Recording information: Air Lyndhurst Hall, Hampstead, UK; British Grove Studios, London, UK; Chartmaker Studio, Malibu, CA; Ocean Way Recording, Hollywood, CA; Record One, Sherman Oaks, CA; The House, Nashville, TN; The NEwman Scoring Stage, 20th Century Fox, Los Angeles; WallyWorld Studios, Studio City, Ca.
Photographer: Fabrizio Ferri.
The follow-up to his smash 2009 concert album Live in Boston, Chris Botti's studio album Impressions features more of the cool trumpeter's crossover jazz, pop, and classical stylings. Focusing on Botti's love of melody, Impressions is an aesthetically varied album featuring works by classical composers Fr‚d‚ric Chopin and Astor Piazzolla as well as standards by George Gershwin and Harold Arlen. While Botti's virtuoso playing is always the focal point of his albums, here we get more of his acclaimed collaborations, including tracks with such artists as jazz pianist Herbie Hancock, guitarist Mark Knopfler, country singer Vince Gill, composer/pianist/producer David Foster, and more. Impressions is set for release on Columbia in April 2012.