scott Moore   Pro-Tools
Matt Rausch   Engineer
Joe Kearns   Engineer

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