克里斯伯堤 Chris Botti December 12月：耶诞专辑 欧版
史汀Sting、保罗赛门Paul Simon、巴布狄伦Bob Dylan偏爱指定乐手、继Chet Baker后最令人期待的白人小喇叭手，这位兼具迷人外表以及优异才华的Chris发行了个人第一张专辑"Night Session 午夜时刻后引起了乐坛的一阵讨论。配合耶诞佳节发行了他的第二张专辑，将耶诞歌曲重新詮释充满了爵士氛围，Chris的喇叭声时而温暖时而慵懒，专辑中Chris甚至献唱了二首曲子，喜爱Chris Botti的乐迷千万不要错过了这张精致的耶诞专辑。
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发行公司： COLUMBIA [发行商品]
产品制造地： 欧美 .
发行类型： 小号 Trumpet . 演奏 . Jazz 爵士 . CD .
史汀Sting、保罗赛门Paul Simon、巴布狄伦Bob Dylan偏爱指定乐手、继Chet Baker后最令人期待的白人小喇叭手，这位兼具迷人外表以及优异才华的Chris发行了个人第一张专辑"Night Session 午夜时刻后引起了乐坛的一阵讨论。配合耶诞佳节发行了他的第二张专辑，将耶诞歌曲重新诠释充满了爵士氛围，Chris的喇叭声时而温暖时而慵懒，专辑中Chris甚至献唱了二首曲子，喜爱Chris Botti的乐迷千万不要错过了这张精致的耶诞专辑。
Chris Botti，小号手，人年轻音乐资历却已十分丰富。十岁开始演奏，高中时开始职业生涯；生涯早期曾与萨克斯风手George Coleman、小号手Woody Shaw等爵士乐传奇人物合作。这些人的音乐常剑走偏锋，Botti在这段期间的收穫反映在他演奏时不温不火的声调与天马行空的创意。随后Botti转战流行音乐圈。受过爵士乐的洗礼，Botti不甘生涯仅止於泡泡糖般的流行声响，合作的对象均为「言之有物」的流行乐坛大将；如巴布狄伦Bob Dylan、艾瑞莎法兰克林Aretha Franklin、保罗赛门Paul Simon与史汀Sting等角色。从他曾合作过的对象，听者即使还不认识他，也应可以从中建立起某种「信任」，因为Chris Botti不像是会随便玩音乐的泛泛之辈。
By S. F. Tye on January 3, 2005
Format: Audio CD
I love Christmas music. My wife complains about storing all my CDs for 11 1/2 months out of the year [yes I wait until well after Thanksgiving]. There are times during this season, often in the late evening, when I want to listen to Christmas jazz that doesn't try too hard to prove it's really jazz [and not just Christmas schmaltz] but which is still different enough to give me a break from the Christmas music that I am playing almost non-stop [as I start late, I feel it's perfectly justifiable to listen in excess]. That's when this album really comes into its own. Christmas with a dash of bluesy melancholy [and who doesn't have the occasional melancholy moment sometime during the season?].
Dave Koz and Kenny G have a wonderful Christmas sound that doesn't try too hard; great with a glass of wine. When I want a bit more jazz and a wee bit less Christmas, I go with this album. Mix a bit of melancholy with some wonderful Christmas tunes and a very talented trumpeter - presto!; you have the perfect album to have with a second glass of wine. Should the Christmas spirit convince you that a third glass is in order, you can always follow with Chet Baker!
Audio CD (October 10, 2006)
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Original recording reissued
Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars
Release Date October 22, 2002
Genre Holiday Styles Christmas Holidays Contemporary Jazz Crossover Jazz Instrumental Pop Smooth Jazz
Recording DateJune 20, 2002 - July 2, 2002
Label: Columbia – 82876 75381 2
Format: CD, Album
Genre: Jazz, Pop
AllMusic Review by William Ruhlmann [-]
The story about there being more suicides around the holidays turns out to be a myth, but like all urban legends, it caught on among the populace (or at least among lazy journalists) because it sounds like it should be true; as trumpeter Chris Botti writes in a sleeve note to his seasonal collection, December, "At no other time of the year is there a wider array of emotions than the month of December." This is a clue that Botti, in acceding to his record company's request that he undertake a Christmas album, was not interested in simply celebrating the season in his interpretations of holiday standards. There have been other such contemplative Christmas records: George Winston's album, also called December, is calm rather than celebratory, and Barbra Streisand's Christmas Memories, released in the wake of the September 11 terrorist attacks in 2001, is another collection that takes in the season's complexities. Add Botti's album to that list. The approach, of course, fits in with the trumpeter's overall musical style. Often heard through a mute, his playing usually has an intimate, low-key character, and that is true here, too. Critics have compared him to Miles Davis, and to that one easily may add Chet Baker, especially because like Baker, Botti has chosen to sing here, applying an adequate tenor to Richard Marx's "Perfect Day" and "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" (the latter one of the more troubled of lyrics to become a Christmas standard). It isn't all doom and gloom, of course; there's a playful reading of "Winter Wonderland," for instance. But this is still an album to be put on in the shank of the evening when the Christmas festivities have subsided, not at the height of the celebrations.
01. The Christmas Song
02. Ave Maria
03. Winter Wonderland
04. The First Noel
05. Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
07. I Really Don't Want Much For Christmas
08. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
09. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
10. Silent Night
11. Little Drummer Boy
12. O Little Town Of Bethlehem
13. I'll Be Home For Christmas