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  • Audio CD
  • Publisher: Columbia
  • ASIN: B0013CWX86
  • Product Dimensions: 5.6 x 5 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.9 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (169 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,859,289 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Customer Reviews

I love to fall asleep listening to his music, just beautiful.
Toniellyn
I would definitely recommend this album to classic and contemporary/smooth jazz fans alike, not to mention people who simply enjoy easy, good music.
MayaLa
Chris has an impressive control over the trumpet and makes its sound absolutely incredible, smooth and soft.
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131 of 138 people found the following review helpful By MovedbyMusic on October 13, 2004
Format: Audio CD
The best way to describe what I hear when I listen to Chris Botti is a slow burn. The whole cd simmers with soft but intense sensuality. This is my favorite kind of music: exceptional melodies, respected and true to their origin but uniquely interpreted by extraordinary combinations of understated but undeniable arrangements. The traditional orchestral sounds are sophisticated and fresh creating a tapestry of genuine, gentle jazz sounds (try "My Romance" to understand what I mean). These standards he chose to include are truly some of my most favorite melodies of all time and he gives each song so much controlled passion it's delectable. The combinations of bass and trumpet for "What'll I Do?" could not be more perfect. "Let's Fall in Love," is swinging and true to Big Band reverence but Chris's interpretation is strikingly original. Sting's "La Belle Dame Sans Regrets" is the single to release with it's lush, latin mood. The unaffected vocals of Paula Cole are a well chosen compliment to Botti's exceptional talent as is the keyboard genius of pianist Billy Childs.

Listen for Chris's spectacular jazz trumpet in guest appearances on other cd's (for example on Renee Olstead's new cd) as well.

If you thought "Thousand Kisses Deep" was one of the best cd's last year (I did too) wait until you hear this one! Chris was just getting warmed up. This is the cd that maximizes all of his talent. The entire production is fabulous. One of my favorite top 5 releases of '04.
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83 of 98 people found the following review helpful By William Merrill TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on September 28, 2004
Format: Audio CD
This isn't the most fantastic jazz-trumpet-standards CD I've ever heard - that distinction belongs to something like Clifford Brown With Strings - but it's still a real solid effort from Chris Botti. His tones on these songs are as clear and pure as a mountain spring, and the song selection is well designed for those who want to get "in the mood for love." I like the fact that there's a mix of traditional standards and more modern romantic songs. Thus Sting's "No Ordinary Love" appears right after "What'll I Do?" and so on. I think Botti has been unfairly labeled as a "Smooth Jazz" artist (a now ultra-bland subgenre that no self-respecting musician wants to be a part of - although they'll gladly take the sales...). Certainly on this album his backing is more likely to satisfy classic jazz fans - no funky rhythm section and synthesized dance beats, just an orchestra, big band or acoustic ensemble. And his straight-out horn blowing on songs such "Let's Fall In Love" (cool jazz riffs) should earn him a measure of respect.
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33 of 38 people found the following review helpful By C. Pajita on October 11, 2004
Format: Audio CD
I have enjoyed Chris' other recordings -- "Slowing Down THe World" is my personal favorite -- and his other work with other artists. With this cd I can't help but get the feeling that Botti wanted to exercise his "musical muscle". He can simply flat out play. He's got the chops.

I hope people will sit down and listen to it and not dismiss it as the usual "smooth jazz" shlock that has clogged the airwaves these days. WHEN I FALL IN LOVE is soo much more than that!

THere are no slick and cool beats accompanying CHris. (except for his verson of ORDINARY LOVE -- which is ok) THis is beautiful, and lush and as "straight ahead" jazz as you're going to hear these days. Smooth jazz stations may not know what to do with this cd.

All of these jazz standards get Chris full and beautiful tone ... his expression is flawless. The best tune on the cd is ONE FOR MY BABY. I can feel the vibe of the smokey bar, and the dirty bar glasses, and the familiar ring of "last call!" After hearing that one I was speechless. You just don't hear beauty like that anymore. CHris' version of TIME TO SAY GOODBYE reminds you that angels can play the trumpet.

If you're looking for a lush and romantic collection of jazz standards be sure to include this in your collection. Chris Botti will break your heart and then mend it with this cd.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By In Parentheses on December 26, 2004
Format: Audio CD
Prior to Oprah's endorsement of Chris Botti, and his appearances on The Caroline Rhea Show I have followed Chris Botti since I first encountered a performance of his on Sting's tour a few years ago. Since then I have been an avid listener of his work and I have had the pleasure of meeting him a few times when he was on The Caroline Rhea Show. I think out of all his cds, and I have all of them including a lot of his guest appearances on other people's cds, that this cd is rivaling "Slowing Down the World" as a favorite of mine. Those who know Chris' music are aware that he likes to take contemporary jazz to a new level and on this album he works with some standards as well as popular songs like Sade's "No Ordinary Love" and gives them his own interpretation. A lot of people will say things like, oh if you are into the originals, just buy the original tracks. It's my opinion that the standards chris has chosen such as "The Nearness of You", "When I fall in Love" are revived in such a way that it's not an impersonation of a classic, but a contemporary interpretation. Chris also works with the legendary Burt Bacharach on this album and you can really hear the influence coming through. I like to compare Chris to a musician like Jimi Hendrix, he's someone who successful expresses emotions through the instrument he plays. He laughs with it, he cries with it, and basically just touches something in your soul that you can't put your finger on. That's why I gave "When I fall in Love" a 5 star rating. If you are just introducing yourself to Chris' work I thinkt his is a good album to start with. If you aare a long time fan of his work, like I am, I think this album sets itself apart from his other work and is a great compilation. Congrats to Chris for all your success :)
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