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|1. Deborah's Theme|
|4. The Very Thought Of You|
|5. Gabriel's Oboe|
|6. I've Grown Accustomes To Her Face|
|8. The Way You Look Tonight|
|9. It Never Entered My Mind|
|10. Ave Maria|
|12. Nessum Dorma|
Grammy winning trumpeter Chris Botti has returned in top form with Italia, his most lushly romantic and expressive album to date. Featuring duets with some of today's biggest international stars including Andrea Bocelli, Paula Cole, and Dean Martin, Botti's rich and articulate musical collection is truly beautiful, enchanting, and understatedly elegant.
If Dean Martin had lived to hear Chris Botti's spin on "I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face," the song he recorded with characteristic suavity in 1957, crooning might have given way to swooning--like the other 11 tracks on Italia, Botti's tribute to Italy, it's long on lushness and suffused with the genre-busting sweep that's made the trumpeter a household name. Botti's interpretative gift, as displayed on earlier discs such as 2004's When I Fall in Love, is a life-giving thing: What once was charming becomes captivating, and what once was standard becomes respectfully rebuilt for inter-generational appreciation. Italia casts its spell over compositions that yield to him especially well--"Deborah's Theme" from "Once Upon a Time in America" and "Gabriel's Oboe" from "The Mission" get new richness, and "Ave Maria" melts the heart anew. The Paula Cole turn on "The Very Thought of You" scores for its understated vocal, but the newly composed title track, with Andrea Bocelli, may be the album's most gripping; it's a double dose of sophistication shot up with vision and grace. -Tammy La Gorce --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
This is the most stunning horn Cd I've ever heard. In fact it may be the most stunning CD I own in a large collection. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Kat
I don't know what else to say. This album is classic and powerful. Beautiful pieces played by an incredibly talented man. I could listen to Chris Botti all day.Published 18 months ago by Tammy Reynolds
Another great album by Chris Botti. Wonderful orchestrations with power that comforts rather than racks your nerves. Definitely worth taking the time for.Published 23 months ago by Robert