The Very Best of Chris Botti

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All Music Guide - Tim Sendra
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 ...
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All Music Guide - Tim Sendra
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/16/2002
  • Label: Grp Records
  • UPC: 731458984825
  • Catalog Number: 589848
  • Sales rank: 1,204

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Regroovable (4:49)
  2. 2 First Wish (5:00)
  3. 3 Drive Time (5:34)
  4. 4 Midnight Without You (4:28)
  5. 5 Worlds Outside (4:37)
  6. 6 Forgiven (5:09)
  7. 7 Why Not (3:41)
  8. 8 Mr. Wah (4:59)
  9. 9 Like I Do Now (4:53)
  10. 10 The Way Home (4:51)
  11. 11 Irresistible Bliss (5:00)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Chris Botti Primary Artist, Piano, Trumpet, Keyboards
The 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
The London Session Orchestra Contributor
Andy Snitzer Programming, drum programming
Suha Gur Mastering
Hollis King Art Direction
Paul Joseph Moore Programming
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