Last night I saw a concert featuring famed trumpet player Chris Botti, his excellent band, and some great guest performers. If you don’t know Botti, he’s a Grammy-winning jazz musician who frequently collaborates with famous artists to present jazz versions of popular songs. For example, in 2005 he released an album called “Duets,” on which he recorded with Sting, Gladys Knight, and Michael Buble, among others. He and the band members that I heard last night are some of the best jazz musicians I’ve ever heard (with special kudos to his amazing drummer, the heartbeat of the ensemble).
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