The Very Best of Chris Botti

The Very Best of Chris Botti

by Chris BottiChris Botti


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Chris Botti's tenure at Verve and GRP lasted for four years and produced three albums filled with Botti's trademark light and melancholy smooth jazz sound. This 11-song best-of has three songs from Botti's 1995 record, First Wish, five from 1997's Midnight Without You, and three from 1999's Slowing Down the World. Highlights include "Midnight Without You" (Botti's collaboration with the Blue Nile), "Forgiven" (which features vocals by Jonatha Brooke), and the percolating "Drive Time" and "Regroovable." The collection also has contributions from Jeff Lorber, Alex Acuña, and Edie Brickell. Botti has a bit more substance, both in his tone and in his tunes, than most smooth jazz artists and may appeal to straight-ahead jazz fans who don't mind some atmosphere in their jazz. Smooth jazz buffs will welcome the opportunity to have all of Botti's best on one CD.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/16/2002
Label: Grp Records
UPC: 0731458984825
catalogNumber: 589848
Rank: 34414

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Chris Botti   Primary Artist,Piano,Trumpet,Keyboards
Blue Nile   Track Performer
Jeff Lorber   Piano,Electric Piano,Clavinet
Anne Dudley   Conductor
Alex Acuña   Percussion
Joe Bonadio   Percussion,Tambourine
Edie Brickell   Vocals
Jonatha Brooke   Vocals
Paul Buchanan   Vocals
Steve Ferrone   Drums
Shane Fontayne   Guitar
Harvey Jones   Keyboards
Tony Levin   Bass
Jerry Marotta   Drums
Vincent Nguini   Guitar
Pino Palladino   Bass
Shawn Pelton   Drums,Tambourine,Hi Hat
Tim Pierce   Guitar
John "J.R." Robinson   Drums
Larry Saltzman   Guitar
Marc Shulman   Guitar
Andy Snitzer   Bass,fender rhodes,Wurlitzer
Gavyn Wright   Concert Master
Gerry Leonard   Guitar
Paul Livant   Guitar
John Levanthal   Organ
Paul Joseph Moore   Piano,Keyboards
Bakithi Kumalo   Bass
Jeff Scott Young   Organ,Piano,Electric Piano
Jeff Allen   Bass

Technical Credits

Garry Hughes   Programming
Anne Dudley   String Arrangements
David Benoit   Composer
Chris Botti   Programming
Marcel East   Composer
Nathan East   Composer
London Session Orchestra   Contributor
Andy Snitzer   Programming,drum programming
Hollis King   Art Direction
Paul Joseph Moore   Programming

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