Chris Botti in Boston

Chris Botti in Boston

by Chris Botti
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Filmed at Boston's historic Symphony Hall in September 2008, Chris Botti in Boston features the popular trumpeter with an incredible lineup of guest performers, including Josh Groban, Sting, Yo-Yo Ma, John Mayer, Katharine McPhee, and Steven Tyler.

Botti also welcomes the Boston Pops Orchestra and conductor Keith Lockhart to his star-studded concert, broadcast nationally on PBS in March 2009.

The performance is available on a 13-track CD and as a CD/DVD combo package with two hours of concert footage plus a 40-minute behind-the-scenes feature.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/31/2009
Label: Sony
UPC: 0886973873526
catalogNumber: 738735
Rank: 853

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Chris Botti   Primary Artist,Trumpet
Sting   Vocals
Billy Childs   Piano
Mark Whitfield   Guitar
Yo-Yo Ma   Cello
Russ Irwin   Keyboards,Background Vocals
Robert Hurst   Bass,Bass Guitar
Boston Pops Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Kate Gascoigne   French Horn
Bruce Hall   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Billy Kilson   Drums
John Mayer   Vocals
Dominic Miller   Guitar
Ricardo Monzon   Percussion
Mark Stephens   Piano
Steven Tyler   Vocals
Mickey Katz   Cello
Benjamin F. Wright   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Richard Ranti   Bassoon
Andrew Pearce   Cello
Keith Lockhart   Conductor
Aza Raykhtsaum   Violin
Douglas Yeo   Trombone
Michael Zaretsky   Viola
John Mayer   Vocals
Josh Groban   Vocals
Billy Childs Trio   Piano
Robert Sheena   English Horn,Oboe
Joseph Holt   Double Bass
Thomas Martin   Clarinet
Lucia Micarelli   Violin
Katharine McPhee   Vocals
John Mayer   Vocals
Mara Stephens   Piano
Adam Esbensen   Cello
Will Hudgins   Percussion
Wendy Putnam   Violin
Vyachaslav Uritsky   Violin
Todd Seeber   Double Bass
Toby Oft   Trombone
Timothy Genis   Timpani
Si Jing   Violin
Ronald Khudsen   Violin
Rebecca Gitter   Viola
Randall Zigler   Double Bass
Nancy Bracken   Violin
Mihail Jojatu   Cello
Mark McEwan   Oboe
Marc Jeanneret   Viola
Lee Vinson   Percussion
Joseph Scheer   Violin
John Faeita   Trombone
Jane Sebring   French Horn
Ina Zdorovetchi   Harp
Ikuko Mizuno   Violin
Glen Cherry   Violin
Dennis Nulty   Tuba
Blaise Dejardin   Cello
Alexander Velinzon   Violin
Michael Rosenbloom   Violin
Lisa Crockett   Violin
Linda Toote   Flute
Jonathan Miller   Cello
Sheila Fiekowsky   Violin
James Cooke   Violin
Bonnie Bewick   Violin
Rachel Fagerburg   Viola
James Orleans   Double Bass
Xin Ding   Violin
Lawrence Wolf   Double Bass
Alexandre Lecarme   Cello
Gerald Elias   Violin
Cathy Basrak   Viola
Michael Wayne   Clarinet
Lisa Suslowicz   Viola
Jason Snider   French Horn
Joseph McGauley   Violin
Huang   Violin
Dennis Roy   Double Bass
Gregg Henegar   Bassoon
Cynthia Meyers   Flute
Jonathan Menkis   French Horn
Bo Youp Hwang   Violin
Jason Horowitz   Violin
Tatiana Dimitriades   Violin
Kazuko Matsusaka   Viola
Craig Nordstrom   Clarinet
Richard Kelley   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Elita Kang   Violin
Mark Ludwig   Viola
Ronald Lowry   Cello

Technical Credits

Franz Schubert   Composer
Leonard Cohen   Composer
Sting   Composer
Billy Childs   Arranger
Miles Davis   Composer
Gil Goldstein   Arranger
Jeremy Lubbock   Arranger
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Chris Botti   Arranger
Jorge Calandrelli   Arranger
Charlie Chaplin   Composer
Michel Colombier   Composer
Bobby Colomby   Producer,Management
Lorenz Hart   Composer
David Hewitt   Engineering
Edward Heyman   Composer
Ennio Morricone   Composer
Cole Porter   Composer
Schmitt   Engineering
Mark Schulman   Arranger
Allen Sides   Engineering
Victor Young   Composer
Evan Barker   Arranger,Adaptation
Walter Afanasieff   Composer
David Bett   Art Direction
Brad Dechter   Arranger,Orchestration
William Ross   Arranger
Steve Genewick   Engineering
Lara Fabian   Composer
Andrea Morricone   Composer
Francesco Sartori   Composer
Gene Salomon   Legal Advisor
Billy Childs Trio   Arranger
Lucio Quarantotto   Composer
Matt Evers   Management
Archie Castillo   Management
Gayle Holcomb   Booking
Harley J. Neumann   Business Consultant
Jeremy Plotnikoff   Tour Manager
Marc Schulman   Arranger
James Phillips   Composer
Geoffrey Parsons   Composer

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Chris Botti in Boston 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 43 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Chris Botti can always transport me into another place with his talent...and he has done it again! All the participating artist were phenomenal, the musicians were superb and of course Chris Botti was outstanding. Truly a pleasure to listen and watch!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Overall the best performance! A true jazz performer.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is about the best CD/DVD I have ever seen. You get the live concert on DVD and a CD as well. I never get tired of watching it and have given it to numerous people as a gift. You will not be disappointed. Great to have playing on the TV when you are entertaining!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Chris Botti is an excellent artist and this album is indeed very good although I like much better "When I fall in love" and "To love again". Packaging big NO.
rdw More than 1 year ago
Botti is absolutely one of my favorite artists.
Sarah_of_Old_Highland More than 1 year ago
I first saw this performance on PBS and was enthralled with the artists and their talent. Botti is Beautiful, for sure, but the way he blows that horn is indescribable. Perhaps it is his posture, and the fact he does not puff his cheeks out like a chipmunk when he blows, but he makes it look easy, effortless. When you couple that with his talent and the talent of all the other well known artists who perform with him, you simply cannot find another CD/DVD to match this. I think my favorite on this CD is Ave Maria. In a million years, who would have thought a trumpeter could make that song so lovely? Not me, which is why the surprise and delight, and tears welling as the number finished, makes this the best music performance by anyone, any group, any genre I have heard in perhaps 15 years. Buy it, trust me.
NoOneFan More than 1 year ago
Chris never ceases to amaze me with his talent. Always wonderful to listen to. Am looking forward to some more original pieces that are less soulful and more upbeat. Orchestration is amazing!
rdw More than 1 year ago
Huge Chris Botti fan
carolyn-march More than 1 year ago
Love Chris Botti's solos as well as the vocals. I wish John Mayer could have sung more. Steven Tyler's "Smile" fell flat. I like this CD best when I'm driving home from work in crazy traffic. We have very aggressive, inconsiderate drivers in South Florida, and this music mellows me out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love the duets.
momthebombonfire More than 1 year ago
Was not disappointed by this CD. And I like that it is a reflection on the TV version. It is a live performance, so the clapping is there. I am glad I have this version for my own.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is joyful also tranquilizing soul.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like anything that Chris Botti performs. He is a master of the trumpet and his backup musicans are some of the best.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have all of Chris Botti's cds. and this one is just as good as all the others which are excellent.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Chris Botti is a great performer. I can't wait to see his upcoming concert in Tanglewood and Washington DC.
MikeMR More than 1 year ago
I am an avid fan of Chris Botti after seeing him in person for the first time. He has a great personality and really reaches out to his audience. His back up musicians are great and add trmendously to his CD. I highly recommend this CD.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This CD/DVD combo shocked me at what an impressive evening this concert must have been. I never thought I would see the day when the Boston Pops would play with Steven Tyler, John Mayer on one stage. This is a must have for anyones music collection! The DVD's special features shows a song that did not make it to the main part of the DVD Performance. If you are looking for a CD & DVD this one will not disappoint you!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
bigdave37 More than 1 year ago
Chris Botti makes good music. He has found his place in the jazz/pop idiom. He knows what works for him and what his audience likes to hear. He has a good choice of songs and musical guests. I enjoyed the songs done with Sting, Josh Groban, and Katherine McPhee. However, having Steven Tyler sing the standard "Smile" was a bit of a reach. Tyler does not have the range to really make the song work, despite Botti's excellent backdrop on trumpet. Overall though this is quality music.
pineappleologist More than 1 year ago
This CD/DVD set is a must have for any music or trumpet player. The variety of guest artists is awesome!
GSGS More than 1 year ago
I loved this cd. The Boston Pops Orchestra blends beautifully with Chris Botti and the other performers. The performance of Emmanuel by Chris Botti and Lucia Micarelli is the most haunting beautiful piece of music I have ever heard. Well worth the money to purchase the cd/dvd set.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent cd
pitravelguy More than 1 year ago
Chris Botti and his ensemble of musical genius' were nothing short of magical. This truly showed his amazing talent. Loved of the best trumpeter's of all time!!!!!
wsu96 More than 1 year ago
Live albums can sometimes be tricky. This album has no tricks. Outstanding performances by all the artists.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago