Midnight Without You

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All Music Guide - Jonathan Widran
The trumpeter makes apologies for making albums whose very straightforward melodies owe more to his pop session work with Chaka Khan, Aretha Franklin, and Scritti Politti than the Chet Baker jazz vocabulary he grew up learning. If Botti was aiming for such a seemingly paradoxical blend of open spaces and smoky intimacy on Midnight Without You, he's definitely on the mark. A few of the tracks here -- most notably the snappy blues-based pop tunes "Regroovable" and "The Way Home" -- have seductive rhythm schemes and hypnotic gut-sticking hooks, but the rest just sort of hang back and play aloof, daring listeners to find them anything more than steamy, romantic background ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jonathan Widran
The trumpeter makes apologies for making albums whose very straightforward melodies owe more to his pop session work with Chaka Khan, Aretha Franklin, and Scritti Politti than the Chet Baker jazz vocabulary he grew up learning. If Botti was aiming for such a seemingly paradoxical blend of open spaces and smoky intimacy on Midnight Without You, he's definitely on the mark. A few of the tracks here -- most notably the snappy blues-based pop tunes "Regroovable" and "The Way Home" -- have seductive rhythm schemes and hypnotic gut-sticking hooks, but the rest just sort of hang back and play aloof, daring listeners to find them anything more than steamy, romantic background music for slow dancing and whatever comes next. The Blue Nile's Paul Buchanan infuses a folky vocal personality into the title track, and "Mr. Wah" uses those synth textures as a springboard for some more intensive improvisational funk exercises, but on tunes like "The Steps of Positano," "Never Gone," and "When Rain Falls" Botti's warm tones are in service of what amounts to a melancholy soundtrack to a rainy day. Which seems to be Botti's very intention.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/20/1997
  • Label: Polygram Records
  • UPC: 731453713222
  • Catalog Number: 537132
  • Sales rank: 15,152

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Steps of Positano (3:40)
  2. 2 Midnight Without You (4:28)
  3. 3 Regroovable (4:49)
  4. 4 Never Gone (4:18)
  5. 5 The Way Home (4:52)
  6. 6 When Rain Falls (4:25)
  7. 7 Until Now (3:57)
  8. 8 Mr. Wah (4:57)
  9. 9 Forgiven (5:08)
  10. 10 Alone in the City (6:19)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Chris Botti Primary Artist, Piano, Trumpet, Keyboards
The Blue Nile Track Performer
Joe Bonadio Tambourine, Sordu, Native American Drums
Jonatha Brooke Vocals, Track Performer
Paul Buchanan Vocals
Shane Fontayne Solo Instrumental, Guitar
Harvey Jones Keyboards
Tony Levin Bass
Jerry Marotta Cymbals, Native American Drums, Brushes
Vincent Nguini Guitar
Shawn Pelton Drums, Snare Drums
Larry Saltzman Guitar
Marc Shulman Guitar
Andy Snitzer Piano, Electric Piano, Wurlitzer, Native American Drums
Gerry Leonard Guitar
John Levanthal Organ
Paul Joseph Moore Piano, Keyboards
Bakithi Kumalo Bass
Jeff Allen Bass
Technical Credits
Joe Bonadio Contributor
Chris Botti Producer, Engineer, Atmosphere
Guy Eckstine Executive Producer
Harvey Jones Atmosphere
Kevin Killen Producer, Engineer
Bob Ludwig Mastering
Jerry Marotta Contributor
Shawn Pelton drum programming
Andy Snitzer Programming, Producer, drum programming
Giulio Turturro Art Direction
Paul Joseph Moore Programming, Producer, Engineer
Kristen Koerner Engineer
Aron Keene Engineer
Keith Shortreed Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Quiet Fire

    This is an absolutely stunning collection of songs. Botti and his fellow musicians create a sensual mood that grabs hold of you and won't let go. Get this one, light a fire and turn off the lights.

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    Posted June 5, 2010

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