Impressions

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All Music Guide - Matt Collar
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Matt Collar
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: 4/17/2012
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 886919603521
  • Catalog Number: 196035
  • Sales rank: 20,639

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Prelude No. 20 in C Minor (4:55)
  2. 2 Per Te - Andrea Bocelli (4:25)
  3. 3 En Aranjuez Con Tu Amor (5:27)
  4. 4 You Are Not Alone (3:23)
  5. 5 Losing You - Vince Gill (6:11)
  6. 6 Tango Suite (6:39)
  7. 7 Setembro (3:04)
  8. 8 Oblivion - Caroline Campbell (4:23)
  9. 9 Sevdah (5:47)
  10. 10 Summertime (3:42)
  11. 11 Contigo en la Distancia (4:07)
  12. 12 Over the Rainbow (3:22)
  13. 13 What a Wonderful World - Mark Knopfler (7:34)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Chris Botti Primary Artist, Trumpet
Billy Childs Piano
Herbie Hancock Piano
Vince Mendoza Conductor
David Foster Piano, Keyboards
Ian Thomas Drums
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
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
Doug Sax Mastering
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
Eric Boulanger Mastering
George Weiss Composer
Fiona Cruickshank Pro-Tools
Scott Moore Pro-Tools
Matt Rausch Engineer
Joe Kearns Engineer
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  • Posted May 25, 2012

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    THIS IS ABSOLUTELY MARVELOUS WORK. SO WELL DONE, NOT A BAD CUT

    THIS IS ABSOLUTELY MARVELOUS WORK. SO WELL DONE, NOT A BAD CUT ON IT...ALL GREAT!!!

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  • Posted April 23, 2012

    Sensuous...another Botti classic!

    Will not disappoint...dim the lights, pour a calming glass. Some beautiful "duets", such an Bocelli...and unexpected such as "Losing You" with Vince Gill. Each a tapestry of rich, textual Botti uncensored. Create chills for the affectionato.
    Love it.

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    Posted April 22, 2012

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