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This time showcasing guest vocalists -- as well as a handful of instrumental tracks -- Botti takes an even more classicist approach than before and once again brings to mind such iconic jazz albums as Clifford Brown with Strings and Miles Davis ' Porgy and Bess.
Largely known as a smooth jazz artist with a sweet trumpet tone, it wasn't until When I Fall in Love that Botti dropped the smooth jazz synthesizers and pop-oriented compositions in favor of Gil Evans -style jazz orchestrations and an acoustic backing quartet.
Subsequently, Botti made the best album of his career and didn't sacrifice any of his own laid-back smooth jazz style. In fact, having long been compared to trumpeters Chet Baker and Miles Davis for both his minimalist improvisational style and matinee idol image, this move toward more straight-ahead jazz is actually a better fit.
To Love Again does nothing if not reinforce this opinion and finds Botti seeming even more relaxed and in his element. This is no more true than on the romantically melancholy lead-off track "Embraceable You," which finds Botti On The Edge - Internal Autonomy - Inquiry horn weeping and sighing over the George Gershwin standard. Part of the brilliance of the album is that, while it is classicist in tone, many of the vocalists come from the I Will Love Again (Tomdayz vs.
LeeT Remix) - Chris Victory - I Will Love Again (Remixes) world and give the songs a contemporary spin that rubs nicely against Gil Goldstein and Jeremy Lubbock 's stylishly old-school arrangements. That alone makes the few instrumental tracks on To Love Again some of the standout moments on an album as much about vocals as it is about Botti 's own creative "voice.
Aggressive Bittersweet Druggy. Energetic Happy Hypnotic. Romantic Sad Sentimental. Sexy Trippy All Moods. Drinking Hanging Out In Love.
Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts.
Stream or buy on:. Release Date October 18, Genre Jazz. Track Listing. Embraceable You. Chris Botti. My One and Only Love.
Let There Be Love. What's New? Robert Haggart. Good Morning Heartache. To Love Again. Are You Lonesome Tonight? Lover Man. James Sherman. I'll Be Seeing You. Pennies from Heaven. Here's That Rainy Day. James Van Heusen. Geoffrey Parsons. Chris Botti feat: Sting. Chris Botti feat: Paula Cole. Chris Botti feat: Jill Scott. To Love Again Chris Botti. Chris Botti feat: Paul Buchanan.
Lover Man James Sherman. Chris Botti feat: Gladys Knight. Chris Botti feat: Billy Childs. Chris Botti feat: Rosa Passos. Smile Geoffrey Parsons. Chris Botti feat: Steven Tyler.