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  Исполнитель(и) :
   Botti, Chris  (Trumpet)
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  Наименование CD :
   December



Год издания : 2002

Компания звукозаписи : Sony, (ru)

Музыкальный стиль : Contemporary Jazz, Crossover Jazz, Smooth Jazz

Время звучания : 45:14

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CD, стоящие на полке рядом : Jazz (Trumpet - Smooth)      

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.

- William Ruhlmann (All Music Guide)


  Соисполнители :

Andrew Picken (Viola)
Anthony Wilson (Guitar)
Bob Sheppard (Flute)
David Carpenter (Bass)
Gina Kronstadt (Violin)
Heitor Teixeira Pereira (Guitar)
Jimmy Haslip (Bass)
Joel Derouin (Violin)
John Wittenberg (Violin)
Mary Anne Steinberger (Cello)
Peter Erskine (Percussion, Drums)
Richard Marx (Background Vocals)
Shane Fontayne (Guitar)
Susan Chatman (Violin)


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   1 The Christmas Song         0:04:33 Torme / Wells
   2 First Noel         0:02:51 Traditional
   3 Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow         0:04:03 Cahn / Styne
   4 Hallelujah         0:03:04 Cohen
   5 Perfect Day         0:02:43 Marx / Marx
   6 Santa Claus Is Coming To Town         0:04:09 Coots / Gillespie
   7 O Little Town Of Bethlehem     T       0:03:11 Traditional
   8 Winter Wonderland         0:03:09 Bernard / Smith
   9 Little Drummer Boy         0:03:06 Davis / Onorati / Simeone
   10 Hark! The Herald Angels Sing         0:02:02 Traditional
   11 Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas         0:03:16 Blane / Martin
   12 Silent Night     T       0:05:00 Traditonal
   13 I'll Be Home For Christmas     T       0:04:08 Gannon / Kent / Ram

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