A Thousand Kisses Deep

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All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
Chris Botti's sixth album is a wonderfully, even perfectly crafted group of originals and covers that accent his deep crossover appeal as both a jazz and pop musician. Botti's phrasing is very keen, uncanny in the way it works with simple rhythmic structures, and his tone is rich and warm. His use of keyboards and drum loops is pretty much up to the minute in terms of its hip factor, and his arrangements appeal to serious jazz fans and are something akin to blessed-out ecstasy to smooth jazz aficionados. Therein also lies the problem. Botti hasn't significantly developed his sense of artifice since his debut album and, if anything, has delved deeper into its oh-so-cool ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
Chris Botti's sixth album is a wonderfully, even perfectly crafted group of originals and covers that accent his deep crossover appeal as both a jazz and pop musician. Botti's phrasing is very keen, uncanny in the way it works with simple rhythmic structures, and his tone is rich and warm. His use of keyboards and drum loops is pretty much up to the minute in terms of its hip factor, and his arrangements appeal to serious jazz fans and are something akin to blessed-out ecstasy to smooth jazz aficionados. Therein also lies the problem. Botti hasn't significantly developed his sense of artifice since his debut album and, if anything, has delved deeper into its oh-so-cool bachelor pad faux elegance than ever on A Thousand Kisses Deep. The title track, a very moving song written by Leonard Cohen, is the finest moment on the disc. A spare guitar backdrop is adorned simply; Botti plays the melody in short, clipped staccato phrases for an entire full verse before the rhythm section enters. The effect is haunting, lushly romantic, and full of a sensual warmth that is as spooky as it is silky. The spare keyboards and brushed drums offer the song as something slightly Latin thanks to the gorgeous guitar playing by Dean Parks. It could have been the love theme in Robert Rodriguez's Once Upon a Time in Mexico -- yes, it really does feel slightly mariachi! Burt Bacharach's "The Look of Love," despite a marvelous vocal by Chantal Kreviazuk, suffers from cute syndrome -- as does "The Last Three Minutes," another Bacharach tune. The straight pop stuff, such as "Ever Since We Met" with Bridget Benenate's breathy vocals, work very well. Botti's solo entwines the refrain and carries the singer's voice along into the ether. A duet with pianist Billy Childs on "My Funny Valentine" feels a tad stilted, but there is great tension resolution in the third chorus. "If I Could," another original, with the great Smokey Hormel on guitar in addition to Parks, is a true mood-setter. Smoky, slightly steamy with just a hint of a funk backdrop and Botti whispering through the pastel keyboard sounds with his own shade of deep blue and gauzy elegance, it's the babymaker on the album. In all, as with each of Botti's recordings, there is nothing inherently wrong here, and the formula is successful; it's one of the better mood records out there, but it's still formula, contrived and calculated to establish and keep the listener paying some degree of attention, but not too much.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/29/2003
  • Label: Sony Uk
  • EAN: 5099751365426
  • Catalog Number: 5136542
  • Sales rank: 11,315

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Chris Botti Primary Artist
Bridget Benenate Vocals
Chuck Berghofer Bass, Acoustic Bass
Doyle Bramhall Guitar
Lenny Castro Percussion, Bongos
Keith Ciancia Piano, Keyboards, Moog Synthesizer, Synthesizer Bass
Jim Cox Organ, Keyboards, fender rhodes
Matthew Gerrard Bass, Electric Guitar, Keyboards, Synthesizer Bass
Mark Goldenberg Keyboards
Steve Lindsey Piano, Keyboards, Shaker, Wurlitzer
Dean Parks Acoustic Guitar, Guitar
Bob Shephard Tenor Saxophone
Joey Waronker Drums
Chantal Kreviazuk Vocals
Mike Elizondo Bass
Abe Laboriel Jr. Drums, Hi Hat
Billy Childs Trio Piano
Smokey Harmel Electric Guitar
Technical Credits
Leonard Cohen Composer
Richard Rodgers Composer
Burt Bacharach Composer
Bridget Benenate Composer
Chris Botti Composer
Joe Chiccarelli Engineer
Keith Ciancia Composer
Hal David Composer
Matthew Gerrard Composer, Engineer, drum programming
Mark Goldenberg Composer, drum programming
Lorenz Hart Composer
Mort Lindsey String Arrangements, String Conductor
Steve Lindsey Composer, Producer
Doug Sax Mastering
Gabe Veltri Engineer
Holly Palmer Composer
Mary Maurer Art Direction
Andre Young Composer
Robert Hadley Mastering
David Ashton Engineer
Benji Hughes Composer
Sharon Robinson Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Good Gift for Jazz Lovers

    I purchased this for my daughter-in-law and she loves it. Can't ask for anymore than that!

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    A Thousand Kisses to Chris Botti for Such Beautiful Music

    If you're a Chris Botti fan or if you want to just fall in love again, this is a definite buy. Not only is his technical ability first rate but the tone on his trumpet is very unique. His sound truly stands out. The cuts, "The Look of Love", "My Funny Valentine" and "Love Gets Old" really tug at the heart. I'm in love again. Again, a thousand kisses to Chris.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    DR. DRE! HOLLLLLLLLLLLAAAAAAAAAAA!

    Andre "Dr. Dre" Young co-produced the track "The Last Three Minutes" along with Burt Bacharach. Dr. Dre is a musical GZA.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Botti knew how many kisses it would take to reach my soul.

    I have never enjoyed listening to the trumpet, that is, until I heard Chris Botti play it. Never have I heard anyone handle this loud sounding instrument with the finesse and smoothness that Chris Botti brings to it. Chris inspired me in his own unique ways with: The Place Between Us, Irresistible Bliss, Miami Overnight, and now this whole new album. Definitely a must have for romantic individuals who want to relax together, or for people who love to lie in bed and just...think. Sometimes I actually feel as if Chris is playing a saxophone...that is how smooth he really is! Thank you Chris Botti for such a great album.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This CD is Awsome!

    this CD is so cool! its jazz, but a fun, light kind of jazz. it is a little short, because you will not want it to end! anyway it is awsome and you should get it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    His Best Album Yet

    I have been listening to Chris Botti since his album "Slowing Down the World," and this album is by far one of the best one's he has made. Every song is really great, and I've enjoyed this CD so much! Indian Summer, The Look of Love, and Ever Since We Met are some super songs that you'll not want to miss!

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